Der lange Weg in die Gegenwartsliteratur
1989 marks the end of post-war literature in Germany. Yet, where is the historical locus of contemporary literature? Unlike attempts to situate contemporary literature in terms of historical events, the present study attempts to develop a structural history based on Pierre Bourdieu's concept of the 'literary field', thereby shedding light on the long road to the genesis of contemporary literature since the 1960s.
Heribert Tommek, University of Regensburg, Germany.