Stasiland

Author: Anna Funder

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847085083

Category: History

Page: 304

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In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. In Stasiland, winner of the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize, Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany, a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally overnight, and one in fifty East Germans were informing on their countrymen and women. She meets Miriam, who as a sixteen-year-old might have started the Third World War, visits the man who painted the line which became the Berlin Wall and gets drunk with the legendary 'Mik Jegger' of the East, who the authorities once declared - to his face - to 'no longer exist'.

Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides Stasiland by Anna Funder

Reading Stasiland once will not be sufficient preparation — you will need to read
the text many times. The text should then be broken down into thematic concerns,
characters, plotting and sequence, values and structure. These elements will ...

Author: Annelise Balsamo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107297664

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides are an invaluable digital resource for all students of senior English. This guide for Area of Study 1 will help you develop the confidence you need to write essays throughout the year, and to build your skills in reading and responding in readiness for the end of year exam. Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides for Area of Study 1 offer you: • Detailed character analysis • Discussion of themes, ideas and values • A focus on the language features and conventions of your text • Revision questions • Sample topics • Practice essays and essay writing tips • Comprehensive reference lists


Stasiland

Although in what is now a united Germany, this is the former Communist East, once ruled by the feared secret police, the Stasi. This is Stasiland.

Author: Rolf Richardson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing

ISBN: 9781789018028

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Page: 216

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After a messy divorce, Ed Blake is trying to forget the past by spending the summer driving around Europe in his silver Porsche. He gets no further than a small town on the river Elbe when he is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Although in what is now a united Germany, this is the former Communist East, once ruled by the feared secret police, the Stasi. This is Stasiland. The past has not gone away, Germany's political tectonic plates are shifting, maybe heading for the sort of chaos last seen in the 1930s. Ed finds himself pulled into a whirlpool of violence as right-wing extremism starts to shake the foundations of Europe. This is a novel about here and now. What happened to Ed Blake could happen to you.

Anna Funder s Stasiland and Kazuo Ishiguro s Never Let Me Go

This Insight Comparison Guide is an in-depth guide on Stasiland and Never let Me Go for VCE English and EAL students studying this text pair.

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ISBN: 9781925778120

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This Insight Comparison Guide is an in-depth guide on Stasiland and Never let Me Go for VCE English and EAL students studying this text pair. It analyses both texts in detail, identifies points of connection and comprehensively covers their shared ideas, issues and themes. Essay topics, a sample topic analysis and a complete comparative essay are also included.

Anna Funder s Stasiland

Stasiland Insight Text Guide has highly visual Character Map with notes on each character and their relationships; in - depth and comprehensive background and context notes; excellent notes on genre, style and structure; a chapter - by - ...

Author: Ruth Thomas

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781459662230

Category: Study Aids

Page: 140

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Stasiland Insight Text Guide has highly visual Character Map with notes on each character and their relationships; in - depth and comprehensive background and context notes; excellent notes on genre, style and structure; a chapter - by - chapter/scene - by - scene analysis; discussion of characters and relationships; highly informative section o...


Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic

So I'm worried about the possible misimpression [sic] that Funder's book
describes the whole GDR, when it doesn't.'18 In a similar vein, Matthias
Gretzschel, writing for Die Welt, critiqued Funder's presentation of the truth in
Stasiland ...

Author: Nicole Moore

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 178308524X

Category: History

Page: 274

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An account of fraught and complex cross-cultural literary exchange between two highly distinct - even uniquely opposed - reading contexts, Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic has resonance for all newly global reckonings of the cultural Cold War. Working from the extraordinary records of the East German publishing and censorship regime, the authors materially track the production and reception of one country’s corpus as envisioned by another. The 90 Australian titles published in the GDR form an alternative canon, revealing a shadowy literary archive that rewrites Australia’s postwar cultural history from behind the iron curtain and illuminates multiple ironies for the GDR as a ‘reading nation’. This book brings together leading German and Australian scholars in the fields of book history, German and Australian cultural history, Australian and postcolonial literatures, and postcolonial and cross-cultural theory, with emerging writers currently navigating between the two cultures.


Snitch

57 58 59 60 61 62 63 Funder, Stasiland, p. 57; Glees, The Stasi Files, p. 3.
Gellately, 'Denunciations in Twentieth-Century Germany', 956, 958. For the
various categories see Mike Dennis, The Stasi: Myth and Reality (London:
Pearson, 2003), ...

Author: Steve Hewitt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441190074

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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Orwellian Ireland

The international bestselling book 'Stasiland', by Anne Funder, has once again
brought to the fore the concept of a whole modern state being secretly
subservient to its domestic intelligence agency. While doubtless many Irish
people see no ...

Author: Brian Nugent

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1447580001

Category: Reference

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Inspired by the book Stasiland, this work is an attempt to see if some of the state practices that flourished in Communist Eastern Europe might be replicated in modern Ireland. It goes into the question of intelligence agencies, what agencies are active in Ireland, how they harass dissidents, their use of modern technology and their role in secretly supporting paramilitary groups in Ireland and around the world. It includes a lot of first hand testimony of state harassment, and even torture, which is on a par with what happened in countries like East Germany. Finally it concludes with some searching questions about the real government policies being pursued in Ireland.




All That I Am

Anna Funder. ALSO BY ANNA FUNDER Stasiland In memory of Ruth Blatt (née
Koplowitz) Stasiland.

Author: Anna Funder

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 067092041X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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One September morning, elderly Ruth Wesemann wakes to the sound of a parcel being delivered to her door. Inside she finds a tattered little notebook. Opening its delicate pages she meets with a flood of memories... It's 1933 and she is back in her light-filled flat in Berlin. Hans is making caipirinhas, snow falls outside the kitchen window, and Hitler is making his first speech as Chancellor of Germany. Her life and those of her tight-knit group of friends are about to change beyond all recognition. Having dedicated themselves to resisting the Nazi's rise, they have become hunted outlaws overnight. Fleeing the country, Ruth and Hans find refuge in a basement flat in Bloomsbury, but inspired by Ruth's fearless cousin Dora, they defy the conditions of their visas and risk being sent back to Germany in order continue their dangerous resistance work. But with each breathtaking act of courage and every person that they trust, they cannot help but risk betrayal and deceit. And then, one day, they face the chilling realisation that Hitler's reach extends much further than they had thought, even to London itself. Inspiring, tragic and based on real events, All That I Am is a masterful and devastating novel of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices that people endure to protect their beliefs and of discovering remarkable heroism hidden in the most unexpected of places.



In Times of Fading Light

' Anna Funder, author of Stasiland International bestseller and Winner of the German Book Prize A sweeping story of one family over four generations in East Germany: the intertwining of love, life and politics under the GDR regime.

Author: Eugen Ruge

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571288596

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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'Already hailed as a Cold War classic.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent Books of the Year 'Utterly absorbing, funny and humane. A romp through a twisted century in the heart of Europe.' Anna Funder, author of Stasiland International bestseller and Winner of the German Book Prize A sweeping story of one family over four generations in East Germany: the intertwining of love, life and politics under the GDR regime.

The Girl with the Dogs

And what will she risk to find out? Deceptively concise, The Girl with the Dogs is a masterful story about life from beginning to end, and about the brief moments of choice that have enduring consequences.

Author: Anna Funder

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1760143669

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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'To live with someone for a long time requires an element of fiction – the selective use of facts to craft an ongoing story.' Amid the debris of her friends' relationships, Tess has a marriage that's comparatively unscathed. But she's at a hinge moment, poised between her present life and the one she decided against in her youth. What could she have made of her life had she chosen differently? And what will she risk to find out? Deceptively concise, The Girl with the Dogs is a masterful story about life from beginning to end, and about the brief moments of choice that have enduring consequences. Includes Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, 'The Lady with the Dog'.

Act of Grace

Longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award 2020 'A novelist for our times' Anna Funder, author of Stasiland In this brilliant novel of fear and sacrifice, trauma and survival, four characters' lives intertwine across time and place.

Author: Anna Krien

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 1782836497

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award 2020 'A novelist for our times' Anna Funder, author of Stasiland In this brilliant novel of fear and sacrifice, trauma and survival, four characters' lives intertwine across time and place. Australian soldier Toohey returns from Baghdad in 2003 with shrapnel in his neck, crippled by PTSD. A decade earlier, aspiring pianist Nasim falls from favour with Saddam Hussein and his psychopathic son Uday, triggering a perilous search for safety. In Melbourne as the millennium turns, Robbie, faced with her father's dementia and family silences that may never be addressed, begins to test boundaries. And in the present day, Gerry seeks to escape his father Toohey's tyranny and heal the wounds inflicted by it. Crossing the frontiers of war, protest and cultural reconciliation, Act of Grace is a meditation on inheritance: the damage that one generation bestows upon the next, and the potential for transformation. It is a searing, powerful and utterly original work by an exceptional Australian writer.