Maria Snyder

The View from the Parking Lot: Political Landscapes and Natural Environments in the Works of Brigitta Kronauer and Jenny Erpenbeck

Maria Snyder’s essay rounds out the section on “Revisited Spaces” with an analysis of the work of authors Jenny Erpenbeck and Brigitte Kronauer in relation to the important field of ecocriticism. With nature as the “revisited” space of German literary history, Synder sees Erpenbeck and Kronauer as offering a connection to the natural world that is neither romantic nor nativist. By inserting these two authors otherwise not considered as nature writers into an analysis of ecocritical discourse, Synder presents an alternative perspective to past nature writing, largely considered a masculinist endeavor. ...

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