In the 1990s a group of German writers, born in the 1950s and 1960s, gained fame with their novels about Germany’s infamous 20th century past. In particular, Hanns-Josef Ortheil’s Abschied von den Kriegsteilnehmern [Goodbye to the War Participants, 1992], Jens Sparschuh’s Der Schneemensch [The Yeti, 1993], and Marcel Beyer’s Flughunde [The Karnau Tapes, 1995] stand out as prominent. These authors’ interest in the past came unexpectedly considering that unification in 1990 engendered a changing sense of German national identity, a step back to “normality” as a “whole” nation. …
Mundt, Hannelore G.. "Flughunde". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 September 2009; last revised 30 November -1.
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