Thomas Brussig: Helden wie wir [Heroes Like Us] (1605 words)

The Eastern German author Thomas Brussig (b. 1965) wrote Helden wie wir (Heroes Like Us) as a response to the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent unification of Germany in 1989/90. Helden wie wir belongs to a postwall Eastern German cultural trend consisting of humorous and satirical texts in all genres and audiovisual media. In his first three novels, Wasserfarben (Watercolors, 1991), Helden wie wir (1995/English ed. 1997), and Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee (On the Shorter End of Sunny Street, 1999), Brussig adopted adolescent male protagonists and narratives based on German and American …

Twark, Jill E.. "Helden wie wir". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 January 2009
[, accessed 19 March 2018.]

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