Literature's response to social crises - EXPeditions

Literature's response to social crises

by Lara Feigel
  • Key point 1
    The historical context of a work is important to examine. Imaginative writing borrowing from cinema offers a valuable and fertile way to process technological change and social crisis.
  • Key point 2
    In Thomas Mann’s great post-war novel, Doctor Faustus, he found a way to be at once a German and an outsider, able to diagnose the Germans’ guilt and despair, but simultaneously clear that he himself was implicated in the tragedy.
  • Key point 3
    Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook explores what it means to be a free woman in a ground-breaking format that allows her to include every aspect of life.