Fassbinder's Germany: History, Identity, Subject

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Amsterdam University Press, 1996 - Political Science - 396 pages
Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of the most prominent and important authors of post-war European cinema. Thomas Elsaesser is the first to write a thoroughly analytical study of his work. He stresses the importance of a closer understanding of Fassbinder's career through a re-reading of his films as textual entities. Approaching the work from different thematic and analytical perspectives, Elsaesser offers both an overview and a number of detailed readings of crucial films, while also providing a European context for Fassbinder's own coming to terms with fascism.


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Thomas Elsaesser is professor of the Department of Film and Television Studies at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and General Editor of the series Film Culture in Transition.

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