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McPhail, Sean A. "Fall-Out and the German People: The political climate in pausewang’s novel die wolke (1987) and anike hage’s manga adaptation (2013)." European Comic Art 12. (2019): 41–64. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.3167/eca.2019.120104
BibTeX citation key: McPhail2019a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Die Wolke", Adaptation, Germany, Manga, Pausewang. Gudrun, Politics
Creators: McPhail
Collection: European Comic Art
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This article compares Gudrun Pausewang's 1987 West German young adult novel Die Wolke to Anike Hage's 2013 manga adaptation. In so doing, it charts the development of West/Germans’ relationship to the outside world over the quarter-century separating the texts. I begin by considering the perceived threat of German annihilation – whether nuclear or environmental – in each era, as well as the change in German attitudes to democratic institutions since reunification. I then analyse each Germany's relation to its respective role in the Second World War, before examining how West/Germans in each text express either a German or a European identity. The article finds evidence in Hage's adaptation of a decided shift in German thinking from a predominantly nationalist perspective towards an informed, pan-European and increasingly international outlook.
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