ZfL INFO 04/2024: Neuerscheinung: Documentary Aesthetics in the Long 1960s in Eastern Europe and Beyond
Clemens Günther, Matthias Schwartz (eds.)
Documentary Aesthetics in the Long 1960s in Eastern Europe and Beyond
Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics vol. 67
Brill, Leiden 2024
ISBN 978-90-04-53309-7 (Print); 978-90-04-68642-7 (PDF)
This book is the first to deal with documentary aesthetic practices of the post-war period in Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective. The contributions examine the specific forms and modes of documentary representations and the role they played in the formation of new aesthetic trends during the cultural-political transition of the long 1960s. This documentary first-hand approach to the world aimed to break up unquestioned ideological structures and expose tabooed truths in order to engender much-needed social changes. New ways of depicting daily life, writing testimony or subjective reportage emerged that still shape cultural debates today.