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May 21, 2012 Gundula rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: anyone interested in German children's literature
This is an extensive and readable overview of German girls' fiction from about 1918 to 1950. The only problem I have with the analysis is that I feel that the author in some cases misinterprets or fails to see the danger of some of the books written for girls in the 1930s and early 40s (The Third Reich). For example, some of the 1930s girls' literature seems on the surface to break the bonds of conservatism in that there are ample opportunities for girls to find jobs and break away from the dict...more