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Negotiating Space in the GDR Literary Sphere

für Wis- senschaft und Forschung: Literatur). – ISBN 3-476-45236-0. 12025. Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne: Rezensur. A Case Study of Censorship and Programmatic Reception in the GDR. In: Monatshefte für deutsch- sprachige Literatur und Kultur. Madison/Wisconsin. 92. Jg., 2000, Heft 1, S. 53–67. Abstract: „As an analysis of the details of literary production in the GDR, this article focuses on how censorship and programmed reception influenced the context of lite- rature produced there and thereby informed our understanding of GDR literary history. The production

potential critics of the Party are bound to the regime by a meta-ideology which is difficult to escape, and in which those who would represent “intellect” are offered positions in the structures of “power,” including roles as informers for the State Security Service. Censorship and Repression The interest in censorship and repression of literature and writers in the GDR is highlighted by the large number of documentations dedicated to particular points of crisis, often described as turning points in GDR literary history, or the censorship of specific texts. Such

personnel, Heym ascribes to the publication of the text a level of importance in GDR literary history similar to that seen in Hermann Kant’s autobiography when Kant states that Ulbricht himself was to blame for the ban on Das Impressum. Moreover, the placing of the decision to publish or censor into the hands of one man, effectively representing an 73 See also Heym’s memorandum on this meeting dated 26 July 1973, BStU MfS AOP 25507/91 3, Bl. 120–28 (Bl. 124). Honecker later referred to his decision to allow the publication of Heym’s works as evidence of his