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To write this non-fiction work about life in the former East Germany, Anna Funder interviewed former Stasi officers and the people they surveilled. Described in the National Library of Australia record as 'A book of travel, history and biography that reads like a documentary novel,' Stasiland takes 'a deliberately subjective and "literary" approach' to its material with an 'emphasis on a sympathetic authorial persona as the source of the reader's perspective' (Susan Lever 'The Crimes of the Past: Anna Funder's Stasiland and Helen Garner's Joe Cinque's Consolation'. Paper delivered at the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) conference 2006).

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 11 (English Unit 1 and Unit 2)

Themes

change, how literature plays witness to history, identity, interplay of authority and identity, Power, rebellion, time

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Information and communication technology, Literacy, Personal and social

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Notes

  • Originally submitted as a Thesis (M.A.)--University of Melbourne, Dept. of English and Cultural Studies, 2002.
  • Dedication: For Craig Allchin.
  • Reading Group Guide available through the Text Publishing website.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2002 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      ISBN: 1876485906
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2003 .
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      Extent: 288p.
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      Reprinted: 2004 , 2005
      ISBN: 1877008915
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Granta ,
      2003 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      ISBN: 1862075808 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      HarperCollins ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Description: illus., map
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      • Publication date 21 September 2011
      ISBN: 9780062077325
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Ambo/Anthos ,
      2002 .
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      Extent: 319p.
      ISBN: 9789025436377

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  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Australian Writers Anna Funder and David Sornig Cross Berlin Borders Gay Lynch , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Border Crossings 2016; (p. 153-166)

'To understand their characters' border crossings - historical, transnational, personal, physical and generic - Australian writers, Anna Funder and David Sornig researched their Berlin settings in situ, in literature and through writing praxis. Berlin crossings can be mapped from East to West and ideologically from left to right, through traumatic national history, biographies and authorial backstories.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Anna Funder's Stasiland Blair Mahoney , Cheltenham : Insight Publications , 2016 10102708 2016 single work criticism
Austalgia : Our Homesickness for the Past Jim Chalmers , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 74 no. 3 2015; (p. 206-209)
Gender Imbalance in HSC English Book Lists Criticised Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 November 2014; (p. 2)
Telling the Truth William Yeoman , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 January 2013; (p. 10-11)
Behind the Wall: Insights into a Bizarre Place Mark Thomas , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 June 2004; (p. 2a)

— Review of Stasiland Anna Funder , 2002 single work non-fiction
Fact and Fiction H. E. , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , October 2003; (p. 65)

— Review of Stasiland Anna Funder , 2002 single work non-fiction ; Something Fishy : A Murray Whelan Thriller Shane Maloney , 2002 single work novel
Stasiland : Beyond the Berlin Wall Radha O'Meara , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Arts Alumni News , December 2002; (p. 3, 8)
Anna Funder speaks about the writing of her book on East Germany,Stasiland.
Sitting in the Driver's Seat of Biography Jane Sullivan , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 April 2003; (p. 10)
Silent Fury For Author who Lifted Stones of Germany's Past Malcolm Knox , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 June 2004; (p. 13)
Stasiland Takes Top British Literary Prize Malcolm Knox , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 June 2004; (p. 15)
Award Winner Can't Believe Her Luck Ben English , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 July 2004; (p. 52)
Last amended 31 Aug 2017 08:17:51
Subjects:
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990), Western Europe, Europe,
Settings:
  • East Berlin, Berlin,
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    Germany,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Berlin,
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    Germany,
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990), Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1949-1990
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