German Studies Review
Volker Braun's documentary drama Guevara oderder Sonnenstaat (1975) challenges political and literary-historical manifestations of East German humanist internationalism. In particular, his protagonists are embedded in debates on the political efficacy of Expressionist and Socialist Realist iterations of the New Man. With recourse to Ernesto "Che" Guevara's hombre nuevo and biographical accounts of Tamara Bunke (a.k.a. Tania), he intervenes in those debates to articulate new, revolutionary subjectivities, anticipating more sophisticated articulations of the inter- and transnational German subjects that find literary expression beginning in the 198
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