@book { Elsaesser1996,
title = {Fassbinder's Germany: history, identity, subject },
author = {Elsaesser, Thomas },
pages = {396 },
year = {1996 },
publisher = {Amsterdam Univ. Press },
isbn = {978-90-5356-059-4 },
url = {http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-317351 },
abstract = {Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of the most prominent and important authors of post-war European cinema. Thomas Elsaesser is the first to write a thoroughly analytical study of his work. He stresses the importance of a closer understanding of Fassbinder's career through a re-reading of his films as textual entities. Approaching the work from different thematic and analytical perspectives, Elsaesser offers both an overview and a number of detailed readings of crucial films, while also providing a European context for Fassbinder's own coming to terms with fascism.},