@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},
 urn = {},
 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.},