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write about for German literature having an influence on the public's sense of nationalism as you present an example of German nationalism (or issues...

write about for German literature having an influence on the public's sense of nationalism as you present an example of German nationalism (or issues in it) influencing literature. Base your answer on the stories The Wonderous Adventures of Peter Schlemihl, Emil and the Detectives and The Sunday I became World Champion.


Main idea: There are influences on literature as well as literary influenes on culture and society.

First paragraph: The turbulance Napoleon's presence in an pre-unified Germany caused stories like Peter Schlemihl to appear.

Second paragraph: The popularity of Emil and the Detectives was inspiring to young Germans due to its message of coopertion, etc.

Third paragraph: The Sunday I became... stems from post-World War II feelings of guilt in Germany, the public forum of literature inspired further examples of new, positive feelings of nationalism. 

Conclusion: Literature in Germany (19th-20th century) reflects society and influences creativity in return, a cycle.  

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