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Title: Fiction from Tegel Prison: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 7
Author: Bonhoeffer, Dietrich Clifford Green, Nancy Lukens (eds)
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress; Publication Date: 1999
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780800683078
Volumes: 1; Pages: 288
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Writing fiction-an incomplete drama, a novel fragment, and a short story-occupied much of Bonhoeffer's first year in Tegel prison, as well as writing to his family and his fiance and dealing with his interrogation. "There is a good deal of autobiography mixed in with it," he explained to his friend and biographer Eberhard Bethge. Richly annotated by German editors Renate Bethge and Ilse Todt and by Clifford Green, the writings in this book disclose a great deal of Bonhoeffer's family context, social world, and cultural milieu. Events from his life are recounted in a way that illuminates his theology. Characters and situations that represent Nazi types and attitudes became a form of social criticism and help to explain Bonhoeffer's participation in the resistance movement and the plot to kill Hitler.