Ben Gook

Ben Gook

Ben Gook is Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne and author of Divided Subjects, Invisible Borders: Re-Unified Germany after 1989 (2015). He is working on books about contemporary alienation and disaffection.

‘Dear Thomas: The Buddenbrooks of East Germany’ by Ben Gook

ABR Arts 03 June 2022
‘Dear Thomas: The Buddenbrooks of East Germany’ by Ben Gook
Will this biopic be the film that reintroduces German author and filmmaker Thomas Brasch to the world? Perhaps. Something is indeed afoot. Brasch and his family – his three siblings are also notable figures in literature and film – have been the subject of three films in the last decade. Besides Dear Thomas (Lieber Thomas, 2021), currently screening the German Film Festival, we have The Brasch ... (read more)