Störung und ‚Entstörung‘ in Christian Krachts und Eckhart Nickels Gebrauchsanweisung für Kathmandu und Nepal (2009/2012): Zu einer Poetik des „Knowing without going“

Lorenz, Matthias; Riniker, Christine (2018). Störung und ‚Entstörung‘ in Christian Krachts und Eckhart Nickels Gebrauchsanweisung für Kathmandu und Nepal (2009/2012): Zu einer Poetik des „Knowing without going“. Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik, 48(3), pp. 561-586. J. B. Metzler

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This paper investigates different aspects of order, disruption and partial restoration in Christian Kracht’s und Eckhart Nickel’s Gebrauchsanweisung für Kathmandu und Nepal (2009) and the revised edition (2012). The analysis focuses on the positioning of the text within the book series of Piper publishing as well as on the traditions of the genre of travel writing on which the authors allude to. Furthermore we question, to what extent the readers expectations are being disappointed. This in itself reveals to be an artful game that raises further questions concerning the matter of political correctness in this specific type of travel writing. In regard to the criticism of German Pop Literature and its authors – who were broadly perceived as apolitical dandies trivializing colonialism in their travelogues –, this paper presents an analysis of intertextuality and unreliability and interprets these techniques as a subtle but nevertheless critical statement.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Germanic Languages
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Germanic Languages > Modern German Literary Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Lorenz, Matthias and Riniker, Christine

Subjects:

400 Language > 430 German & related languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 830 German & related literatures

ISSN:

0049-8653

Publisher:

J. B. Metzler

Language:

English

Submitter:

Matthias Lorenz

Date Deposited:

19 Dec 2018 11:32

Last Modified:

19 Dec 2018 11:32

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/122350

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