'Langsam werde ich wieder nüchtern.' Die poetologische Funktion von Alkoholkonsum in Christian Krachts Romanen 'Faserland' und '1979'

Brunnschweiler, Johannes (2016). 'Langsam werde ich wieder nüchtern.' Die poetologische Funktion von Alkoholkonsum in Christian Krachts Romanen 'Faserland' und '1979'. Germanistik in der Schweiz. Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Akademischen Gesellschaft für Germanistik, 13, pp. 119-145. Germanistik.ch

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This article discusses the poetological function of alcohol consumption in Christian Kracht’s early novels ‹Faserland› (1995) and ‹1979› (2001) which belong partly to the postmodern genre of Neue Deutsche Popliteratur. The understanding of alcohol drinking as a ‹vehicle› for people’s plans and wishes offers the possiblity to analyse, on the basis of this topos, the literary suggestion of the individual interplay within social conventions by which the self is synthesized as an ‹identity product›. The article opens with outlining the cultural and psychosocial implications of alcohol consumption. Subsequently, an outline of the complex conceptualization of postmodern identity which emerges in Kracht’s work will be presented. The article concludes by analysing the two novels, using the beforehand developed parameters. Thus poetological implications of the protagonists’ alcohol drinking can be synthesized with an emphasis on the postmodern paradigm of identity or subject difficulty.

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:

Brunnschweiler, Johannes

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

1664-2449

Publisher:

Germanistik.ch

Language:

German

Submitter:

Johannes Emanuel Anton Brunnschweiler

Date Deposited:

08 Apr 2019 16:15

Last Modified:

25 Nov 2019 19:01

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.127895

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127895

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