"Ich will Sie aus der Lektüre in die Welt befreien." : die Nichtlinearität im "Lexikon-Roman" von Andreas Okopenko

"I want to free you from reading into the world." : Nonlinearity in Andreas Okopenko's "Lexikon-Roman"

  • Der vorliegende Aufsatz versteht sich als Versuch, den Lexikon-Roman von Okopenko vorzustellen und auf die innovatorischen Züge hinsichtlich seiner Form hinzuweisen.
  • The article introduces the novel "Lexikon-Roman" by the Ukrainian-Austrian avant-garde writer Andreas Okopenko (1930–2010). With his lexicon novel, Andreas Okopenko presented a literary experiment almost 50 years ago that remains unique to this day. The main storyline follows the chemical merchant J. on his Danube ship trip to an exporter meeting, with the narrative concentrating only peripherally on the happenings during the trip. Instead, the protagonist's thoughts are being externalized. Both the stations on the ship's route and in the mental world of the protagonist serve as nodes that refer to further entries in the lexicon. This creates countless opportunities for the reader to follow different paths or even to skip the main storyline entirely and immerse only in the metanarration. The interweaving of the text, organized by individual references, is typical of the digital hypertext developed two decades later, which is why Okopenko is recognized as the "pioneer of hypertext" to the present day.

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Author:Alexandra Popovičová
Parent Title (German):Slowakische Zeitschrift für Germanistik
Publisher:Verband der Deutschlehrer und Germanisten der Slowakei
Place of publication:Bratislava
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/08/30
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/08/30
Tag:Literarische Avantgarde
Hypertext; Lexicon novel; Literary avant-garde
GND Keyword:Okopenko, Andreas; Lexikon-Roman; Hypertext; Avantgarde; Literatur; Experimentelle Literatur
Page Number:11
First Page:34
Last Page:44
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
BDSL-Klassifikation:19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart / BDSL-Klassifikation: 19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart >19.13.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Slowakische Zeitschrift für Germanistik / Slowakische Zeitschrift für Germanistik 12.2020,1
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht