Zwischen Wien und Bagdad oder wenn der ­شَرق Osten als شُروق Sonnenaufgang im Text auftaucht : Semier Insayifs Roman "Faruq"

  • At the time when the East appears as sunrise in Insayif's novel, when it appears as Arabic word, as text image in the German text, memories gain contour in the same way as words do. It is all about words and memories in the text, it is about (not) being able to speak, it is about losing language and memory, it is about writing, speaking and reciting within the realm of the in-between of languages and cultures. Emanating from the first-person narrator the text unfolds nuances and facets of life stories as textures of memories, as language- and sound tissues quasi. Referring to those poetic and rhetorical aspects of the text, I undertake a reading that is based on postcolonial and deconstructive approaches as well as on theories of memory. My reading tries to both react to the demands and specificities of Insayif's text in all of its various facets of betweenness as well as to fathom perspectives that might be significant for the 'Zeitenwende'.

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Author:Anna BabkaORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Zeitenwende : österreichische Literatur seit dem Millennium: 2000 - 2010 / Michael Boehringer ... (Hg.)
Place of publication:Wien
Editor:Michael Boehringer, Susanne Hochreiter
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2013/03/27
Year of first Publication:2011
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/04/02
GND Keyword:Erinnerung <Motiv>; Insayif, Semier
Page Number:14
First Page:194
Last Page:212
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Klassifikation:03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft / BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik / BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik > 03.08.02 Dichtung und Sprache
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht