Danzig als literarischer Ort (Grass, Chwin, Huelle)

Professorship/Faculty: Slavic Literary Studies  
Author(s): Rothkoegel, Anna
Title of the Journal: Zeitschrift für Slawistik : ZfSl
ISSN: 0044-3506
Publisher Information: Berlin : De Gruyter
Year of publication: 2008
Volume: 53
Issue: 4
Pages: 467-485
Language(s): German
In Günter Grass’, Pawel Huelle’s and Stefan Chwin’s texts the literary place „Danzig“ comes into being as a unity of place and time on a intertextual and discursive level. The history of the real town, which was marked by national and cultural variety as well as by destruction and forced displacement, by resettlement and the search after a new home and identity, is conducive as background to the writers’ criticism of a stereotype, nationalistic and ideological world of ideas. Similarly the novelists confront the openness, multiformity and perviousness of the natural and cultural area with the nation states’ struggle for totalitarian power. At the same time they doubt the Polish and the German post war historiography, which is marked by supersession and ideological falsification, and they want to replace it by a personal culture of remembrance.
Keywords: Stadt (Motiv), Danzig, kulturelles Gedächtnis, Geschichte
Document Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/40293
Year of publication: 1. April 2016