Materialisierte Entfremdung. ,Schöpferisches Verfahren‘ in Marlen Haushofers Die Wand

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/15543

Parole chiave:

Haushofer; wall; alienation; procedure; Deleuze; ambivalence

Abstract

The central subject of Marlen Haushofer's famous novel The Wall is the
reflection of alienation as “relationship of relationshiplessness” (Rahel Jaeggi). It
reflects on this by resorting to a metaphor for alienation that has become topical: the
glass wall. The novel's innovative literary effort is that it takes this metaphor literally in
the form of a wall that suddenly appears and extends endlessly into the world. This
literalization of the metaphor, however, does not result in overcoming alienation in
the sense of liberating the nameless main character. Rather, it is part of a genuinely
creative procedure – a procedure that Deleuze and Guattari, following Franz Kafka, call
“way out”. And a procedure for which the protagonist must pay the price of an
inescapable ambivalence.

Biografia autore

Jürgen Gunia, Universität Münster

Jürgen Gunia ist Studienrat im Hochschuldienst im Bereich Neuere
deutsche Literatur an der Universität Münster. Seine Forschungsinteressen umfassen
Ästhetik, Subjekttheorie und Medientheorie. Er hat über deutsche Autoren des 19. und
20. Jahrhunderts publiziert (z.B. Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Robert Musil, Arnold
Stadler). Zu seinen jüngsten Publikationen gehören Aufsätze zur Kritik des
Kompetenzdiskurses.

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Pubblicato

2021-05-31

Come citare

Gunia, Jürgen. 2021. «Materialisierte Entfremdung. ,Schöpferisches Verfahren‘ in Marlen Haushofers Die Wand». Altre Modernità, n. 25 (maggio):52-64. https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/15543.