La metropoli dell’agente ich=Spaik: Libidissi di Georg Klein


  • Moira Paleari Università degli Studi di Milano



My paper focuses on Georg Klein’s Libidissi (1998) as an example of a new spy-story in contemporary German literature. Combining the analysis of the role of the German spy ich=Spaik, the main figure of Klein’s novel, with a mapping of the geographies of the city Libidissi, I will point out to what extent the author poses a challenge to the tradition of the spy-story and in what way he considers Ich=Spaik’s activities, intending them not only as an operation of espionage, but especially as a persistent questioning of a problematic identity, of a figure, who is continuously confronting the image of his native country, his original belonging with the Other. The representation of ich=Spaik’s ‘displaced’ identity and his approach to the landscape, the (in)visible town Libidissi, will be debated on two specific aspects: the paradigms of Self vs Other and of center vs periphery.

Biografia autore

Moira Paleari, Università degli Studi di Milano

Moira Paleari è ricercatrice e professore aggregato di Letteratura tedesca presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano. La sua ricerca scientifica si concentra principalmente sulla letteratura tedesca del fin de siècle e dell’espressionismo, l’autobiografia e il rapporto fra letteratura e arti figurative. 




Come citare

Paleari, Moira. 2014. «La Metropoli dell’agente ich=Spaik: Libidissi Di Georg Klein». Altre Modernità, n. 11 (maggio):85-95.



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