"Die Ränder brechen auf und sie brechen herein": Ein interkultureller Blick auf Ilma Rakusa und Karl-Markus Gauβ

Horvat, Vesna Kondrič
October 2008
Modern Austrian Literature;2008, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p55
Academic Journal
The article deals with two language-aware and form-conscious artists who express a strong drive toward aesthetic expression but never forget their immersion in social and historical environments. Karl-Markus Gauß and Ilma Rakusa, who gained their reputations as very subtle mediators between different cultures mainly through their essays, open the subject of "otherness" for discussion and prove that this is not primarily a given, but develops during the process of "Begegnung" and/ or "Versprachlichung." The article shows that these authors developed a keen ear for the plurality not only of the historical but also of the contemporary world.


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