The Textual Score of Society in the 1970s in the Novel

"Auschwitz hin, Supermarkt her". Das musikalische Erschreiben der Gesellschaft der 1970er Jahre in Eckhard Henscheids "Die Mätresse des Bischofs"
The Textual Score of Society in the 1970s in the Novel "Die Mätresse des Bischofs" by Eckhard Henscheid

Author(s): Martin Schneider
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, German Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Odsjek za germanistiku - Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Keywords: literature and the Holocaust; literature and music; reception of romanticism;

Summary/Abstract: The article interprets Eckhard Henscheids novel "Die Mätresse des Bischofs", first published in 1978, as an attempt to use musical writing in order to transform the German society of the late Seventies. The novel creates a textual score, in which different manners of contemporary social speech are interlaced with the memory of National Socialism, war and the Holocaust. In this context, the article relates Henscheid’s so far undervalued novel to the writings of Thomas Bernhard and the musical philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 189-209
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: German