Die Vernetzung der Welt – zu Daniel Kehlmanns

Die Vernetzung der Welt – zu Daniel Kehlmanns "Ruhm"
Die Vernetzung der Welt – zu Daniel Kehlmanns "Ruhm"

Author(s): Michael Haase
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Daniel Kehlmann;philosophy in cyber space; tradition; „Vermessung der Welt”

Summary/Abstract: The ambiguous German title of Daniel Kehlmann’s Novel in Nine Episodes exposes its central theme. It is the question whether the ‚Fame‘ (Ruhm) of literature und philosophy is fading in the virtual ‚room‘ created by modern communication techniques. The present essay understands Kehlmann’s novel as an attempt to describe the new world of cyberspace in the old way, thus demonstrating the undiminished power of tradition.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 345-367
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: German