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Meurtre, institution postale et métalepse dans trois récits de Wolfgang Hilbig

Abstract : Focusing on three narratives written by Wolfgang Hilbig (1941-2007) either prior to (“Der Brief”, “Die Angst von Beethoven” 1981) or at the time of the Wende (“Er, nicht Ich” 1981/1991), this study sets out to link two recurring themes/motives – the murder of a young woman and the postal system – to the narrative process of metalepsis. The purpose is to read these stories as author fictions staging a typically East German form of authorship, which consists in exhibiting fiction as such in order to make an autonomous creation out of the alienation that characterizes the writing conditions in the GDR. The study first looks into the topos of the infamous author, then shows what links metalepsis to murder and mail, and finally brings out the existential dimension of the metalepsis.
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Bénédicte Terrisse. Meurtre, institution postale et métalepse dans trois récits de Wolfgang Hilbig. L’auteur(e) et ses doubles – Stratégies de mise en scène de la figure auctoriale dans l’espace franco-germanophone, Delphine Klein-Rouquier; Aline Vennemann, Oct 2013, Paris, France. ⟨hal-03134836⟩



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