All posts by Nadine Feßler

To engage in literature

To engage in literature

  In Rethinking Postmodernism(s) Katrin Amian declares that “Postmodernism, it seems, is history”[1] for the simple reason that “the term appears to have exhausted its potential as a means of describing and

Thread Therapy

Thread Therapy

Last October thirteen international young artists were showing their work in an old hotel in Munich, called Mariandl. Two of them – Stephanie Müller and Klaus Erich Dietl – transformed one of

Real Fiction (II)

Real Fiction (II)

In Ian McEwan`s Atonement fiction is as ambiguously portrayed as in Kennedy`s “Original Bliss”. But McEwan goes further. He not only portrays the two-faced nature of fiction, he also strongly accentuates its

Real Fiction (I)

Real Fiction (I)

  In A.L. Kennedy`s short story “Original Bliss” fiction is introduced as a powerful instrument that is able to stabilize situations, relationships and identities but also possesses a destructive and even perverse