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

Illuminating language (II)

Illuminating language (II)

  In literary reviews ‘Everything is illuminated’ by Jonathan Safran Foer is often praised for its richness in tone and genre. It is both ironic and serious and it shows multiple elements

Illuminating Language

Illuminating Language

Foer’s novel ‘Everything is illuminated’ can easily be seen as your typical postmodern novel. It consists of three text forms: the narrative itself, a one-sided letter correspondence, and a kind of magical

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