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Kontrafakturen: Arno Schmidts Göttliche Komödien

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Translated title of the contributionContrafacts. Arno Schmidt's Divine Comedies.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationDante deutsch
Subtitle of host publication Die deutsche Dante-Rezeption im 20. Jahrhundert in Literatur, Philosophie, Künsten und Medien
EditorsMichael Dallapiazza, Annette Simonis
Place of PublicationBern
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783035106299
ISBN (Print)9783034313315

Publication series

NameJahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik
ISSN (Print)0171-8320

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This article addresses the relationship of Arno Schmidt's writing to Dante, pursuing in particular a link through Dante's representation of Hell as an allegory for the Holocaust. While Weninger is critical of too easy an association between Dante and Schmidt - indeed he points out that Schmidt himself was sceptical about such links - he finds veiled traces of Dante in Schmidt's postwar writings.

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