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'Der Anspruch auf Anspruch und der Anspruch auf Spa▀:' Postmoderne ZŘge in Bas B÷ttchers literarischem Programm


Badger, B, 'Der Anspruch auf Anspruch und der Anspruch auf Spas:' Postmoderne Zuge in Bas Bottchers literarischem Programm, Neophilologus: An International Journal of Modern and Mediaeval Language and Literature, 94, (2) pp. 317-332 . ISSN 0028-2677 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s11061-009-9173-9


Bas B├Âttcher has been at the forefront of Germany's spoken-word poetry scene for more than a decade, and has gained worldwide popularity and critical acclaim. By way of an unusual metaphor, I show in this article how elements of a pluralistic postmodern aesthetic have held the key to B├Âttcher's significant commercial and literary success. Like the plays of his literary role model, Shakespeare, B├Âttcher's poetry represents what one critic has called a "head-on collision between art and entertainment." He reduces the distance between artist and audience by means of a multilayered (double-coded) poetry that appeals on a variety of levels to a variety of audiences. Yet B├Âttcher seeks not only to close the gap between high and popular art, but also to dissolve any literary boundaries between perceived binary oppositions. Particularly in his recent Textbox project, B├Âttcher presents hybrid juxtapositions between word and image, sight and sound. His literary frame of reference crosses cultural and historical boundaries, while he neither adheres to the formal constraints of traditional lyric or the 4/4 rhythm of pop music nor does he resort to vers libre. ┬ę Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Literature in German
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Badger, B (Dr Billy Badger)
ID Code:59576
Year Published:2010 (online first 2009)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2009-12-10
Last Modified:2016-03-08

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