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'Wie so eine kleine Flaschenpost:' die Flaschenpost-Metapher bei Bas Böttcher


Badger, B, 'Wie so eine kleine Flaschenpost:' die Flaschenpost-Metapher bei Bas Böttcher, German Studies Review, 33, (1) pp. 73-92. ISSN 0149-7952 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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The Flaschenpost trope often centers on the image of a shipwrecked sailor who, in a moment of desperate hope, seals his message in a bottle and commits it to the ocean. Through this trope the author calls the effectiveness of lyrical communication into question, since he cannot exclude the possibility that the bottle will remain lost at sea, never able to reveal its message. Yet if it reaches its destination, can it convey an undistorted message to its anonymous recipient? Such doubts are foreign to Bas Böttcher. His Flaschenpost-communication avoids misinterpretation, because it permits many layers of interpretation and presupposes the creative input of both audience and performance space.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Literature in German
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Badger, B (Dr Billy Badger)
ID Code:64437
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2010-07-28
Last Modified:2012-05-15
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