uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Jag vill meddela mig: Exil, psykoanalys, 40-talism och det politiska i Peter Weiss tidiga svenska prosa
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Peter Weiss debut Från ö till ö (1947) the ‘I’ travels from island to island as a castaway. The island here can signify, or work as a synecdoche for exile and the feeling of isolation that exile often induces. But the movement from island to island also implies a restless state: Peter Weiss shifting from painting to writing to filmmaking and theatre, from German to Swedish and then back to German. The years during exile and the years that followed the exile until his breakthrough in Germany with Schatten des körpers des Kütchens (1960), Abschied von den Eltern (1961) and Fluchtpunkt (1962), were the formative years of Peter Weiss authorship. In Sweden he abandoned a Hesse-influenced new-romanticism – an aesthetical and political dead-end in the 1940s – and oriented towards the Swedish modernists – fyrtiotalisterna – discovered psychoanalysis and became politically “aware”. These happenings – or machines as this essay likes to view them – all influenced and produced Weiss Swedish prose which is this essay’s main focus. Following Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari this essay understands Weiss Swedish authorship as a minor authorship. As Franz Kafka was in the German language, Peter Weiss was a stranger in Swedish and in Sweden, a “foreign bird” as one critic calls him. As a minor writer he is a political writer, the political realities are connected to him, his half-Jewish body is intertwined in the (bio)political realities of mid-century Germany; and those realities are visible in his prose, even if he himself, or his contemporaries, see him as an unpolitical author. Therefore there is no unpolitical and political period in the œuvre of Peter Weiss. Instead there are different flows and movements, from the political, from the production of the psychoanalytic-, modernist- and romantic-machine among others. There are lines of flights, deterritorialization and reterritorialization. This essay aims to follow some of these lines in the Swedish prose of Peter Weiss.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 99 p.
Keyword [en]
Peter Weiss, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, psychoanalysis, exile, exile literatur, minor literature
Keyword [sv]
Peter Weiss, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, psykoanalys, exil, exillitteratur, mindre litteratur, 40-tal
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-257731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-257731DiVA: diva2:840399
Educational program
Masters in Humanities, Cultural Anthropology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2015-07-09 Created: 2015-07-08 Last updated: 2015-07-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(965 kB)542 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 965 kBChecksum SHA-512
f647e378c900ae1593e713ff3656dc92b79f8973a6925c6e5a965fc7326126cfcc76db37435e0790ea21abf450054a9c65b30d3f053fadffe3e879902832f453
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Literature
General Literature Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 542 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 1269 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf