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Feridun Zaimoglu

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Tom Cheesman and Karin E. Yeşilada

Feridun Zaimoglu made a spectacular entrance onto the German cultural scene in 1995 with Kanak Sprak: a volume of incendiary texts based on interviews with disaffected Turkish German youths, using an invented, stylized literary language, a hybrid of multiple varieties of German with a hip hop beat. A prolific and acclaimed novelist, dramatist, newspaper columnist, visual artist and live performer, Zaimoglu has remained in the public eye through controversy and reinvention. His more recent work appropriates German literary traditions in radically new ways, adapting Romantic styles, narrative forms and motifs to postmodern conditions.
This volume features the suppressed original first chapter of Leyla, Zaimoglu’s critically and commercially most successful novel, first published in 2006, as well as an extensive interview with the author. Critical essays on his writing by major scholars in the field cover issues of gender, language and power, the politics of ethnicity, religion, Romanticism and anti-modernism, and the challenges of translating his work. This is the first volume of criticism in any language dedicated to Zaimoglu’s literary work.

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272 Index Özdamar, Emine Sevgi viii, 7, 37, 164, 180, 183–99, 218, 238 Özdoğan, Selim 181–2, 187, 199 Pamuk, Orhan 90, 156, 165, 219–24, 238 Perceval, Luk viii–ix, 117–18, 259 Peters, Christoph 157–9, 165 Petersenn, Olaf 34–5 plagiarism debate 184–94 Popliteratur 40–3, 73 Romanticism, German (also Romantik, Deutsche) 4–10, 40–1, 46–7, 64–70, 121, 130, 142, 219–38, 235–57 Rostock 73 secularization (also secularism, Säkulari- sierung) 46–7, 119–42, 158 SAID 146, 165 Said, Edward 168, 181 Scheinhardt, Saliha 167, 181 Schlink, Bernhard 42–3 Scholem, Gershom 128 Schütt, Rüdiger ix, 11, 31, 37, 136, 167, 259 Senkel, Günter viii–ix, 4–10, 62–3, 81, 117–47, 259–67, 269 Şenocak, Zafer 3–4, 7, 11, 90, 108, 116, 121, 146, 160, 163–5, 185, 198–9, 240–4, 258, 267, 269 Sezgin, Hilal 146, 165, 185, 199 Shakespeare, William viii, 117–19, 143–4, 259 Solingen and Mölln 73 Tahir, Abu 117, 125–30 Timm, Uwe 204, 208–9, 218 Treichel, Hans-Ulrich 204, 211–12, 218 Trojanow, Ilija 9, 31, 38, 121, 125–7, 143–4, 146–7 Updike, John 157, 165 Houellebecq, Michel 58–9, 143 Jordan, Jim 60–3 Kaminer, Wladimir 89, 202, 213–14, 218 Kanak Attack (film) vii Kanak Attak (network-movement) 3 Kanak Sprak (language) 1–10, 40–53, 71–91, 93–116 Kelek, Necla 167, 180 Kermani, Navid 62–3, 70, 146, 164...

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