Sewing an Account of Oneself: Materiality, Femininity, and Germanness in Larissa Boehning's Lichte Stoffe

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Jeremiah, Emily (2013)
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  • Subject: CLL
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    Larissa Boehning, Schwalbensommer, Berlin: Eichborn, 2003.

    Larissa Boehning, Lichte Stoffe, Berlin: Eichborn, 2007. See here the Deutscher Buchpreis website, at: http://www.deutscher-buchpreis.de/de/135020?valid=true& meldungs_id=153142 (accessed 20 April 2011). Boehning was awarded the MaraCassens-Preis for first novels. See http://www.literaturhaus-hamburg.de/lit/ page/86/index.html (accessed 18 April 2011).

    Anne Haeming, 'Gewebte Geschichte - die junge Autorin Larissa Boehning', at: http://www.goethe.de/kue/lit/aug/de3950869.htm (accessed 18 April 2011).

    According to Haeming, Boehning has been viewed as 'die neue Judith Hermann' and as 'ein Fräuleinwunder'. The term 'literarisches Fräuleinwunder' was put forward in a now notorious article in Der Spiegel, where it was used to denote a group of emerging women writers: Volker Hage, 'Ganz schön abgedreht', Der Spiegel, 12 (1999), pp. 244-246, here p. 245. See also Peter Graves, 'Karen Duve, Kathrin Schmidt, Judith Hermann: “Ein literarisches Fräuleinwunder”?', German Life and Letters, 55: 2 (2002), 196-207.

    Larissa Boehning, Das Glück der Zikaden, Cologne: KiWi, 2011.

    Haeming notes Boehning's success in gaining awards: Haeming,'Gewebte Geschichte'. Boehning has a piece in Smoke.Geschichten vom Blauen Dunst, Cadolzburg: Ars Vivendi, 2008. A story from Schwalbensommer, 'Zaungäste', appears as: Larissa Boehning, 'Something for Nothing' in: Helen Constantine, ed., Berlin Tales, trans. Lyn Marven, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 145- 169.

    Haeming, 'Gewebte Geschichte'. Since 2007, Boehning has lived in Berlin.

    Emily Jeremiah, 'Sibylle Berg, Die Fahrt: Literature, Germanness, and Globalization', in: Lyn Marven and Stuart Taberner, eds., Emerging German Novelists, Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2011, pp.133-147.

    10 Merkel's statement to the effect that multiculturalism in Germany has failed is defined by one observer as 'Merkels globales PR-Desaster', Die Zeit, 27 October 2010, at: http://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2010-10/multikultiwesten-ansehen (accessed 18 April 2011). The so-called 'Sarrazin-Debatte' around migration and integration was triggered by the publication of Thilo Sarrazin's Deutschland schafft sich ab. Wir wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen, Munich: Deutscher Verlags-Anstalt, 2010.

    11 Mary Fulbrook notes that following the Holocaust, any notion of a German national identity has been 'uniquely problematic, uniquely tortured'. Mary Fulbrook, German National Identity after the Holocaust, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1999, p. 19.

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