Christian Kracht is a Swiss writer and was born in Saanen. His father, Christian Kracht Sr., was chief representative for the Axel Spr. bound journey from Sylt, Christian Kracht’s novel Faserland details its manifested in Faserland in the form of its protagonist grappling with the collision of. Since its publication in the early summer of Faserland (Frayed-Land) has divided critical opinion. Increasingly hailed as a masterpiece in.

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The picaresque novel tells the story of a journey. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Want to Read saving…. The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara. He is more an involuntary observer than participant in the events that unfold. It also is similar to the English word “Fatherland” spoken with a German accent. Plot [ edit ] The picaresque novel tells the story of a journey.

FaserlandChristian Kracht’s debut novel in the Popliteratur scene, portrays a young and nameless writer who travels throughout Germany without any fixed destinations.

faseerland These excesses are not enjoyed by the participants, but are more an expression of their hopelessness. September Open Pick Nominations.

Der gelbe Bleistift 3. He also reflects fasegland unhappy memories of youth. Directly translated, it means “land of fibers” [2] a possible reference to the narrator’s recurring fixation on clothing, in particular his Barbour jacket. Retrieved from ” https: Williams 43 62 Jan 07, The ending is left open. Articles containing German-language text Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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Christian Kracht (Author of Faserland)

Imperium by Christian Kracht. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat The title allows many different interpretations. Christian Kracht Average rating: Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan. The poll will be open through July 31st. It is the swan song of the generation of the 80s, whose characteristics are so carefully described in the book that it has been called the “cult novel of a generation”.

Ein Kompendium 3. I then interpret these themes in the text in order to draw my conclusions about these topics. The protagonist sees the downfall of his generation — a close friend commits suicide — and experiences his own downfall.

Germany 37 Oct 03, Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The Mookse and th Search the Site Enter search terms: Along with the translation, I provide the reader with a critical introduction to Christian Kracht and pop literature, followed by an analytical discussion of Faserland ‘s protagonist in relation to consumerism, identity issues, and his unreliability as a narrator.

Christian Kracht: Faserland : Arbeitsheft

Topics Mentioning This Author. Languages Deutsch Svenska Edit links. Finally, I describe my experience with literary translation, the problems therein, and the translation theories that correspond to my techniques. It is considered to have triggered the fassrland wave of German pop literature. Remember, if you vote for a book and it wins, you are implicitly promising to read the book and participate in the discussion.

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Christian Kracht’s Faserland (Frayed-Land)

German Literary Prizes 38 65 Jun 13, In each of these places he has experiences with krcht excesses in the form of alcohol, drugs, and sexual encounters. Discussion will begin on September 1st. You can faserlxnd your vote at any time prior to the closing of the poll. Faserland is the debut novel by Christian Krachtpublished in Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Skip to main content.

Refresh and try again. Title [ edit ] The title allows many different interpretations. He illustrates ‘s Germany for the reader by way of a first-person narrative that utilizes popular culture references and brand names to highlight the themes of consumerism in the text.

Therefore I have translated the entire novel from German to English. Ignore this at your peril, you may keacht on the naughty step for the whole month.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Other meanings that could be read into the title are the verbs zerfasern “to fray”referring to the fraying of society, and faseln “to prattle on” or “to blather”. Abstract FasrelandChristian Kracht’s debut novel in the Popliteratur scene, portrays a young and nameless writer who travels throughout Germany without any fixed destinations.