n Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa - Kracht, Coppola und Conrad
Intertextualität als Rassismuskritik in und

Volume 42, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1273



Christian Kracht has been accused of racism and anti-Semitism, for example by the magazine Der Spiegel, mainly but not only in relation to his recent novel . The following paper attempts to invalidate this reproach by taking the complexity of intertextual correlations in Kracht's novels into account. An analysis of texts from Joseph Conrad's , Francis Ford Coppola's to Kracht's demonstrates how Kracht makes use of colonial as well as anti- and postcolonial voices. It thus becomes clear that too follows an established interpretation of fascism which locates its origins in European imperialism, thereby making it evident that Kracht displays this connection with a discerning and politically quite 'correct' impetus.

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