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Germany in the Loud Twentieth CenturyAn Introduction$
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Florence Feiereisen and Alexandra Merley Hill

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199759392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.001.0001

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From the Boiler Room to the Hotel Room

From the Boiler Room to the Hotel Room

Sound and Space in Wolfgang Hilbig’s Das Provisorium (2000)

(p.81) Chapter 5 From the Boiler Room to the Hotel Room
Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century

Curtis Swope

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This chapter traces the relationship of sound to space in Wolfgang Hilbig’s novel, Das Provisorium (The Temporary Solution, 2000), and links close analysis of the text to Hilbig's participation in the 1995 WORTspielRÄUME literary sound installation in Berlin. The chapter shows how Hilbig uses sound in the text to create different but similarly ambiguous images of East Germany and West Germany. Furthermore, the WORTspielRÄUME project serves as a continuation of the critique set out in the book by using sound to draw attention to the modern problems of compromised public spheres and mass alienation.

Keywords:   Wolfgang Hilbig, Das Provisorium, East Germany, West Germany, sound, space

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