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In: KulturPoetik 2004, Heft 2

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Sandra Pott

Titel

Wirtschaft in Literatur. ›Ökonomische Subjekte‹ im Wirtschaftsroman der Gegenwart

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Abstract

This essay analyses the treatment of economics in contemporary German novels, particularly in Burckhard Spinnen’s Der schwarze Grat (2003) and Ernst-Wilhelm Händler’s Wenn ›wir‹ sterben (2002). After briefly summarising the tradition of German literature dealing with business world and the attitudes of various economic theorists towards the entrepreneur, this article illustrates the different literary, philosophical and economic traditions that the novels of Spinnen and Händler work in and subvert.