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In: KulturPoetik 2006, Heft 1

Autor

Björn Weyand

Titel

Flaneure der Dingwelt, Flaneure der Geschichte. Surrealismus und New Historicism im Zeichen der ›topographischen Wende‹

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Beitrag

Abstract

For the Surrealists, flanerie was not only a favorite subject – but also a method. This essay discusses Louis Aragon's Paysan de Paris and André Breton's Nadja, and explores how this method of flanerie aims at a reconceptualization of space and offers a creative, counter-positivistic way of appropriating and textualizing the world. Some fundamental aspects of this method are central for recent developments in the writing of history as practiced by New Historicism.