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In: KulturPoetik 2018, Heft 2

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Johannes Brunnschweiler / Alexandra Ludewig

Titel

Revision nationaler Selbsterzählungen in den 1950er Jahren. Eine transmediale Analyse von BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK und Der Besuch der alten Dame

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Abstract

This paper is an original exploration of the wide structural, compositional and formal similarities between Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s successful play The Visit (1956) and the post-western film BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955). Locating both works within the context of their recent historiy (World War II) and their own time (1950s), this comparative analysis argues that their particular deconstructions and revisions of the ›national myths‹ of their countries of origin reveal the paradigm of collective guilt as a fundamental commonality of the pair.