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Out of Orientalism

Palästina als narrative Chance des literarischen Zionismus bei Herzl, Salten und Kafka

Sabine Müller

Abstract

This essay makes a case for reorientation in the controversially discussed matter of how the relationship between Orientalism and Zionism is to be interpreted. This reorientation abandons the notion of convergence between both spheres, postulating instead that a tradition of downright resistance to Orientalism is inscribed in German literary Zionism. To exemplify the potential of this reorientation for new insights into both postcolonial and German-Jewish history, this essay discusses Theodor Herzl’s novel The Old New Land (1902), Felix Salten’s Neue Menschen auf alter Erde (1925), and Franz Kafka’s Schakale und Araber (1917).

Online erschienen: 2017-6-14
Erschienen im Druck: 2017-6-7

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