The Silence of Entropy Or Universal Discourse: The Postmodernist Poetics of Heiner Müller

Front Cover
P. Lang, 1985 - Drama - 240 pages
This study delineates the fundamental principles of Heiner Müller's revolutionary poetic project and, in detailed analyses of three recent plays, shows how these strategies are realized in specific discursive structures of his texts. Heiner Müller, arguably the most important German playwright since Brecht, is seen to undermine both bourgeois and orthodox socialist models of drama, history, and revolution, and to create a new dramatic discourse of anonymous voices hitherto excluded from aesthetic production.

From inside the book

Contents

Introduction
9
The Poetics of a Revolutionary
17
Art Without Strain
25
Copyright

19 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information