Dis-Orienting Photography: Making, Reading, Exhibiting Images in Peter Henisch's Die kleine Figur meines Vaters (2003) Academic Article uri icon


  • The new edition of Peter Henisch's Die kleine Figur meines Vaters (2003) includes extensive textual revisions and, for the first time, reproductions of a selection of Walter Henisch's photographs as a photo-essay appended to the work. In considering the book and a museum exhibition of text and images that coincided with its publication, this essay examines how the emphasis on media practices and representational strategies serves to deconstruct the ideological construction of reality through the photograph. More than an interrogation of his father's generation (the hallmark of Vaterliteratur), the revised text addresses a contemporary public and reflects on the media-saturated presentation of reality. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

published proceedings

  • Modern Austrian Literature

author list (cited authors)

  • Harris, S

complete list of authors

  • Harris, S

publication date

  • October 2007