The famous German-Japanese author Yoko Tawada lives since 1982 in Germany, where she writes in Japanese and German. This essay examines the multiform metaphor of water in the works of the writer. Furthermore, the study explores the apparently close relations between water, with its continuous changes, and the existence of a fixed identity. This paper also questions how water (a metaphor for identity) in many passages of the selected texts, is sought and rejected but also feared, desired and modified by the protagonists.
|Title of host publication||Man hat Arbeitskräfte gerufen, ... es kamen Schriftsteller Band 2: Geschichte und Geschichten|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|