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Kutch, Lynn Marie and Damianos Grammatikopoulos. "Intertextual References in Eickmeyer’s Im Westen nichts Neues: Eine Graphic Novel." Colloquia Germanica 48.(2015): 267–91. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
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BibTeX citation key: Kutch2015
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Keywords: "Im Westen nichts Neues", Adaptation, Eickmeyer. Peter, Germany, Intermediality, Literature, Remarque. Erich Maria
Creators: Grammatikopoulos, Kutch
Collection: Colloquia Germanica
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This essay considers Peter Eickmeyer’s adaptation of Remarque’s classic text Im Westen Nichts Neues. Although Eickmeyer’s version does modify and recast traditional properties of comics, it also amalgamates artistic impulses from other eras and formats to create a comic art character not so easily described with conventional comics criteria. Im Westen draws on both verbal and pictorial modes of narration in order to produce a largely unchanged, if somewhat abbreviated, but highly intertextual version of Remarque’s original novel. Through detailed comparisons between Remarque’s original text, visual art traditions, and film, the essay demonstrates that instead of merely imbuing the original novel with illustrations as some critics have claimed, Im Westen responds to and assimilates other adaptations of the source text and works of art that have shaped a public understanding of World War I. The essay argues that Im Westen reveals that Eickmeyer indeed gained more artistic inspiration from other adaptations of Remarque’s text than the source text itself.
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