By Christine Luz
"Technopaignia" is the 1st finished assortment and scholarly research of a corpus of literary phenomena whose particularity is composed within the inventive play with formal positive factors (acrostics, anagrams, palindromes etc.). The learn either discusses every one phenomenon individually as part of the heritage of historical literature and touches upon extra basic questions about the belief of language, the interplay of literary creation and reception, the relation of literary and non-literary types of writing, the character of artwork and so forth. It therefore combines a literary method with concerns from different fields of classical reports. moreover, so much technopaignia have loved a protracted culture of imitation and revival, for that reason this publication offers a foundation for reception reviews and the research of contemporary literatures. Die griechischen Technopaignia, eine Gruppe von literarischen Formspielen (Akrosticha, Anagrammen, Palindromen, Isopsepha, Figurengedichten u.a.), werden hier erstmals systematisch zusammengestellt und besprochen. Neben der Untersuchung der einzelnen Phanomene und ihrer Bedeutung fur die Literaturgeschichte wirft die Studie auch grundsatzlichere Fragen zur Konzeption von literarischem Spiel, den Grenzen und Moglichkeiten von Sprache, der Wechselwirkung von literarischer Produktion und Rezeption, dem Verhaltnis von Literatur und Subliteratur oder dem Wesen von Kunst auf und verbindet damit den literarhistorischen mit einem kulturwissenschaftlichen Ansatz. Die antiken Technopaignia sind ausserdem Vorlaufer einer literarischen culture, die bis in die heutige Zeit lebendig bleibt. Ihre Untersuchung bietet dadurch einen Ausgangspunkt fur das Studium ihrer Rezeption und fur komparatistische Fragestellungen."
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