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Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
Författare Dag Hedman
Publicerad i Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning
Volym 140
Sidor 81-104
ISSN 0348-6133
Publiceringsår 2019
Publicerad vid Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Sidor 81-104
Språk sv
Länkar https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/g...
Ämnesord Alfred Redl, Egon Erwin Kisch, Sture Appelberg, Gunnar Serner, Frank Heller, literary appropriation
Ämneskategorier Litteraturvetenskap

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The Austrian counter-intelligence officer and master spy Alfred Redl caused the first great spy scandal in 1913, when he was exposed as a double agent. He was immediately commanded to commit suicide as part of a military cover-up to avoid a trial that would have been embarrassing to the authorities. In fact, the whole story was immediately exposed by the Prague journalist Egon Erwin Kisch, who later published several accounts of the case, first and most detailed Der Fall des Generalstabschefs Redl (1924). The essay shows that the popular Swedish writers Sture Appelberg and Gunnar Serner (using his pen name Frank Heller) appropriated the core of Kisch’s text, disposing with his background material, and in part simply translating lengthy portions of the text. Neither of them acknowledged their debt to Kisch. As recent research has shown, the most spectacular part of Kisch’s account (about his own involvment) was pure fiction, as well as large parts of the background information. It is not clear if Appelberg and Serner regarded Der Fall des Generalstabschefs Redl as a true account or as fiction. Complaints from some of the reviewers make it obvious that the Alfred Redl story had already been exploited on the Swedish literary market when Appelberg and Serner decided to use it. The spy who was supposed to go away seems to have achieved enduring life in popular culture, especially film and literature.

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