Heiner Müller: Die Korrektur [The Correction]

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  • John Milfull (University of New South Wales )

The radio play Die Korrektur, written with Inge Müller in 1957, builds on the success of Der Lohndrücker [The Scab, 1956] in presenting the problems of socialist reconstruction in a provocative, highly condensed form designed to “bring the struggle between old and new […] to the new audience which would decide its outcome”. The action is now set in one of the large industrial combines (here “Schwarze Pumpe”) built in the mid-fifties in the attempt to achieve rapid increases in production. Generous bonuses were paid to attract workers, resulting in an even more disparate work force and many instances of “self-help” (illegal acquisition of materials) and faking performance figures against planning …

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Milfull, John. "Die Korrektur". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 April 2004
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