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Five portraits : modernity and the imagination in twentieth-century German writing

Author: Michael André Bernstein
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©2000.
Series: Rethinking theory.
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"In Five Portraits, one of the most acute critical thinkers of our time presents essays on five of the most important writers of the past hundred years. The result is a remarkable examination of a moment of cultural crisis - a time when these writers, caught between the dream of creating an abiding masterpiece and the reality of a brutal culture fascinated by apocalyptic catastrophe, deliberately put themselves and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Rainer Maria Rilke; Robert Musil; Martin Heidegger; Walter Benjamin; Paul Celan; Robert Musil; Rainer Maria Rilke; Robert Musil; Martin Heidegger; Walter Benjamin; Paul Celan; Walter Benjamin; Paul Celan; Martin Heidegger; Robert Musil; Rainer Maria Rilke; Martin Heidegger; Robert Musil; Rainer Maria Rilke; Walter Benjamin; Paul Celan; Walter Benjamin; Paul Celan; Martin Heidegger; Robert Musil; Rainer Maria Rilke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael André Bernstein
ISBN: 0810117746 9780810117747
OCLC Number: 45191698
Description: x, 150 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Five Portraits and the Modernist Masterpiece --
Rainer Maria Rilke: The Book of Inwardness --
Robert Musil: Precision and Soul --
Martin Heidegger: Judgment Terminal and Interminable --
Walter Benjamin: Apocalypse and Memory --
Paul Celan: Radiance That Will Not Comfort.
Series Title: Rethinking theory.
Responsibility: Michael André Bernstein.

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This work includes readings of Rainer Maria Rilke, Paul Celan, Robert Musil, Martin Heidegger and Walter Benjamin: two poets, a novelist, a philosopher and a literary-cultural theorist. Other than  Read more...

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