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Four Jews on Parnassus : a conversation : Benjamin, Adorno, Scholem, Schönberg

Author: Carl Djerassi; Gabriele Seethaler
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2008.
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Theodor W. Adorno was the prototypical German Jewish non-Jew, Walter Benjamin vacillated between German Jew and Jewish German, Gershom Scholem was a committed Zionist, and Arnold Schönberg converted to Protestantism for professional reasons but later returned to Judaism. Carl Djerassi, himself a refugee from Hitler's Austria, dramatizes a dialogue between these four men in which they discuss fraternity, religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Djerassi, Carl.
Four Jews on Parnassus.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008021186
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Theodor W Adorno; Gershom Scholem; Arnold Schoenberg; Theodor W Adorno; Walter Benjamin; Arnold Schoenberg; Gershom Scholem
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Djerassi; Gabriele Seethaler
ISBN: 9780231518307 0231518307
OCLC Number: 787849950
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 203 pages) : illustrations (some color), music
Contents: Four men --
Four wives --
One angel (by Paul Klee) --
Four Jews --
Benjamin's grip.
Responsibility: Carl Djerassi ; illustrations by Gabriele Seethaler.

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Theodor W. Adorno was the prototypical German Jewish non-Jew, Walter Benjamin vacillated between German Jew and Jewish German, Gershom Scholem was a committed Zionist, and Arnold Schönberg converted to Protestantism for professional reasons but later returned to Judaism. Carl Djerassi, himself a refugee from Hitler's Austria, dramatizes a dialogue between these four men in which they discuss fraternity, religious identity, and legacy as well as reveal aspects of their lives-notably their relations with their wives-that many have ignored, underemphasized, or misrepresented. The desi.

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