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After 1945 : latency as origin of the present

After 1945 : latency as origin of the present

Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"What is it the legacy that humankind has been living with since 1945? We were once convinced that time was the agent of change. But in the past decade or two, our experience of time has been transformed. Technology preserves and inundates us with the past, and we perceive our future as a set of converging and threatening inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation, global warming, overpopulation. Overwhelmed by these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Named Person: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht; Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht; Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
ISBN: 9780804785181 080478518X
OCLC Number: 816499135
Notes: "Originally published in German under the title Nach 1945."
Description: 227 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: One car away from death: An overture --
Emergence of latency? A generation's beginning --
Forms of latency --
No exit and no entry --
Bad faith / Interrogations --
Derailment / Containers --
Effects of latency --
Unconcealment of latency? My story with time.
Other Titles: Nach 1945.
Responsibility: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht.


Through a bold combination of meticulous historiographical research and autobiographical material, this book characterizes the post-World War II era as a time of "latency" during which there emerged  Read more...


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"Quirky, superbly composed, and nuanced. . . . A totally original meditation on how our sense of time has changed over the last two-thirds of a century." -- Harold Bloom * Yale University * "This is Read more...

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