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Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung : On a Hidden Potential of Literature.

Author: Hans Gumbrecht; Erik Butler
Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012.
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What are the various atmospheres or moods that the reading of literary works can trigger? Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has long argued that the function of literature is not so much to describe, or to re-present, as to make present. Here, he goes one step further, exploring the substance and reality of language as a material component of the world-impalpable hints, tones, and airs that, as much as they may be elusive, are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Gumbrecht; Erik Butler
ISBN: 9780804783453 0804783454
OCLC Number: 815389990
Description: 1 online resource (149 pages)
Contents: Reading for Stimmung: How to Think About the Reality of Literature Today; Moments; Fleeting Joys in the Songs of Walther von der Vogelweide; The Precarious Existence of the Pícaro; Multiple Layers of the World in Shakespeare's Sonnets; Amorous Melancholy in the Novellas of María de Zayas; Bad Weather and a Loud Voice: Diderot's Le Neveu de Rameau; Harmony and Rupture in the Light of Caspar David Friedrich; The Weight of Thomas Mann's Venice; Beautiful Sadness in Joaquim Machado de Assis's Last Novel; The Freedom of Janis Joplin's Voice; Situations. The Iconoclastic Energy of Surrealism"Tragic Sense of Life"; Deconstruction, Asceticism, and Self-Pity; Acknowledgments; Bibliographical References.

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This book explores the act of reading as the experiencing of specific moods and atmospheres.  Read more...

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"This book, like most of Gumbrecht's previous work, will be a trendsetting example of literary criticism. It opens the way to a re-evaluation of what has been but a faint 'longing.' Monumental Read more...

 
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