Complex pleasure : forms of feeling in German literature (Book, 1998) []
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Complex pleasure : forms of feeling in German literature

Complex pleasure : forms of feeling in German literature

Author: Stanley Corngold
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

"Complex Pleasure" deals with questions of literary feeling in eight major German writers: Lessing, Kant, Hslderlin, Nietzsche, Musil, Kafka, Trakl, and Benjamin.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Corngold
ISBN: 0804729395 9780804729390 0804729409 9780804729406
OCLC Number: 1166952611
Description: xviii, 243 p ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Proem; 1. Wit and judgment; or, Lessing and Kant; 2. What is radical in Kant's 'Critique of Aesthetic Judgment'; 3. Holderlin's 'Swift Conceptual Grasp'; 4. Nietzsche's moods; 5. Telling Sadism in Musil's Young Torless; 6. Rapture in exile: Kafka's The Boy Who Sank Out of Sight; 7. Hearing Homonymy in Trakl's 'De Profundis'; 8. Benjamin's 'Affective Understanding' of Holderlin's odes 'The Poet's Courage' and 'Timidity'; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Stanley Corngold.


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