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Crafting flesh, crafting the self : violence and identity in early nineteenth-century German literature

Author: John B Lyon
Publisher: Lewisburg [PA] : Bucknell University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book analyzes wounded human bodies in early nineteenth-century German literature and traces their connection to changing philosophical models of the self. It argues that literary representations and metaphors of violence against the body not only offer powerful physical referents for a concept of self, but that they also define violence as an integral component of the self." "In contrast to the rational models  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lyon, John B., 1966-
Crafting flesh, crafting the self.
Lewisburg [PA] : Bucknell University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607694685
Online version:
Lyon, John B., 1966-
Crafting flesh, crafting the self.
Lewisburg [PA] : Bucknell University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)629351043
Named Person: Friedrich Holderlin; Clemens Brentano; Georg Buchner; Heinrich von Kleist; Friedrich Hölderlin; Clemens Brentano; Heinrich{von Kleist; Georg Büchner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John B Lyon
ISBN: 083875631X 9780838756317
OCLC Number: 61881163
Description: 280 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The divided self: "We think of nothing excellent without thinking of its distorted opposite": Friedrich Hölderlin's Hyperion --
Trauma and the self: "To find a home only in the deep scars of my wounds": Clemens Brentano's Godwi --
The self and systems of power: "To recognize the culprit by his wound": Heinrich von Kleist's The broken pitcher --
Violence and the tenacity of the self: "I am something, that's the misery of it!": Georg Büchner's Danton's death.
Responsibility: John B. Lyon.
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Analyzes wounded human bodies in early 19th-century German literature and traces their connection to philosophical models of the self. This book argues that literary representations and metaphors of  Read more...

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