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Empire in decline : Fritz Mauthner's critique of Wilhelminian Germany

Author: Katherine Arens
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2001.
Series: German life and civilization, v. 37.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fritz Mauthner (1849-1923), a Jewish Austro-Hungarian author born in Bohemia, grew up in Prague, and moved to Berlin to become a noted novelist, newspaper writer, and cultural critic turned philosopher of language. He retired from public life just before World War I to pursue the philosophy and politics of language. This first extensive study of Mauthner's popular essays and fiction traces his critiques of  Read more...
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Arens, Katherine, 1953-
Empire in decline.
New York : P. Lang, ©2001
(OCoLC)606510700
Online version:
Arens, Katherine, 1953-
Empire in decline.
New York : P. Lang, ©2001
(OCoLC)608300350
Named Person: Fritz Mauthner; Fritz Mauthner; Fritz Mauthner; Fritz Mauthner; Fritz Mauthner; Fritz Mauthner; Fritz Mauthner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Arens
ISBN: 0820450383 9780820450384
OCLC Number: 43836646
Description: ix, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tourists in the Empire, Berlin W and Beyond: An Introduction --
1. Justice as Power, Strength, and Will: Mauthner's Strength --
2. Colonialism in Austro-Hungary: Mauthner's Bohemian Novellas --
3. The Empire of Philosophy: Hypatia and the Decline of Public Discourse --
4. From Francis Bacon to Lord Chandos: Language, Science, and the Overcoming of a Language Crisis --
5. Haeckel's Monism, Max Nordau's Degeneration, and the Vicissitudes of Popular Science --
Declining Empire: Some Conclusions.
Series Title: German life and civilization, v. 37.
Responsibility: Katherine Arens.

Abstract:

"Fritz Mauthner (1849-1923), a Jewish Austro-Hungarian author born in Bohemia, grew up in Prague, and moved to Berlin to become a noted novelist, newspaper writer, and cultural critic turned philosopher of language. He retired from public life just before World War I to pursue the philosophy and politics of language. This first extensive study of Mauthner's popular essays and fiction traces his critiques of Wilhelminian Germany and of rising European nationalism. Mauthner dissects the era's dominant culture, including its class-, ethnicity-, and gender-bound identity politics, judicial discrimination, ethnic nationalism, and the press. In other works, in the traditions of Naturalism, he draws on popular science to anticipate his own critique of language, echoing more famous contemporaries such as physicist Ernst Mach and biologist Ernst Haeckel and influencing authors Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Max Nordau."--Jacket.

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