In 1926 : living on the edge of time. (Book, 1998) []
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In 1926 : living on the edge of time.

In 1926 : living on the edge of time.

Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1998.
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Gumbrecht evokes the year 1926 through explorations of such things as bars, boxing, movie palaces, hunger artists, airplanes, hair gel, bullfighting, film stardom, and dance crazes. From the vantage  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
ISBN: 0674000560 9780674000568 0674000552 9780674000551
OCLC Number: 60155216
Description: 448 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: User's Manual Arrays Airplanes Americans in Paris Assembly Lines Automobiles Bars Boxing Bullfighting Cremation Dancing Elevators Employees Endurance Engineers Gomina Gramophones Hunger Artists Jazz League of Nations Mountaineering Movie Palaces Mummies Murder Ocean Liners Polarities Railroads Reporters Revues Roof Gardens Six-Day Races Stars Strikes Telephones Timepieces Wireless Communication Codes Action vs. Impotence Authenticity vs. Artificiality Center vs. Periphery Immanence vs. Transcendence Individuality vs. Collectivity Male vs. Female Present vs. Past Silence vs. Noise Sobriety vs. Exuberance Uncertainty vs. Reality Codes Collapsed Action = Impotence (Tragedy) Authenticity = Artificiality (Life) Center = Periphery (Infinitude) Immanence = Transcendence(Death) Individuality = Collectivity (Leader) Male = Female (Gender Trouble) Present = Past (Eternity) Frames After Learning from History Being-in-the-Worlds of 1926: Martin Heidegger, Hans Friedrich Blunck, Carl Van Vechten Notes Acknowledgments Index


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[Gumbrecht] approaches the culture of the early twentieth century in an...ingenious and intriguing way in his In 1926. What interests him, he says, is to what extent a year, a simple, purely Read more...

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