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Inconceivable effects : ethics through twentieth-century German literature, thought, and film

Author: Martin Blumenthal-Barby
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press : Cornell University Library, 2013.
Series: Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blumenthal-Barby reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Blumenthal-Barby
ISBN: 080146739X 9780801467394
OCLC Number: 955605198
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 188 p.) : il.
Contents: "The odium of doubtfulness" : or, the vicissitudes of Arendt's metaphorical thinking --
Why does Hannah Arendt lie? : or, the vicissitudes of imagination --
"A peculiar apparatus" : Kafka's thanatopoetics --
A strike of rhetoric : Benjamin's paradox of justice --
Pernicious bastardizations : Benjamin's ethics of pure violence --
The return of the human : Germany in autumn --
A politics of enmity : Müller's Germania death in Berlin.
Series Title: Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought.
Responsibility: Martin Blumenthal-Barby.

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"Blumenthal-Barby (Rice Univ.) explores literary and scholarly discussions of overtly negative topics such as doubt, lying, death (by torture), paradoxical justice, violence, terrorism, and enmity in Read more...

 
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