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Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany.

Author: Sonja Boos
Publisher: Cornell University Press, 2015.
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In this an interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s, Sonja Boos demonstrates that these speakers both  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonja Boos
ISBN: 0801453607 9780801453601 0801479630 9780801479632 9781322522920 1322522928
OCLC Number: 902613768
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: An Archimedean PodiumPart I. In the Event of Speech: Performing Dialogue1. Martin Buber2. Paul Celan3. Ingeborg BachmannPart II. "Who One Is": Self-Revelation and Its Discontents4. Hannah Arendt5. Uwe JohnsonPart III. Speaking by Proxy: The Citation as Testimony6. Peter Szondi7. Peter WeissConclusion: Speaking of the Noose in the Country of the Hangman (Theodor W. Adorno)BibliographyIndex


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