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Weimar on the Pacific : German exile culture in Los Angeles and the crisis of modernism

Author: Ehrhard Bahr
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Series: Weimar and now, 41.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1930s and '40s, LA became a cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals - including Thomas Mann, Theodor W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, and Arnold Schoenberg - who were fleeing Nazi Germany. This book is the first to examine their work and lives.
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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bahr, Ehrhard.
Weimar on the Pacific.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007000207
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ehrhard Bahr
OCLC Number: 871796699
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 févr. 2014).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xvii, 358 p.).
Contents: The dialectic of modernism --
Art and its resistance to society: Theodor W. Adorno's aesthetic theory --
Bertolt Brecht's California poetry: mimesis or modernism? --
The dialectic of modern science: Brecht's Galileo --
Epic theater versus film noir: Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang's anti-Nazi film Hangmen also die --
California modern as immigrant modernism: architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph M. Schindler --
Between modernism and antimodernism: Franz Werfel --
Renegade modernism: Alfred Döblin's novel Karl and Rosa --
The political battleground of exile modernism: the Council for a Democratic Germany --
Evil Germany versus good Germany: Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus --
A "True Modernist": Arnold Schoenberg --
Conclusion: The Weimar legacy of Los Angeles.
Series Title: Weimar and now, 41.
Responsibility: Ehrhard Bahr.

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