Mapping the Contours of Oppression

Subjectivity, Truth and Fiction in Recent German Autobiographical Treatments of Totalitarianism

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Author: Owen Evans

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042017198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

View: 2008

Despite all the assertions towards the end of the twentieth century that the literary subject had expired along with the author, the wave of autobiographies published in German after theWende was a clear indication that, on the contrary, life stories were very much alive. In this study, Owen Evans examines the work of eight authors – Ludwig Harig, Uwe Saeger, Ruth Klüger, Günter de Bruyn, Günter Kunert, Christoph Hein, Grete Weil and Monika Maron – who all published personal texts after 1989 dealing either with life in Nazi Germany or the GDR, and in some cases both. By means of close textual analysis, Evans explores the impact these regimes had on the individuals concerned and the contrasting ways in which the authors handle the autobiographical project. They adopt varying textual strategies to render the self on the page, with some employing overt fiction, and yet in each case, the project was clearly motivated by the need to treat psychological wounds inflicted on the self by totalitarianism. In their mapping of the contours of oppression, the texts at the heart of this study combine to offer a powerful defence of literary autobiography, in Germany at least, as a valuable means of tackling the legacy of totalitarianism.

A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking

Critical Theory After Adorno as Applied to Jewish Thought

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Author: Aubrey L. Glazer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441103317

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 968

A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking is a search for authenticity that combines critical thinking with a yearning for heartfelt poetics. A physiognomy of thinking addresses the figure of a life lived where theory and praxis are unified. This study explores how the critical essays on music of German-Jewish thinker, Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno (1903-1969) necessarily accompany the downfall of metaphysics. By scrutinizing a critical juncture in modern intellectual history, marked in 1931 by Adorno's founding of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research, neglected applications of Critical Theory to Jewish Thought become possible. This study proffers a constructive justification of a critical standpoint, reconstructively shown how such ideals are seen under the genealogical proviso of re/cognizing their original meaning. Re/cognition of A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking redresses neglected applications of Negative Dialectics, the poetics of God, the metaphysics of musical thinking, reification in Zionism, the transpoetics of Physics and Metaphysics, as well as correlating Aesthetic Theory to Jewish Law (halakhah).

Gnomon

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 9239

Englische Studien

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Author: Eugen Kölbing,Johannes Hoops,Arthur Kölbing,Albert Wagner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 9755

Anthropos

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 5931

Odysseeinterpretationen

Untersuchungen Zum 1. Buch und Zur Phaiakis

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Author: Klaus Rüter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mythology, Greek, in literature

Page: 264

View: 7604

Philologus

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Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin,Ernst von Leutsch,Otto Crusius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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