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Five portraits : Modernity and the imagination in twentieth-century German writing / Michael André Bernstein.

Author:
Bernstein, Michael André, 1947- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2000.
Description:
x, 150 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Rethinking theory. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"In Five Portraits, one of the most acute critical thinkers of our time presents essays on five of the most important writers of the past hundred years. The result is a remarkable examination of a moment of cultural crisis - a time when these writers, caught between the dream of creating an abiding masterpiece and the reality of a brutal culture fascinated by apocalyptic catastrophe, deliberately put themselves and their work at the center of the storm."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-141) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: Five Portraits and the Modernist Masterpiece -- Rainer Maria Rilke: The Book of Inwardness -- Robert Musil: Precision and Soul -- Martin Heidegger: Judgment Terminal and Interminable -- Walter Benjamin: Apocalypse and Memory -- Paul Celan: Radiance That Will Not Comfort.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0810117746
OCLC:
45191698
RCP:
C - S