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Writers and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Karin Gunnemann

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a literary and historical glimpse into the political fortunes of the great writers and novelists of the Weimar era, focusing on Kurt Tucholsky, Alfred Döblin, and the brothers ... More


Evil Germany versus Good Germany: Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the fashion of exile dialectics, Thomas Mann proposed the “identity of the non-identical” and said: “There are not two Germanys, a good one and a bad one, but only one, whose best turned into evil ... More


‘Sympathie mit dem Tode’: Thomas Mann, Hans Pfitzner, and the further reflections of a non-political man

Nicholas Attfield

in Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Perhaps the most infamous of the Weimar musical ‘anti-modernists’, Hans Pfitzner is well known for his polemics against Paul Bekker and Busoni and his opera Palestrina, products of the First World ... More


From the Romantics to Thomas Mann and Beyond

Brian Murdoch

in Gregorius: An Incestuous Saint in Medieval Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199596409
eISBN:
9780191745737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596409.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

The first modern adaptation of the Gregorius-narrative is a song-cycle by Franz Theodor Kugler and Carl Loewe in the Romantic period, the source of which is unclear. In the twentieth century Thomas ... More


Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Ehrhard Bahr

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s and 1940s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals—including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, ... More


Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a philosophical analysis of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. The book ... More


Death in Venice: Irony, Detachment, and the Aesthetic State

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Thomas Mann, perhaps the most widely recognized theorist-practitioner of irony in the 20th century, provides a crucial test case for any study of irony. This chapter situates Mann at the far end of ... More


Discipline

Philip Kitcher

in Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter begins by clearing away some ideas about the “philosophical backdrop” of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice as a prelude to approaching it from a different philosophical angle. Plato, ... More


Apocalipsis Cum Figuris: Thomas Mann and the Bildungsroman at The Ends of Time

Tobias Boes

in Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the "Bildungsroman"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451775
eISBN:
9780801465659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451775.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter provides an in-depth reading of Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus, a novel that responds explicitly to the “crisis of historicism” debate that raged in Germany during the interwar ... More


Beauty

Philip Kitcher

in Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on Gustav von Aschenbach, the main character in Death in Venice. It asks: Does he succeed in fitting the disparate elements of his identity together? Is his life invalidated by ... More


Connecting with Wit and Words

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 of this book argues that Niebuhr as writer and rhetorician draws from literature as much as from history. His gifts honed as preacher yield memorable phrases and ideas that draw from a deep ... More


Introduction

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The city of Los Angeles afforded the refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe a haven from persecution, and a place to live and work until the end of World War II. The presence of these German-speaking ... More


The Political Battleground of Exile Modernism: The Council for a Democratic Germany

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In July 1943, newspapers in the United States reported that the National Committee for a Free Germany had been founded by German exiles and German prisoners of war in the Soviet Union. The Soviet ... More


“The Homer of Our Time”: The German Reception of Ulysses, 1919–1945

Robert K. Weninger

in The German Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041667
eISBN:
9780813043678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041667.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter surveys the impact of Joyce’s Ulysses in German-speaking countries from 1922, the year when the Shakespeare & Co. English original was published, to 1945, the end of the Second World War ... More


Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Nicholas Attfield

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book challenges commonplace conceptions of musical conservatism during Germany’s Weimar Republic (1918–33). Its primary goal is to offer scrutiny of uncritical links often made by musicologists ... More


Gregorius: An Incestuous Saint in Medieval Europe and Beyond

Brian Murdoch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199596409
eISBN:
9780191745737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596409.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

The story of the apocryphal pope and saint Gregorius was extremely popular throughout the Middle Ages and later in Europe and beyond. In a memorable narrative Gregorius is born from an incestuous ... More


Infectious-Erotic Topographies: Mann’s Der Tod in Venedig and Der Zauberberg and Zweig’s Der Amokläufer

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Exotic Spaces in German Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604128
eISBN:
9780191729362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The exoticization of places is no more evident than in the case of European locales symbolically rendered mysterious, desirous, and threatening, as occurs in the case of Venice and the Swiss Alps, ... More


Loving Yusuf: Conceptual Travels from Present to Past

Mieke Bal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035864
eISBN:
9780226035888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035888.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the author of this book reread the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife as an adult, she was struck by differences between her childhood memories of a moral tale and what she read today. This ... More


Cultural Capital in Decline: Inflation and the Distress of Intellectuals

Bernd Widdig

in Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222908
eISBN:
9780520924703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222908.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of the inflation on intellectuals and the cultural capital of Germany. It discusses the analysis of the erosion of the statuses of writer, artist, professor, and ... More


A “True Modernist”: Arnold Schoenberg

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter revisits the controversy between Thomas Mann and Arnold Schoenberg regarding the employment of twelve-tone composition in Doctor Faustus. It draws on the conflict to show that Mann had ... More


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