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“The Last Days of Mankind”

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

In a letter to Gerty von Hofmannsthal on August 22, 1914, Richard Strauss registered pride in Germany's initial battlefield successes during the Great War. On September 12, however, it was reported ... More


Reading Heidegger Reading

David Nowell Smith

in Sounding/Silence: Martin Heidegger at the Limits of Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251537
eISBN:
9780823252947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251537.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter argues that Heidegger's Erläuterungen of poems should not be read as ‘exegeses’ but, following the German more literally, as ‘soundings-out’ of the poems, continuing the project of ... More


Diabolical Transformations: A Necessary Comrade

in The Skin of the System: On Germany's Socialist Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762472
eISBN:
9780804772488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762472.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the work, biography, and institutional commitments of Franz Fühmann, including his experience reading Georg Trakl as a fascist Wehrmacht soldier in the 1940s, his antifascist ... More


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