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Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre were the giants of 20th-century “existentialism”, although neither of them was comfortable with that title. Their famous differences aside, they shared a ... More


Jean Paul (1763–1825)

Catherine J. Minter

in The Mind—Body Problem in German Literature 1770–1830: Wezel, Moritz, and Jean Paul

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255993
eISBN:
9780191698293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255993.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses how Jean Paul's ideas on philosophical anthropology inform his fictional writings. The discussion also offers the mind-body theme as a standard by which the often disputed ... More


Ways of Telling

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Mahler's symphonies have often been compared to novels, and their method of proceeding likened to that of such writers as Dostoyevsky, Jean Paul, and E. T. A. Hoffmann. This idea is discussed with ... More


Life, Death, and Birth of the Doppelgänger in Jean Paul

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses the presence of the Doppelgäanger in Jean Paul's texts. In his first novel, Die unsichtbare Loge (The Invisible Lodge), the double has no immediate bodily presence, but is ... More


The Mind—Body Problem in German Literature 1770–1830: Wezel, Moritz, and Jean Paul

Catherine J. Minter

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255993
eISBN:
9780191698293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255993.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study explores the role of philosophical anthropology — the question of the relationship between mind and body — in the novels and non-fictional writings of Johann Karl Wezel, Karl Philipp ... More


Plural Voices

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

The Wunderhorn songs, and the symphonies that draw on them, are discussed in relation to the idea of Humor as understood in romantic literature (especially Jean Paul) as an inverted form of the ... More


The Struggle with Time: The Temporalization and Politicization of Roman Antiquity in the Works of the German Romantics

Helge Jordheim

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with the reception of Ancient Rome in the works of German Romanticism, in the broad sense, analogous to what is often called the Kunstperiode (Heine) or simply the Goethezeit ... More


The Critique of Loneliness: The Genesis of the Doppelgänger

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in The Doppelgänger: Literature's Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232987
eISBN:
9780823235698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232987.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores the origins of the word “Doppelgänger”. The word “Doppelgänger” was coined by the German Romantic author Jean Paul in his criticizism of the ... More


Annoying Bagatelles: Jean Paul and the Comedy of the Quotidian

Jörg Kreienbrock

in Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245284
eISBN:
9780823250721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245284.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the different disturbances of writing scenes in Jean Paul's novel Siebenkäs. It explains that this novel contains several scenes of writing in which the precarious relationship ... More


Theories and Practices of the Doppelgänger

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter gives an overview of the manifestations of the Doppelgäanger in literary practice and sets up a survey of theoretical positions on the double, which will both stand as objects of ... More


The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Andrew J. Webber

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Ever since its literary coinage in Jean Paul's novel, Siebenkäs (1796), the concept of Doppelgänger has had significant influence upon representations of the self in German literature. This study ... More


The Task of the Doppelgänger: Jean Paul as Collocutor of Maurice Blanchot

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in The Doppelgänger: Literature's Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232987
eISBN:
9780823235698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232987.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the three tasks of the Doppelgänger, looking at the issues of literature, criticism, and philosophy with the disappearance of the presence effected by ... More


After‐Lives: Postmodern Experiments in Meta‐Auto/biografiction: Sartre, Nabokov, Lessing, Byatt

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is a coda considering the afterlife of modernism's engagements with life‐writings covered in Part II. It begins by sketching how the ideas traced in this study of imaginary ... More


Sartre: An Existentialist in the Underworld

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jean-Paul Sartre's treatise Saint Genet, comédien et martyr (1952) is one of the strangest books ever to be written by a reputable philosopher. It is about a far more outlandish figure than Immanuel ... More


Cultural Critique and the End of Genius: Barthes, Sartre

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the gradual discrediting of the notion of genius. In France in the 1950s, contemporaneously with the Minou Drouet affair, it became the object of a powerful cultural critique ... More


Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature

Jörg Kreienbrock

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245284
eISBN:
9780823250721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245284.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Why do humans get angry with objects? Why is it that a malfunctioning computer, a broken tool, or a fallen glass causes an outbreak of fury? How is it possible to speak of an inanimate object's ... More


Transcendental Masturbators: Jean Paul's Siebenkäs

in Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter illustrates how a critic of early Romanticism, Jean Paul, could precisely mobilize the problematic in exploding the Romantic metaphysics of marriage. Siebenkäs found Jean Paul leveling a ... More


The Doppelgänger: Literature's Philosophy

Dimitris Vardoulakis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232987
eISBN:
9780823235698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232987.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The Doppelgänger or Double presents literature as the “double” of philosophy. There are historical reasons for this. The genesis of the Doppelgänger is literature's response to the ... More


Motions and Passions: Music-Playing Women Automata and the Culture of Affect in Late Eighteenth-Century Germany

Adelheid Voskuhl

in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720807
eISBN:
9780226720838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720838.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which deals with the relations between physical and emotional dynamics, also explores the cultural and social resonances of female musician-automata. It specifically examines the ... More


The French Revolution and the Emergence of Republican State Funerals 1789–1799

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The history of republican funerals during the revolutionary decade is also the story of their emergence as a distinct and important form of celebration. Transforming the final rite of passage in ... More


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