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Aesthetic Fundamentalism in Weimar Poetry: Stefan George and his Circle, 1918–1933

Martin A. Ruehl

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/9780691135106.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter takes a historical journey into the George-Kreis or George Circle, the mysterious coterie of followers that surrounded the poet and political visionary Stefan George. His many acolytes ... More


Joachim Wach between the George Circle and Weber’s Typology of Religious Communities

Hans G. Kippenberg

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Kippenberg explores the differing contexts within which Joachim Wach’s thought has been situated: those of Max Weber and the George Circle. Kippenberg demonstrates the ambiguous relationship of Wach ... More


The Master-Interpreter: Notes on the German Career of Joachim Wach (1922–1935 )

Steven M. Wasserstrom

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This article examines the life and works of Joachim Wach (1898–1955) during his career in Germany (1922–35). Aspects examined include his homosocial participation in youth movements (Jugendbewegung) ... More


Shakespeare in the Master’s Circle: Stefan George and the ‘Secret Germany’

Andreas Höfele

in No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718543
eISBN:
9780191787997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapters 2 and 3 are devoted to Stefan George, the most important German poet between 1900 and 1930, whose influence extended well beyond poetry. Fashioning himself as a cultural and spiritual ... More


St. George

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on poet Stefan George (1868–1933). George was one of Germany's dominant cultural figures in the first third of the twentieth century. Some critics rank his poetry next to that of ... More


Settings of the Poetry of Stefan George: Opp. 10, 14, and 15

Bryan R. Simms

in The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128260
eISBN:
9780199848843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128260.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Schoenberg began to write atonal music in a series of songs and songlike works composed from 1907 to 1909 to the poetry of Stefan George. His discovery in 1907 of the musical stimulation inherent in ... More


In the Master’s Circle (II): Ernst Kantorowicz

Andreas Höfele

in No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718543
eISBN:
9780191787997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 3 traces the idea of the ‘New Reich’ in the early work of George’s disciple Ernst Kantorowicz, and re-examines his later landmark study of The King’s Two Bodies (1957) in its Georgean ... More


The Castle Hill

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Ernst Kantorowicz's move to the castle hill, which ushered in a new phase in his life. The ruined Renaissance castle loomed on a hill overlooking Heidelberg from a height of ... More


The Religion of Art

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226983639
eISBN:
9780226983660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983660.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Friedrich Nietzsche and Fyodor Dostoyevsky were not the first thinkers to proclaim that God was dead. In The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel built the death of God into ... More


The World of Enchantment; or, Max Weber at the End of History

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The final chapter, “The World of Enchantment; or, Max Weber at the End of History,” focuses on Max Weber’s preoccupation with “disenchantment” (Entzauberung) in the same period that Freud was ... More


Becoming a Professional

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in Ernst Kantorowicz's life upon reaching the age of thirty-five in 1930. The author of the biography of 1927 was a littérateur. He had called it a Geistbuch, a term that ... More


Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Robert E. Lerner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963), an influential and controversial German– American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the ... More


Averting the End of Tradition: Ernesto Grassi

Rocco Rubini

in The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186139
eISBN:
9780226186276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reviews and contextualizes the early career of Ernesto Grassi (1902-1991), a longtime associate of Heidegger who, in the interwar period, was self-consciously dedicated to fostering a ... More


No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Andreas Höfele

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718543
eISBN:
9780191787997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

No Hamlets is the first critical account of the role of Shakespeare in the intellectual tradition of the political right in Germany from the founding of the Empire in 1871 to the ‘Bonn Republic’ of ... 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


Alban Berg

Helen Abbott

in Baudelaire in Song: 1880-1930

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198794691
eISBN:
9780191836169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794691.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

When Austrian composer Alban Berg was working on his opera Lulu, he wrote three Baudelaire songs as a Konzertaria entitled Der Wein. Premiered in 1930, Der Wein is a large-scale work for voice and ... More


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