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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 37–48.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Eva Geulen What made Goethe’s Faust so special to Georg Lukács? The contribution explores possible answers and examines the theoretical implications of the unique position Goethe’s Faust occupies in Lukács’s postwar writings. During his engagement Lukács modifies some of his most dearly held...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
...- quering them in particular cases only by courage and guile and the highest energy of our spirit,” as he wrote in “Essay on Meteorology” (1825).4 This reminder of the destructive agency of the elements also precipitated his return to Faust, Part Two, which he had begun, but then abandoned, in 1816.5...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... cultural debates in East Germany focused on the heritage of German classicism. In 1953, for instance, a fierce debate erupted around Hanns Eisler’s libretto Johann Faustus. In contrast to Goethe, whose Faust had depicted the epony- mous protagonist as a relatively positive hero who was ultimately...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 115–141.
Published: 01 August 2007
... by morning. (5.11128–30)8 These are the words of Baucis, whose own fate discloses the close connection that also obtains between colonization and environmental destruction: she and her partner Philemon will die when their premodern dwelling place by the shore that Faust has appropriated from...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 177–197.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., 14: 36. 40. For a discussion of Goethe’s view and representation of nature as an uncontrollable, “chaotic,” and “creative” force in Faust, see McCarthy, Remapping Reality, 187–216. Rigby’s reading of Faust Markus Wilczek  187 ground of the many...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
... alienation” ( Am Beispiel von Brecht und Bronnen , 69 ). 18. According to Lukács, the modern tragic protagonist culminates in Kleist’s work and is uniquely configured in the Faust-Mephisto relationship of Goethe’s Faust . Lukács hints that Mephisto is the tragic protagonist whose abstract idealism...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... sensuality” pursued “not primal things [ Ur-sachen ]” but “primal images [ Ur-Bildern ]” ( Der Geist als Widersacher der Seele , 89). For a discussion of Benjamin’s relationship to Goethe, see Charles, “Faust on Film.” 59. “In the hysteric, self-affirmation is maintained through a protective...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 129–153.
Published: 01 February 2023
... , 947). Although Mann would not pick up his 1905 note about a Faust novel again until 1943, 43 one cannot help but read into the conclusion of The Magic Mountain the beginnings of a Faust narrative. Hans Castorp is no learned scholar—his mediocre status is very much part of the point—but he has...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 65–76.
Published: 01 August 2006
... 8. Cited in Shyer, Robert Wilson and His Collaborators, 129. 9. Heiner Müller, “Refl ections on Postmodernism,” New German Critique, no. 16 (1979): 56. David Bathrick 71 “grandest sketch” and the only text in which Brecht, like Goethe with his Faust...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 97–126.
Published: 01 February 2008
...-built man arrested on the night of the fi re. The Times’ Reed wrote: “‘A mental defi cient,’ said some; a ‘consummate actor,’ said others. At one point Dimitrov pointed to van der Lubbe: This stu- pid tool, this miserable Faust is here, but Mephistopheles has vanished.” Reed added: “Did Faust...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
...” ( Faust, “Trance und Trauma,” 115 ). Behrenbeck further notices in her description of the November 9 rite that the thousand men were indeed Hitler Youth members who had been initiated in an “imitatio heroica” into the party ( Der Kult um die toten Helden , 311). 107. See Benedict, Patterns...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 209–227.
Published: 01 August 2010
... were impervious to Nazism’s seduction—one thinks of Emil Nolde, Gottfried Benn, and Martin Heidegger. Surely, to pose the problem of modernist art by rewriting the Faust myth and relating it to German music was to emphasize its national dimension. But Mann was cosmopolitan enough to know...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2020
... connected to a specific time in history. She mentions the title Faust as an example; if used with reference to the Goethe Year, it evokes many associations with German tradition and national literature ( Kollektives Gedächtnis und Erinnerungskulturen , 143–65 ). 34. Pollack, Kontaminierte...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 171–189.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the “Annahme, daß irgend einmal . . . ein als Seelenmord zu bezeichnender Vor- gang . . . stattgefunden habe” (assumption that at one time something called soul murder happened) (22; 55). He refers to Goethe’s Faust, Lord Byron’s Manfred, and Carl Maria von Weber’s Freischütz (21; 55) as literary represen...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
... that 46. Ernst Bloch, “Berlin, as Viewed from the Landscape,” in Literary Essays, trans. Andrew Joron et al. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1998), 365. 47. On Tucholsky and his essays on photography, see Hans J. Becker, Mit geballter Faust: Kurt Tucholskys “Deutschland, Deutschland ueber...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 185–205.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the masses as a collective—for example, in the image of the globe or as All Fists Clenched into One (Alle Fäuste zu einer geballt, 1934)—that feel physically bound together in a moment of revolution.29 The dialectic between media and masses becomes synthesized in Heartfi eld’s 1937 photomontage Die...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 65–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... die große Welt zu Gast war, 27th ed. (Munich: Heyne, 2003). Except for the above- mentioned interview and Large’s undocumented claim, no sources mention Wilder’s employment at the Adlon. 23. On Luxemburg, see Alexandra Richie, Faust’s Metropolis: A History of Berlin (New York: Carroll...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
... they embody technology’s triumph over its own confinement to outside appearances.4 Technological in nature and fantastic in effect, special effects are the most visible expression of technoro- mantic thought that was prevalent in German film culture more than a decade before Faust and Metropolis...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2018
... writer Siegmar Faust a few months earlier. 41 DDR PEN leaders and members participated in the country’s internal conversation about Biermann as well, albeit in guarded or surprising ways. For example, for several days after his expulsion Neues Deutschland ran short essays about Biermann...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 1–23.
Published: 01 August 2011
...-hour Faust, Stein pro- fessed his attraction to the timeliness of Schiller’s trilogy: his aim in produc- ing this classic, he reported, was to explore a text that has exclusively to do with politics and that touches on themes relevant to all of Europe: What political system can...