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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Harry T. Craver Despite their opposed cultural agendas, the critic and journalist Siegfried Kracauer and the poet Gottfried Benn pursued similar projects of undermining traditional conceptions of the self. Kracauer, a leftist who was never aligned with a party, sought to push aside older notions...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Joshua Dittrich Literary primitivism in select poems and essays by Gottfried Benn reveals complex interrelations of primitivist discourse with modernism, colonialism, and fascism in Weimar Germany. Arguing that Benn explicitly enters the discourse of Weimar (post)colonialism in the mid-1920s...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 1–32.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Andreas Gailus Abstract The literary writings of the young Gottfried Benn are replete with images of anatomical dismemberment and biological decay while pushing the limits of linguistic expression. The article suggests that this confluence of naturalism and avant-garde experimentation is the result...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2015
... fan tutte at the Limits,” in OLS, 25–47, 48–90. 10. Hermann Broch, “Mythos und Altersstil,” in Schriften zur Literatur, vol. 2 (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1973), 212–33; Gottfried Benn, “Altern als Problem für Kunstler,” in Sämtliche Werke, ed. Gerhard Schuster and Holger Hof, 7 vols...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 21–34.
Published: 01 February 2009
... “third eye,” the third eye of primitive man. (Gottfried Benn also dreamed of the third eye in his essay “The Construction of Personality” around 1930.) A delirium in which Aue sees Adolf Hitler as a fanatical, washed-up German, one who attempts to copy all things Jewish; just as in the novels...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
... to its connection to fascism, is Eva Geulen’s 2008 “Das Gesetz der Form” (“The Law of Form”), which questions the connection of Gottfried Benn’s thinking of form in relation to his increasingly vocal endorsements of fascism. Geulen ultimately rejects the idea that the concept of form itself was conducive...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 215–229.
Published: 01 November 2022
... act “mit einem Revolver auf die Straße zu gehen und, soviel man kann, auf die Menge draufloszuschießen”—as coming dangerously close to the fascists’s “Mordpraxis” ( Frankfurter Vorlesungen , 28, 29 ). Bachmann’s other targets are Italian futurists and Gottfried Benn’s “radikale[r] Ästhetizismus” (29...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 5–24.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of the European Artist, Starting with the Figure of Gottfried Benn; or, What Happens to Eurydice? ” In “Special Issue on Heimat.” New German Critique , no. 36 ( 1985 ): 133 – 56 . Vismann Cornelia . Files: Law and Media Technology . Translated by Winthrop-Young Geoffrey . Stanford, CA...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the Gruppe 47 was not the primary literary force in the newly formed FRG. Instead, this period was dominated by literary intellectuals and writers such as Elisabeth Langgäs­ ser, Hermann Kasack, Ernst Kreuder, Ernst Jünger, and, above all, Gottfried Benn, all of whom had already been prominent writers...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 189–207.
Published: 01 February 2007
... is the fascination with primitivism in the visual arts or the embrace of the premodern and the barbaric, the mythic and the archaic in such modernist writers as Gottfried Benn and Ernst Jünger, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, or Georges Bataille. It was in classical modernism that the modern was fi rst linked...
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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 (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 97–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... A dispute was waged over other German figures associated with Nazism as well, among them Nietzsche, Richard Strauss, and Gottfried Benn. 13 Heidegger too was occasionally mentioned in this context. For example, reasoning against cultural embargoes on figures whose negative attitude toward Jews was known...