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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 81–95.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of Wenders's career from that of a filmmaker who also takes photographs to someone for whom the photographic image—its history and temporal implications—plays a central role in his creative practice. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 photography film belatedness Kings of the Road...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 49–72.
Published: 01 August 2010
...), 6. 72 Thomas Pynchon’s Berlin course, can play around with the what-ifs and the roads not taken in history. But that is one way to make us think seriously about how it happens and who makes it. Shortly after leaving the destruction of Berlin behind, Slothrop is on the threshold...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 53–74.
Published: 01 February 2010
... associates René’s black attire with the black hole of his memory, it deftly combines with Winterschläfer’s snowy backdrop to create the black-and-white palette of two of Wenders’s road movies of the 1970s: Alice in den Städten (Alice in the Cities, 1974) and Im Lauf der Zeit (Kings of the Road...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 205–215.
Published: 01 November 2023
... dramatic reversal took place only in 1945, after the fall of the Third Reich, when suddenly the special path toward an anticipated glorious destiny, the singular trajectory of a conquering nation, was recognized as a dark and inexorable road to hell. The year 1945 was perceived as a Götterdämmerung...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the ghost; places, events, dreams evoke it. It follows that to “experience” aura is like seeing a ghost.26 Proust used that trope to describe the appeal of the three trees who call to him on his ride with Mme de Villeparisis at the curve in the road to Hudimesnil: “Like ghosts they seemed...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
... deutschen Islam?” Afterword to Goethe und der Islam , by Mommsen Katharina , 431 – 54 . Frankfurt am Main : Insel . Asad Muhammad . 1954 . The Road to Mecca . New York : Simon and Schuster . Asad Talal . n.d. “Muhammad Asad between Religion and Politics.” Interactive...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 115–132.
Published: 01 November 2011
...-ups, the montage withheld the fact that the road to rulership usually distances the ruler. Here Baldur von Schirach evokes the genius of this face with glowing words. In fact, Hitler’s very physical presence has always lent itself to adora- tion. (Parallels to Rasputin have never explicitly...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 231–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Kluge’s rewriting in Geschichten vom Kino (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2007), 195–201, 324–25. 240 Intermediality and the Topography of Memory Figure 2. Page 466: “Drawing boundaries with auxiliary devices. Should the road across the Darkot pass be ascribed to Muslim or Hindu territory...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 27–52.
Published: 01 November 2016
...) being produced in popular forms that were themselves only further blinding their audiences because they them- selves were blinded to any forces that might liberate individuals from the ruin or decay around them. Parody, he wrote, has “gone down the road from which it was meant to rescue us...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 177–197.
Published: 01 August 2016
... landscape. As chair of the Weimar Road Construction Commission, and later the Hydro- logic Engineering Commission,22 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe initiated and oversaw such projects of hydrologic engineering: mainly, the regulation of the river Saale—which often and quite devastatingly flooded Jena...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 31–52.
Published: 01 August 2013
... clarity to the long and winding road of ontological speculation and the relationship between being and essence while adding a speculative ontological twist to the arid thought experiments of the analytic world. In Badiou’s words, but also speaking for Bloch, “Philosophy, in its very essence...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 55–82.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Problemaufriss Along the well-traveled road from the visitor center for the Ngorongoro Con- servation Area Authority to Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania, just past a popular overlook for taking in the blue-green hues of the caldera teeming with animals below, lies the simple stone gravesite...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2011
...-and-true Hollywood genre, the road movie, with elements of the outlaw movie thrown in (AFI, 28). But from the opening shots, we know that Badlands will either subvert or avoid the strictures of any easy genre categorization, just as it will resist the powerful pull of 1950s nostalgia and call...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 165–193.
Published: 01 February 2008
...-friendly presentation in videos such as Loose Change, but the reelection of Bush in 2004 and the slowly dis- integrating American mission in Iraq, which has prompted many Americans to rethink the offi cial version of the road from 9/11 to war in the Gulf. In short, as with the belated fl owering...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 43–63.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the tardiness of Engelbrekt’s tribute, and his inability to continue provisioning and quartering troops and to build his fortress with what the locals had scraped together to pay him. Engelbrekt responds by pointing to the woeful state of the roads, roving bandits, and failing agriculture as evidence of Erik’s...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., the question of disaster vulnerability and resilience is raised in Richard Wagner’s Twilight of the Gods, in José Sarama- go’s Blindness, and in Cormac McCarthy’s Road, not to mention the recent spate of postapocalyptic movies. In this subgenre of disaster fiction—which could be labeled vulnerability...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 121–149.
Published: 01 November 2006
... hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place. If photography is allowed to supplement art in some of its functions, it will soon have supplanted or corrupted it altogether, thanks to the stupidity of the multitude which is its natural ally” (“The Salon of 1859...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 207–233.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with action, sex, and violence, works that expose characters to dire circumstances and, in so doing, put bodies and feelings in motion and on graphic display. These are precisely the kinds of movies disparaged by Wenders’s metafilm, Im Lauf der Zeit ( Kings of the Road , 1977), most strikingly when...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
... instead discovers the labyrinthal connection between manifest and latent content as governed by the necessity of censorship. Almost one hundred and fifty years ahead of schedule, Lessing thus wanders from his purpose only to find himself walking the royal road to the unconscious. And in true Freudian...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 95–114.
Published: 01 August 2007
.... Hamann, Hitler’s Vienna; David C. Large, Where Ghosts Walked: Munich’s Road to the Third Reich (New York: Norton, 1997). 51. Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Foundations of the Nineteenth Century, trans. John Lees, 2 vols. (London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1913); Field, Evangelist of Race, 169–224...