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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 125–152.
Published: 01 February 2021
... the political emotions, dispositions, and identifications that can properly be called populist. In the larger context of worker’s literature, conservative revolution, and völkisch thought, the Nazi discourse of workerdom not only confirms the close connection between political emotion and populist (un)reason...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Boaz Neumann While the Nazi politics of the body have been studied at length, the historiographical literature has largely failed to address the role of the Volkskörper , or the German people's body, in the Nazi worldview. As I attempt to explain, it was not the individual bodies of Germans...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 139–167.
Published: 01 February 2012
... neo-Nazi leader, provide the principal texts on which this examination is based. This article argues that the disruptions caused by political violence at the collective level, which have been explored in recent literatures on the politics of exception, also need to be examined at the individual level...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
... writer of children’s literature, he strikes a deal with the death camp’s commander, Obersturmbannführer Neigel, who was fond of the Jew’s stories as a child. According to the arrangement, Wasserman will cooperate with Neigel in writing another tale, and in exchange the Nazi will attempt, daily, to kill...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 1–24.
Published: 01 August 2017
...-illustrated literature as the ABZ to help stabilize its rule. According to Münzenberg’s letter, the KPD Cen- tral Committee participated in this Nazi ploy by providing German Communist Party functionaries and instructors from Wedding, precisely the working-class area where the KPD and SPD had together...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 65–98.
Published: 01 November 2021
... The descriptions of concentration camp atrocities in this novel are not uncalled-for—they are included to make Amis’s readership aware of the Nazis’ crimes. A similar argument in favor of descriptions of violence in young adult literature (YAL) was advanced by Roald Dahl, one of the founding fathers...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 115–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... the personal and intimate dynamics that emerge from their emotional attachments to those who were directly involved in or supported the Nazi regime and the Holocaust. In one way, these films recall the Väterliteratur (father literature) of the 1970s and 1980s.7 Certainly, Ludin’s film recalls...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 209–227.
Published: 01 August 2010
... after Auschwitz seemed even more pertinent for the visual arts than it was for literature.1 There was no pictorial language available to repre- sent the horrors of the Holocaust and of Nazi barbarity behind the Eastern front, and none was being developed. What was barbaric to Adorno...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
... against literature and mysticism against clarity.”14 Adorno had given Mann advice about modern music as the novelist was writ- ing Doctor Faustus, a work infused with the specific events of World War II. It 13. On the assertions of these Nazi leaders, see Herf, Jewish Enemy. Hannah Arendt...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 135–153.
Published: 01 November 2012
...: From Popular Protests to Socialist State (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997); Jeffrey Herf, Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997); Catherine Epstein, The Last Revolutionaries: German Communists and Their Century (Cambridge...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., to analyze the Nazi German enemy, in this case, the Culture and Personality School. The article takes Kracauer’s and Bateson’s analyses of the Nazi movie Hitlerjunge Quex as a case in point and, with the help of institutional and biographical contextualization, develops some of their most important...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Nazism. It is eloquent proof that socialist realist literature did not have to be simplistic or triumphalist but was perfectly capable of address- ing the real problems of a post-Nazi society in an honest, complex way.14 Another key figure in early GDR culture was Arnold Zweig, a novelist who...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 205–220.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of Labor programs (and their surprising progressive antecedents) and the role of women in Nazi leisure and work organizations. He also provides close readings of popular literature to illuminate some of the subtleties and functions of major—though by now entirely forgotten—cultural offerings of the time...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., a month after Germany had invaded Poland, the historian Emanuel Ringelblum began to collect materials and handpick collaborators for a massive archival project intended to document every aspect of Jewish life under the Nazi occupation.1 As time wore on, the project’s focus shifted to documenting...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 21–34.
Published: 01 February 2009
... hundred thousand copies, has any idea of those most German affairs like the mass murder of World War II and the intentional annihilation of European Jews on the part of Nazi Germans. A cry rings out like thunder: “Nice try, Mr. Littell!” 1. This section of the essay originally appeared...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 159–178.
Published: 01 November 2014
... from the accusatory tone and oedipal revolt of the father literature of the 1968 generation such as Bernward Vesper’s Die Reise (The Trip, 1977). Instead of marking a rupture with the father generation in view of its complicity with Nazi crimes, these recent works are regarded as emphasizing...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2020
... during World War II and thus resisted the Nazis, it is a highly contaminated space, where local battles took place and hidden graves are ubiquitous. The article examines the representation of these tainted landscapes in Haderlap’s novel. It emphasizes the contaminated soulscapes of the portrayed...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 9–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Kunsttempels. 2nd ed. Munich: Lehmann. Wulf, Joseph. 1989. Literatur und Dichtung: Eine Dokumentation. Vol. 3 of Kultur im Dritten Reich. Frankfurt am Main: Ullstein. Zuschlag, Christoph, ed. 1995. “Entartete Kunst”: Ausstellungsstrategien im Nazi- Deutschland­ . Worms: Wernersche...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 97–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... how one translates Heidegger’s writings! And I’ll shut their mouths up [ nivlom pihem ].” 11 However, to perceive this translation as springing solely from personal motivations would mistakenly overlook the highly charged cultural context in which it was undertaken. The Nazi horrors left...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 2009
... literature and one of his ongoing themes: he and the Nazis were not outside “the human” but within it. Under different circumstances, his read- ers could well have done what he did: “Allons, puisque je vous dis que je suis comme vous” (Go on, since I tell you that I am like you), is how he ends his...