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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 43–61.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in passing in his Aesthetic Theory and that was, in turn, deeply influenced by the thought of Kandinsky’s nephew Alexandre Kojève, who also wrote an essay on his uncle’s paintings. This genealogy of motifs is of more than mere historical and anecdotal significance. At stake is nothing less than an accurate...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 163–183.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Florian Fuchs This article develops Hans Blumenberg’s intensifying interest in fables during the 1970s and 1980s and argues that it marked his decisive turn away from academic philosophy toward a rethinking of storytelling as a philosophical practice. Blumenberg’s simultaneous writings on anecdotes...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 25–56.
Published: 01 February 2020
...,” considerations of historical events, disquisitions on fairy tales and legends, anecdotes about their sources of inspiration such as Immanuel Kant or Marx, studies of domestic labor, the history of prices or the politics of German Romantics along with technical illustrations or illustrations drawn from...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 105–121.
Published: 01 November 2017
... : University of Minnesota Press . Eribon Didier . 1991 . Michel Foucault , translated by Wing Betsy . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Fleming Paul . 2011 . “The Perfect Story: Anecdote and Exemplarity in Linnaeus and Blumenberg.” Thesis 11 104 , no. 3 : 72 – 86...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 141–163.
Published: 01 November 2021
... eloquent illustrations of this idea. 23. Khider recounts an anecdote that alludes to this possibility, about an African-looking young man who, frustrated by the closing of the tram doors right in front of him, started to hit them with his bare hands, “cursing recklessly like most young people...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
... the speech into English. Blumenberg not only analyzed small forms like fables or anecdotes but also made them part of his writing practice. From the dense essays of his early career to the massive tomes of his middle period to the short forms of the late Blumenberg, he commanded a variety of genres...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 91–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with anecdotes about Adorno’s access to culture industry insiders, members of the Rockefeller Foundation, directors and actors, film projects, and so on.5 Jenemann’s “central premise” is that “one can begin to reformulate the ques- tions about just what America meant to Adorno and how important his exile...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 83–103.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the encounter—whether missed or successful—with his writings on both sides of the Atlantic. Networks and Name Recognition: Transatlantic Reception Scholars for a long time relied on a largely anecdotal account of Kracauer not only as anonymous but also as a somewhat sad, isolated figure cut off from...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 81–103.
Published: 01 February 2020
... afterward, concern the genius of the automatized system of slaughter and the anecdote of the worker Luckerniddle, who fell into the machine and was turned into bacon. 27 Unlike the play, the film does not deal with economic crisis or social struggle but ironizes the perfection of the system, so good...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 29–34.
Published: 01 August 2014
... or not at best interesting on an anecdotal level. Much more theoretically productive is the question of how Adorno’s aesthetic analysis works in the areas of literature and music, and what other applications might be possible. For Mir- iam and our generation of critical theorists, an important impetus...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
... repudiated. Hans Jonas recounts a lovely anecdote to this effect: the deep regret Strauss felt on Yom Kippur for walking with Jonas through Hyde Park, rather than confess his sins and express remorse at the synagogue. As Jonas put it, Strauss “suffered” the spiritual imperative to become an atheist...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., “natural.” Adorno then relates an anecdote that underscores this observation: I once heard the story of a woman who, after attending a performance of the dramatization of The Diary of Anne Frank, said in a shaken voice: “Yes, but really, at least that girl ought to have been...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 189–202.
Published: 01 August 2014
... a work of mourning. In this context, Liu defends New Historicism’s investment in the anecdote as a form of “random access. If New Historicism is a form of rela- tional database, then the anecdote is its query.” Moreover, if “New Historicism is the intuition simultaneously of random access...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 27–49.
Published: 01 February 2008
... theory in ancient Rome is best exemplifi ed by the many anecdotes of emperors suspecting plots against themselves. In the biog- raphies of the Roman emperors collected under the title Historia Augusta, 36. Finley, Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, 108. 37. Iiro Kajanto examines the speech...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 123–144.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., such as myth and the telling of anecdotes, they allow us to orient ourselves without the hardwired adaptive responses of other species, who need no cultural supplement to compensate for their lack of instinctual guidance. Because Blumenberg was a critic of the claim made by Karl Löwith, Carl...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... In both cases, the postdisaster institutional void made room for rape and loot- ing but also for spontaneous acts of altruism. Is this analogy between a fictional and a factual earthquake in America merely anecdotal? What is the use of comparing the real-life disaster in Haiti with the literary...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 39–60.
Published: 01 November 2017
... bear out anecdotal evidence and give some support to preconceived notions of American cultural insularity. But they tell us little about books sold, except by inference: American publishers seem less optimistic than their German counterparts about the market prospects for translated literature...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 1–8.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... To see the danger, one has to scratch away at the surface. Adorno’s emphasis on collective response is one way to interpret his famous anecdote about a German woman who emerges from a stage produc- tion of The Diary of Anne Frank and concludes, “Yes, but that girl at least should have...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 155–164.
Published: 01 November 2012
...’ worldview and experiences deeply affected him. Although Borowski was initially positive about We Were in Auschwitz, by February 1946 he derided the book as “an unfortunate mix of encyclopedia, symphony, proclamation, and anecdote.” He added, “I’ve written two [stories] to which I will admit...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): iii–xiv.
Published: 01 November 2020
... a lengthy (and wordy) review essay when I was still a grad student and then by making me part of the editorial team—an invitation to which he was quick to add, “It comes with no money.” I will forever relish his many stories about Heiner Müller and his anecdotes about Durs Grünbein, his Berlin neighbor...