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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 179–190.
Published: 01 February 2006
..., a deviating behavior, become mad play and the most intense joy: Reason can only hold its ground in despair and exuberance; it needs absur- dity, in order not to fall victim to objective madness. One ought to emulate the two rabbits; when the shot comes, fall down giddily, half-dead...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2018
... University Press . Marasco Robyn . 2015 . The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory after Hegel . New York : Columbia University Press . Martel James . 2011 . Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty . New York : Routledge . Martel James . 2011...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... about Rahel are her extraordinary insight and her ability to relay her insights through prose. In reflecting on her own despair, she beautifully captured the Heideggerian notion of thrownness, which encompasses ethnicity, gender, and also intellec- tual capacities. Moreover, the image of a slow...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 21–41.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of disorientation and overwhelming despair. The narrator envisions how Géricault chose the moment to depict. “[Géricault] saw the solution he was seeking emerge in that second when, with the shrill cry at the appearance of the brig, a complete turnaround occurred, and the bodies, which had been ready to surrender...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 25–35.
Published: 01 November 2023
... to Emine’s very personal despair at the loss of her first child, which she never shares with her other four children. Within the novel, each of these examples attests to what Nicolas Abraham and Maria Torok describe as transgenerational haunting, or unresolved traumas that remain secret...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
... he is still alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate—he has little success in this—but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins, for he sees different (and more...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 119–135.
Published: 01 February 2006
... fast gleichgültig. [Toward the End.—The only kind of philosophy for which, in the face of despair, responsibility could be assumed, would be the attempt to contem­ plate all things the way that they would present themselves from the stand­ point of redemption. Cognition...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 109–142.
Published: 01 February 2024
... of German Jewry” ; Kaplan, Between Dignity and Despair , 50–54 . 46. On the “memorial function” in the context of vernacular photography, see Batchen, “Vernacular Photographies.” 47. The interview was conducted in German; the answers are quoted here in my translation. 48. Langford...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... His narrative’s judgments and interpretations bear a trace of disgust and anger at a politics of affect whose potential for excitement could not be evaded, even when contempt, fear, and despair replaced admiration, enthusiasm, and hope. Fest’s style, it seems to me, reveals his work...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... supersedes magic through abstraction and distance, Judaism neutralizes it by prohibiting graven images: The disenchanted world of Judaism propitiates magic by negating it in the idea of God. The Jewish religion brooks no word which might bring solace to the despair of all mortality...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Biblical Nation,” in Politi- cal and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg, ed. Charlotte M. Cross and Russell A. Berman (New York: Garland, 2000), 159–92. Michael A. Rosenthal  51 gives in to the people who have despaired at the foot of Sinai...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 65–91.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Interestingly, the narration goes on to mimic the printed matter of the magazine, as it now opens a virtual foldout of several pages that describes Picasso’s image and then seamlessly moves on to account for the predicament of the republic, the International Brigades, and the political hope and despair...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of this Aristotelian tragedy of the bunker occurs on the evening of April 22, when Hitler loses control in a despair of Shakespearean dimensions, knowing now that all is lost: Hitler fl ew into a rage. He shrieked that he had been deserted; he railed at the army; he denounced all traitors; he spoke...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
... to his inescapable desire to have sex with Tom is to understand both the depths of his despair and the cruel use to which Mann put Hegel’s thought. He deployed the idealist tradition, a philosophy closely allied to German Romanticism, to justify Richard’s monumental depression. What most clearly...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... Again far-reaching conclusions could be drawn: one can construe a messianic dynamic that refers to the “weak messianic force” of hope, since it leads “to the point where the universe has been taken over by that despair which is actually its secret hope” (CR, 289). We may stress the destructive...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 155–174.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in the essay on satire, it is precisely authors under pressure and in despair, defending their preferred social order or at least unable to conceive of an alternative to it, who would likely feel hatred and direct it toward an enemy. Hate may very well possess the traits that Lukács ascribes to it—the cool...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., therefore, the juxtaposition of these two reflections on memory expresses a shift in West German postwar intellectual history, from devastation to comfort and from hopefulness to despair. Beyond these observations about the intellectual landscape of West Germany in the postwar era, the comparison...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 217–224.
Published: 01 November 2023
... tolerate from inside the disciplinary family land quite differently from those of an outsider.) Nevertheless, I offer the following reflections in the spirit of understanding that the present demands from us a capacity to reckon with critique in and of the humanities without despair or defensiveness...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
... release from this very domination. If we do not wish to surrender entirely to despair, such a concept resembles a regulative ideal, and Adorno sees it as indispensable: The temporal nature of progress, its simple concept . . . binds it to the empirical world. Without such a temporal dimension, in other...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... fallen white body over his lap, it is he who facilitates a turn away from the despair of the melancholic and fatal downward pull of the canvas’s lower sections to the prospects of hope and rescue in its upper right region. 21 Stöhr reveals how Géricault’s biracial pairings, far from prohibiting...