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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 113–133.
Published: 01 November 2022
... blocks of prose devoid of paragraph breaks. 19 Speaking with Burkhardt Lindner the year volume 3 was published, Weiss confirmed that it was his sensibilities from his days as a painter that brought him to adopt, early on, the solid block as literary form. “I want to see a complete picture,” he...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 1–32.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Technology .” In The Question concerning Technology and Other Essays , translated by Lovitt William , 3 – 35 . New York : Harper Touchbooks . Hohendahl Peter Uwe . 1989 . “ The Loss of Reality: Gottfried Benn’s Early Prose .” In Modernity and the Text , edited by Huyssen Andreas...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 31–48.
Published: 01 August 2015
... was its celebration in the new genre of short prose, which established itself in fin de siècle discourse as a major literary arena for an exploration of the con- tradictory experiences of modernity. In one of his pieces, Peter Altenberg coined the culinary metaphor of a stock cube to describe...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Odo Marquard; Hannes Bajohr First delivered as a short laudatory speech on the occasion of Hans Blumenberg receiving the Sigmund Freud Prize for Academic Prose in 1980, this essay by the German philosopher Odo Marquard served as a eulogy at a memorial event for Blumenberg after his death in 1996...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 47–65.
Published: 01 August 2014
... says in the beginning of her essay “The Mass Production of the Senses,” the vernacular modernism idea first flashed across her mind as she read my 1996 account of the “Americanist” trend in early Soviet film theory and practice.3 All my essay said was that the Soviet image of Ameri- can cinema...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 99–139.
Published: 01 November 2021
... prose elegy.” 20 Why, for instance, should our attention be on the protagonist, who undergoes this “reconstructive odyssey,” 21 and not, to use the very term with which Freud came to amend his early trauma theory, the “transference valence,” the fixation between Austerlitz and another man...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 171–194.
Published: 01 February 2016
.... This scenario could be taken out of a science fiction best seller projecting an image of the future all the more ter- rifying because of its plausibility. But this is neither a best-selling sci-fi novel nor a recent eco-thriller. This image is projected by Yoko Tawada’s short prose piece “The Island...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... with poems like “Erst wenn” and “Ostafrika,” this essay contextualizes Benn's colonial turn in the primitivist/modernist poetics of his earlier Rönne novellas and his brief turn to a fascist aesthetic in essays of the early 1930s. His primitivist poetic fantasy of the “Southern Word” becomes an imaginary...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 133–153.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Jens Klenner Abstract “Gespräch im Gebirg” (“Conversation in the Mountains”), Paul Celan’s only prose piece published during his lifetime, is often described as failed conversation, paradoxical or undecided in language and structure. Points of reference are frequently a dialogic structure of “I...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 121–149.
Published: 01 November 2006
... stay in Paris and in the pages of The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Not only does Rilke draw on Baudelairean imagery in his own descriptions of the city—hospitals, death, masks, the elderly, the blind, the downtrodden—but further, the formal makeup of the text as “poems in prose” shows...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
... main inspira- tions were G. W. F. Hegel, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, and particularly Walter Benjamin; Lacoue-Labarthe’s philosophy matured under the influence of Martin Heidegger, French Heideggerianism, and particularly Jacques Der- rida), although Lacoue-Labarthe was familiar early...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... the questioning of Vlastimil Volkán, 95. 132  Reading Kafka, Writing Vita testified that he mediated between Slánský and the alleged agent and actual British left-wing politician Konni Zilliacus (1894–1967).9 Sometime in late 1952 or early 1953 an additional trial was conceived to “liquidate those who...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 107–132.
Published: 01 August 2022
... often give the impression that the violence is not really affecting them. In the prose piece “The Child Grew, but It Did Not Know That” (“Das Kind wuchs, aber es wußte das nicht”)—one of the micrograms, penciled mostly during the twenty-seven years of forced internment—an omniscient narrator relates...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 105–140.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., diagrams, manuscript pages, and newspaper clippings disposed in thematic constellations on 63 wood-framed cloth panels, plus a short prose introduction and copious paralipomena 1 —has recently drawn increased attention not only from scholars but also from artists and museum curators. 2 This interest...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 1–4.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., “but one must think as he composed.”2 Both music scholars and philosophers have long been aware of this spe- cial relationship in Adorno’s thinking. Early work on Adorno, above all Mar- tin Jay’s short but influential monograph Adorno (1984), shows an awareness and a fine understanding...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
...- ible in any other space, the practices of linguistic survival that Levi came to master, as well as detest, overwhelmed the formal capacities of monolingual representation in literary prose. In If This Is a Man Levi writes: “A hundred yards away is Block 23; writ- ten on it is ‘Schonungsblock...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 163–183.
Published: 01 February 2022
... to a Reception History of the Thales Anecdote” is dedicated to an Aesopic fable that early on was turned into an anecdote. Blumenberg traces its reception through the history of philosophy, from Aesop up to Martin Heidegger, to show how each reception also brought about a slight variation to the story’s plot...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 1–7.
Published: 01 August 2010
... beyond the binary opposition between the Habermas and Lyo­tard camps so characteristic of the early 1980s. Both the essay on pop and the issue on postmodernism marked a trajectory of Andreas’s work and of NGC that consistently pushed against the limits of traditional literary and his- torical...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Gillian Pye This article looks at the interplay between material authenticity, waste, decay, loss, and forgetting in Wolfgang Hilbig's prose texts Die Kunde von den Bäumen ( The Lore of the Trees , 1992) and Alte Abdeckerei ( Old Knackers Yard , 1991). It argues that the thrown-away, the ruined...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
... , 2009 . Arntz Jochen , and Junghänel Frank . “ Der Bodensatz ist Furcht: Der Regisseur Dominik Graf über Manitu, Luden, Gewalt im Film und die Sehnsucht nach dem kleinen Glück .” Berliner Zeitung , June 8 , 2002 . Bense Max . “ On the Essay and Its Prose .” In Essays...