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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
... that division. After a brief discussion of the forerunners to this spatial coupling in the spy tunnels under Vienna and Berlin in the immediate postwar period, I survey the use of tunnels as escape routes after the construction of the Wall in 1961 through their depiction in fiction, memoirs, history, and film...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 65–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... partner in Weimar Berlin, has consistently escaped the critical radar. This essay sheds light on Wilder's days as Eintänzer and points to the impact this work had on his films Hold Back the Dawn (1941) and Sunset Boulevard (1950). Furthermore, the essay places Wilder's series within the context of self...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of this essay can be explained only when more substantial works of Benjamin are taken into account. Benjamin's contemporaneous essay “Goethe's Elective Affinities ” is used to elucidate the reasoning behind his view that divine violence provides an escape from myth's forces of totalization. Recent scholarship...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 63–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of the leader escapes the narrow confines of a theory of identification, which Freudian psychoanalysis posits. The essay shows that such a conceptual intervention, questioning the very model of identification, also has implications for the possibility of narrating leadership, pointing to the need...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 67–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... that escapes the Logos of domination to become part of the Logos of gratification. What both Nietzsche and Marcuse affirm is a mode of being-as-becoming that is oriented toward joy and fulfillment, understood as the development of potentialities and the constant overcoming of existing subjective and objective...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Politically Incorrect Reflections on Violence in France and Related Matters. 3. Escape from New Orleans,” lacan.com (2005), www.lacan.com/zizfrance2.htm. 3. Louis-Philippe Dalembert et al., “Les auteurs haïtiens témoignent,” Libération, January 19, 2010. 4. Benjamin Wisner, At Risk: Natural...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 203–222.
Published: 01 November 2016
... these comments it is evident that Bann has a central significance for Adorno, even if this escaped his own awareness for a time. While he acknowl- edges this, Adorno does not here give a definition of the concept itself and even seems to puzzle over its implications. Two things absolutely essential...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 141–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
... and the Art of Laughter The counterpart to the culture industry is the realm of the artwork, which, in this case, offers one, if not the only, real possibility for escaping society’s homogenizing mechanisms.3 However, artworks also have an antagonistic rela- tionship to joy and happiness...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... frame as Lanzmann, Richard Rashke had also investi- gated the events at Sobibor. He interviewed twenty from among the nearly fifty survivors of the uprising and had at least one lengthy phone conversation with Lerner. This was the basis for his book Escape from Sobibor, first published in 1982...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
... up their lives and become penniless refugees, had ordered their chil- dren to flee, or children who had made the painful decision to leave their parents behind] and also many husbands who left their wives and children to escape deportations to the labor camps in Germany. Not knowing...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 27–34.
Published: 01 August 2019
... to understanding the escape of the contemporary self from itself in the process of sharing itself on social media. In the book I also grapple with Facebook’s mission to build a global community, an issue often hastily dismissed as a distraction from the company’s economic interests but that should, as I hold...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 73–91.
Published: 01 November 2020
... drawn. Step by step, they advance toward the center of the hall, encircling the major. The artificial baron at his side continues to smile steadfastly, and the mandolin player strums. The major tries in vain to escape the brandished swords. The carefully devised fencing skills of the hommes machines...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 159–178.
Published: 01 November 2014
... occurs under the eyes of others, it is bound up with the social dimension of identity construction. These two sides of the con- cept are given careful attention in Emmanuel Lévinas’s essay “On Escape” first published in 1935. In it Lévinas describes shame as the presence of what “one seeks...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 165–187.
Published: 01 February 2007
... apprehensions [Angst], which could help him to get over the archaic fear of the journey” (GS, 4.1:381). The Kriminalroman thus constitutes a momentary escape from the anxieties of modern life. In the station-as-cathedral of modernity, “we want to thank,” concludes Benjamin, “the mobile...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 179–200.
Published: 01 August 2018
...”: Kaçıp kurtulmak için kapalı bize Kuşlara güneye varan yolları [And the escape southward isn’t feasible for us as it is for the birds] 24 Disregarding the question of content, Hamit judges the sound of his translation a success. His seemingly apolitical reading of Bachmann’s poem recalls...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... through mimesis, not through an increasing distance from the object” (DE, 7). Magic is a “bloody untruth” that deifies the natural. It needs to submit to rea- son, to be sure, but while myth is less bloody—in its drive toward abstraction and regularization, it escapes the fierce literalism of magic...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 155–179.
Published: 01 February 2018
... accompanied in this scene by a handsome new beau, Deïphobos), the seduc- tive and feminized embodiment of escape from totalizing enlightenment and domination of nature, the chance to let go and regress from ego to id. Femininity contra Subjectivity: Reassessing the Value of Excursus I The question...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 47–62.
Published: 01 August 2012
... were the ones who ensured that the ground on which the new capital was to be built always remained loose and treacherously unstable. We loved the sand of Brandenburg” (PK, 33). Far from a sense of belonging signifying a stable sense of identity here, it implies an escape from such fixity...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 73–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... as the staging of the horror at the realiza- tion that the wish for an obliteration of consciousness, the transition into noth- ingness, is impossible. Escapism necessarily must fail. Beckett’s Film exists in two versions, as a printed text and as a fi lm, directed by Alan Schneider in close...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of a fantasy life did not allow Rahel to escape her Jewishness, because, as Arendt notes, she will “always be thrown back upon the world again.” Denial or avoidance, whether self-delusion or erasure of outward signs, never allows an individual to escape his or her thrownness; hence part of Arendt’s...