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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 79–93.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Armin Schäfer In twentieth-century German literature, Alfred Döblin's novel The Three Leaps of Wang Lun is an outstanding example not only of the invention of a charismatic leader but also of an attempt to analyze those aspects of charisma that Max Weber did not want to touch on. Döblin saw...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 137–153.
Published: 01 August 2015
... by, and mirrored in, developments in German literature, specifically in the family novel. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 postmodern post-Holocaust Marcel Beyer Doron Rabinovici belatedness Beyond Lateness? “Postmemory” and the Late(st) German-Language Family Novel...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 51–60.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Özkan Ezli From the 1980s to the early 2010s, intercultural novels were often characterized by a liberal impulse to question prejudices and free characters from victim positions as well as cultural and identity-political constraints. This process has been analyzed and sometimes celebrated...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 49–70.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Rüdiger Campe Georg Lukács’s argument of form and formation is traced from The Theory of the Novel to History and Class Consciousness , especially “Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat.” The concept of form in The Theory of the Novel is compared to the contemporary philosophy...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 93–112.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Kaisa Kaakinen This article analyzes how paratactic and multisensory narrative strategies in Peter Weiss’s novel Die Ästhetik des Widerstands (1975–81) contribute to the novel’s project of an aesthetics of resistance for future reference. The narrative mode of the novel emphasizes situated...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 139–169.
Published: 01 August 2008
... a significant shift in representations of post-reunification Berlin that affects how the city is seen and experienced. There is a visible tension in novels set in and partly based on Berlin's urban fabric between a perceived moral obligation to the past and a desire for contextualization in the literary...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Marit Grøtta Abstract The Nature theater of Oklahama in Der Verschollene is one of Kafka’s most enigmatic inventions, widely known through Walter Benjamin’s and Giorgio Agamben’s reading of it as a theater of gestures. This article explores the intertextual archive of Kafka’s novel, bringing...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
... that the novel’s supposedly outdated politics ultimately rendered it obsolete. Others approached the novel as a writing experiment articulating politics and aesthetics in tense but productive ways. Proceeding and departing from these established views of Weiss’s text, the editors then propose a reading...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 65–91.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Stefan Jonsson Starting out from the interpretation of Picasso’s Guernica in Peter Weiss’s The Aesthetics of Resistance , this essay discusses how, why, and for what purposes Weiss inserted extensive discussions of classical and contemporary artworks in his novel. More specifically...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Goncourt. The author, an American, wrote the book in French. Many critics praised the novel, comparing it to War and Peace and other masterpieces, while others were quite hostile. In this essay I argue that Les bienveillantes accomplishes a rare, indeed a totally original, feat: representing a Nazi...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 21–34.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Klaus Theweleit This article addresses criticisms of Jonathan Littell's 2006 novel about the Holocaust, Les bienveillantes . Littell's German critics largely panned the book for its lack of literary merit or as a failed contribution to historical scholarship on the genocide of European Jewry...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 113–137.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Alison Lewis; Andrew W. Hurley Using Karen Duve's 2002 “postpop” novel as its basis, this article examines the gendering of consumption of popular music in the Federal Republic of Germany between the 1960s and the 1990s. The novel suggests that the amassing of popular music cultural capital...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Barbara Siller Abstract This article discusses contaminated soulscapes and landscapes in southern Carinthia in Austria as narrated in Maja Haderlap’s novel Engel des Vergessens ( Angel of Oblivion , 2011). Since a large part of the Slovenian population in southern Carinthia joined the partisans...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of comparison for his later and better-known works, especially in Soul and Form (1911), The Theory of the Novel (1916), and History and Class Consciousness (1923). This framework can reconnect Lukács’s early theory of literary genres to contemporary debates on form in literature, epistemology, and political...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 25–35.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Kristin Dickinson This article reads the final moment of Fatma Aydemir’s 2022 novel, Dschinns , as an instance of heterolingual address, which provides an alternative to the progressive logic of assimilation in both Germany and Turkey and the cyclicality of transgenerational trauma. Opening out...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 21–41.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of the novel’s reception assumes, Weiss plays subversively with mask narration. The narrator’s selective reading of Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa guides readers to a complex assessment of the costs and deformations necessitated by the narrator’s promise to remain part of the antifascist resistance...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Alex Potts This article explores an often overlooked, broadly realist aspect of Weiss’s engagement with visual art in The Aesthetics of Resistance . Analysis of the role played in the novel by painted depiction usually focuses on dramatic stagings of figures engaged in violent struggle. The focus...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 49–72.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Bulson Gravity's Rainbow is known for, among other things, its authentic historical representation of London during the V-2 Blitz. Strangely enough, critics have continued to ignore that other city, Berlin, which occupies almost as much space in the novel and presents readers with a harrowing...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 95–106.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the descriptive mode of the generally underestimated travelogue over the novel's narrative mode. This choice generates a particular “design of the concrete,” whereby highly personal impressions and isolated facts and things emerge as interesting in themselves. Koeppen attempts to banish the “dangerous chimera...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 127–151.
Published: 01 August 2016
... analyzes Jenny Erpenbeck's novel Heimsuchung ( Visitation , 2008) through Gernot Böhme's ecological nature aesthetics and the material ecocriticism of Jane Bennett and of Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann. Their respective “new humanist” and “posthumanist” theoretical frameworks offer insights...