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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Jessica Dubow; Richard Steadman-Jones W. G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz tells a story of inexplicable origins. In the figure of this child of the Kindertransport , Sebald addresses the traumas of the exilic subject and the impossibility of responding to an irredeemable history. But Austerlitz is also...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Trümmerfilm criticism anticipates W. G. Sebald’s “Air War and Literature,” particularly his objection that German authors aestheticized the aftermath of aerial attacks instead of carefully regis- tering “the true state of material and moral ruin in which the country found itself.”24 The remnants of...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 135–160.
Published: 01 August 2006
... of the Holocaust must be in German self-identifi cation. I return to Sebald to suggest that the discussion of air war he broached likewise unsettles the Habermasian conviction that German constitutionality has to be anchored in a potent foundational memory. In the fi nal sections, I oppose the...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... powerfully created by W. G. Sebald in both his fiction and nonfiction work. Sebald’s fiction is indeed known for descriptions of human interactions that remain eerie, uncomfortable, and never fully transparent. It is also known for the enigmatic black-and-white photographs that he places in the text without...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 1–8.
Published: 01 November 2014
... others. Unresponsiveness to Jewish suffering was a prelude to the era that W. G. Sebald calls a period of self-regard in which Germans were enjoined to look forward and not back.20 The historian Tony Judt describes how German public figures in the 1940s and 1950s avoided references to the Final...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 155–180.
Published: 01 February 2011
... qualitative and quantitative unprecedentedness, has become a pervasive qualifier of the postwar ruin.22 This has meant that provincial safe harbors (i.e., Heimat in its most traditional definition), as W. G. Sebald reminds his readers at the opening of his influential On the Natural History of...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 49–72.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... Sebald’s “Luftkrieg und Literatur” (“Air War and Literature Pynchon asked his audience of primar- ily British and American readers to think seriously about the triumphalist ver- sion of the Allied bombing campaign and confront some of the messier ques- tions about whether novelists can or should...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
.... 11. Eric L. Santner, On Creaturely Life: Rilke, Benjamin, Sebald (Chicago: University of Chi- cago Press, 2006), 13–14. 12. Scott Horton, “The Weimar President,” Harper’s Magazine, August 23, 2007, www.harpers .org/archive/2007/08/hbc-90000996. 13. For an extreme example see the...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 231–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the Topography of Memory in Alexander Kluge Bernhard Malkmus W. G. Sebald referred to Alexander Kluge as one of the most important com- mentators on postwar German history. He felt particularly compelled by Kluge’s literary rendition of history as...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 209–227.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ways what W. G. Sebald has called “the real state of material and moral ruin in which the country found itself.”2 As denazification was cut short in the West and official antifascism became state ideology in the East, both Germanys assumed their position as front states in the Cold War. Eco...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
... recent work.5 This interest can be seen across the board—from Elfriede Jelinek or W. G. Sebald to Christa Wolf, Walter Kempowski, or Judith Hermann—and boasts especially a repertoire of phantoms, specters, vampires, and undead that is enormously suggestive. A recent study spoke of a “boom in...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 1–7.
Published: 01 August 2010
... fear of nuclear war in the future is played out in Pynchon’s cities of the past. In dialogue with W. G. Sebald’s lecture “Air War and Literature” (1997) as well as Jörg Friedrich’s Brand (Fire, 2002), Bulson suggests that there has been, among some critics, a tendency to downplay, perhaps...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 135–153.
Published: 01 February 2011
... many to have disappeared only recently. One must cite several reasons for the reemergence of German suffering as a topic of public discourse. First, in a series of lectures given in Zürich in 1997, W. G. Sebald posited that Germans had repressed traumatic memories of their own 2. See...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 27–48.
Published: 01 February 2012
... introduction to the “Dossier on Heimat” and the reviews by Karsten Witte, J. Hoberman, Thomas Elsaesser, Gertrud Koch, Friedrich P. Kahlenberg, Klaus Kreimeier, and Heide Schlüpmann (7–24). 36. Cf. W. G. Sebald, “Damals vor Graz—Randbemerkungen zum Thema Literatur und Hei- mat,” in Heimat im Wort: Die...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
... disseminated not only in books but as posters, postcards, and other mass-market forms. In a brief discussion of a “before-and-after” postcard of Frankfurt am Main, W. G. Sebald notes that such images are symp- tomatic of an amnesiac celebration of postwar reconstruction.8 But this tells only part of the...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Aesthetics of Atmosphere.” In Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches , edited by Goodbody Axel Rigby Kate , 139 – 52 . Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press . Santner Eric . 2006 . On Creaturely Life: Rilke, Benjamin, Sebald . Chicago : University of Chicago Press...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Enzensberger’s post-Wall claim that the real conditions of the immediate postwar period are now virtually “unimaginable” or W. G. Sebald’s similar argument that “the true condition . . . in which the entire country found itself” in the wake of World War II was too painful to contemplate in any...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 25–56.
Published: 01 February 2020
... the image caption Kluge and Negt underline Freud’s term labor : “All dotted lines, arrows and numbers are in the original red; likewise the word ‘labor.’ Below is the sentence: ‘Labor consists of such individual pieces that run deeper and deeper’” ( History and Obstinacy , 8). 34. Sebald...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 107–124.
Published: 01 August 2010
... 1950s—perhaps symptomatic for a music that eliminated any historical and personal narrative and suspended the subject from working through its own trauma, guilt, and responsibility. That the traumatic experience of the German population left almost no traces in postwar literature—as W. G. Sebald...