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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 215–229.
Published: 01 November 2022
... intellectuals. Although Weiss and Enzensberger do not address the relationship between politics and aesthetics directly, the introduction asks us to rethink postwar modernisms. Keeping in mind the connection between anticolonial politics and surrealism in the writings of Fanon and Aimé Césaire, the introduction...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 83–102.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., including Ernst Bloch, Erich Unger, Hugo Ball, and Gershom Scholem. This article describes the place of anarchism in Benjamin’s work, particularly in the fragment “World and Time” (1919) and in the essay on surrealism (1929), as a rhetorical double inversion, in which two reversals reconceptualize anarchist...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... interpretation is situated in the context of Benjamin’s reception of surrealism around 1929, focusing on his discussion of “bodily collective innervation” at the end of “The Last Snapshot of the European Intelligentsia” and of “motoric innervation” in his “Notes on a Theory of Play” from the same year. 7...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 49–78.
Published: 01 February 2018
... . Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press . Benjamin Walter . 1999 . “ Surrealism .” In Selected Writings , vol. 2 . 1 , translated by Eiland Howard Jennings Michael , 207 – 21 . Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press . Benjamin Walter...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Sabbatianism gnosticism secularization References Benjamin Walter . 1968 . “ Theses on the Philosophy of History .” In Illuminations , edited by Arendt Hannah , translated by Zohn Harry , 253 – 64 . New York : Schocken . Benjamin Walter . 1986 . “ Surrealism: The Last...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
...” we find that the very negativity of the dialectic is preserved as a utopian vision—something that retains its value despite or perhaps because of 2. Adorno and Lenk, Briefwechsel, 18–19. The correspondence, together with new translations of central texts on surrealism by Adorno and Walter...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 25–40.
Published: 01 August 2017
... to achieve the revolutionary goals of Marxism. Roland März writes: Brecht hit the critical point of surrealist distanciation when he wrote, “In painting, surrealism seeks to mystify the object. It tears it from its context, its convention—its objects do not return again from...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... text, which relates it back to Benjamin’s early linguistic philosophy, can be found in Winfried Menning- haus, Walter Benjamins Theorie der Sprachmagie (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1980), 179–81. 22. If indeed the surrealism essay of 1929, in which Benjamin develops his notion of “profane...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2009
... (Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray). Dada, of course, has often been interpreted as a not quite successful movement whose main claim to fame was that it led to surrealism. The National Gallery show instead focused on the achievements of Dada itself in various European and American cities and on its building...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... European fascination with a metaphoric of civilized surface and primal depth that pervades European philosophy, literature, and art from Schopenhauer to surrealism (Der Sound der Väter, 135–41), but he does not thematize how colonialism (as fantasy or actual European expansion) interacts and overlaps...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 53–88.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Höch (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993), 6, 32. 21. Rosalind Krauss, “The Photographic Conditions of Surrealism,” in Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Myths (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1986), 107. 22. Peter Bürger, Theory of the Avant-Garde...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
... that Benjamin sought to overcome “subjective individuality through intoxication,” as his work on surrealism in particular suggests. His goal, Pensky indicates, is to return to “Erfahrung, to the wholeness of experience” lost in modernity and within capitalism.30 The result of this return...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 111–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... At the same time, the judge’s performative recita- tion of written bureaucratic boilerplate gestures toward the universal behind the particular: with his own mouth hidden, the judge becomes a mere mouth- piece for the legal system. A subsequent shot demonstrates the disembodied voice of Law to surreal...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of communist historiography.” 3 However, where recitations of left doxa give way to moments of danger, pain, and terror, Bohrer recognizes a fundamental tension structuring the novel: in such passages, an “extreme aestheticism” inspired by surrealism suspends the “enlightened certainty” of Weiss’s Marxism...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 59–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
... : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press . ———. 1999 . “Surrealism: The Last Snapshot of the European Intelligentsia.” In Selected Writings , vol. 2 , edited by Jennings Michael W. Eiland Howard Smith Gary , 207 – 21 . Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 209–233.
Published: 01 November 2006
... with Gemütlichkeit!” Behne exclaimed. “The human being begins where Gemütlichkeit ends.”38 A decade later, Walter Benjamin offered a gloss on this idea that illuminates its radical impulse. “To live in a glass house is a revolutionary virtue par excellence,” he wrote in an appraisal of French surrealism...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
... One image stands out in Ries’s collection of Berlin postwar photo- graphs because of what the artist considered its uncharacteristically surreal look. The nocturnal view of rubble with contours and corridors of light in fact derives from Staudte’s film set.45 Contemporary critics like...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 41–73.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of Popular Media.” Dada/Surrealism 19 , no. 2 , n.p . Behne Adolf . 1917 . “Kritik des Werkbundes.” Die Tat , August , 430 – 38 . ———. 1920 . “Kitschkunst oder Kunstkitsch.” Das Plakat 11 , no. 2 : 305 – 12 . Behrens Peter . 1917 . Über die Beziehungen der...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2022
... innovation, for tendencies such as expressionism, cubist, futurism, and surrealism ( A , 1:47, 48). Second, Soviet socialist realism, far from being dismissed out of hand, is given serious consideration. The conventional left progressive view of it as a retrenchment and retrogression following the brief...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 171–194.
Published: 01 February 2016
... points out, that concept suggests a type of reservoir that restricts new ways to think critically and experimentally 26. Surrealism can be seen as the style appropriate to this poetic strategy of the picaresque. There has been extensive scholarship on the surrealism in Tawada’s work. See, e.g...