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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Isabel Capeloa Gil Literary communication faces challenges when addressing torture, an unmediated and untranslatable event that antagonizes representation. Given the radical difference between the act of reading torture and the experience thereof, the representation of the event is never mastered...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 137–165.
Published: 01 August 2013
...James A. Van Dyke This article examines the exiled German artist George Grosz's Interregnum , a print portfolio published in New York in 1936, in particular Grosz's depiction of the interrogation and torture of political prisoners such as Erich Mühsam in the concentration camps established after...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 205–216.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Roberto Simanowski Self-presentation on social network sites is often discussed either positively for its promotion of transparency and sharing or negatively for its encouragement of narcissism and self-branding. The present article takes into account the “torture of now-time,” that is, the horror...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... in Belgium, was captured in 1943, tortured, and—being Jewish—sent to Auschwitz, where he was forced to work in extremely harsh conditions. He miraculously survived, and his 1966 book of essays Jenseits von Schuld und Sühne ( Beyond Guilt and Atonement ) became a landmark document for thinking about...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 87–100.
Published: 01 November 2007
... by bashing the priest’s skull in with a poker. Despite the elliptical por- trayal that only hints at the brutality, the scene lodges fi rmly in the mind.6 The sadistic tormentors think up special tortures for the imprisoned clergy: a cross is erected, and a man with a crown of barbed wire cutting...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 171–189.
Published: 01 August 2008
... conservative political camp. The mythology that Schreber writes welcomes Jewishness because it signifi es per- sonal difference, not ethnic difference. He is not a more tolerant person now than he was before his nervous illness. Michel de has Certeau studied the Memoirs in relation to torture.14...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 167–184.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... Under the sun of torture, which shines equally on all the continents of 13. Quoted in Hauschild, Heiner Müller, 500. 14. “Ich glaube an Konflikt. Sonst glaube ich an nichts.” Heiner Müller, interviewed by Sylvère Lotringer, in Gesammelte Irrtümer: Interviews und Gespräche (Frankfurt am...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to as “the superimposed ages of Auschwitz.”1 This method was aesthetically radicalized in Marguerite Duras’s 1979 filmAurélia Steiner.2 The fictional memories and reflections of Aurélia Steiner, a Jew who was born in a concentration camp, whose mother died there and whose father was tortured to death...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 73–118.
Published: 01 February 2006
... own absence” (Leben ist zur Ideologie seiner eigenen Absenz geworden) (MM, 190; 252). Meanwhile, the old Aristotelian value of art’s favoring the probable impossible over the improbable possible hums in sad resignation or in perverse, tortured form beneath Adorno’s hint—certainly anticipating...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 27–49.
Published: 01 February 2008
... against Nero, the conspirators are protected by the silence of a lowborn woman named Epicharis. Circumspect and savvy, she sought to enlist her lover, Proculus, but withheld the names of the con- spirators. When she was tortured at Nero’s command, she maintained her silence to the point of death...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
... believes in the possibility of finding access to “truth” through experienced pain: “to torture oneself . . . to force oneself to honesty.” 53 In a similar vein, Abramović discusses pain “as [a] mental leap to enter different dimensions of existence.” 54 Thereby a state of total presence should...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 99–139.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of Auschwitz, who was interned and tortured in Breendonk and later, like Paul Celan, scrambled the letters of his patronym, Mayer, into a logogriph that connotes the French amer , or “bitter.” 28 Interruption, obliqueness, and distancing of a mind “thinking freely in extremis ,” as Sebald puts...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
... architecture and siege craft, the narrator travels to Breen- donk, a chain of fortresses to the southwest of Antwerp, which was built in 1906 and used as a German prison and transit camp between 1940 and 1944. Here he recalls Jean Améry’s account of his arrest and torture at the hands of the Belgian...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 145–164.
Published: 01 February 2008
...” (RM, 28). Brainwashing, in other words, was both the sign and the engine of an epistemological crisis. Or as Charles Mayo, of the Mayo Clinic, testifi ed to the United Nations in 1953, new forms of torture could make a man the “seemingly willing accomplice to the complete disintegration of his...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... that cannot be redemp- tively reconstructed as a form of life; after Auschwitz, all attempts to grant history any kind of narrative sense amount to an “outrage” of anachronistic self-indulgence (ND, 365). Adorno concedes that we have the same “right” to poetry that a tortured man has to screaming...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2014
... more intimate images of a “ritual Jewish bath” (amikveh ), yet another filmed compulsory performance. The cameraman confirms details of the torturous conditions under which these images were made, and the wording in Chaim Kaplan’s diary conveys the brutality: This week they have invented...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 155–164.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of weeks prior to the suicide a close friend of Borowski who had been arrested and beaten by the Gestapo was now being tortured by the Polish Security. Borowski tried to intercede on his friend’s behalf but was told that the people’s justice is never mistaken. The third thread is that Borowski had...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 141–163.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., from sparrows and underpants to mixed families and political parties. The examples are not exclusively German: his manual also concerns itself with European educational reforms (the “Bologna sauce”) that have turned seminar rooms into huge bedrooms ( DfA , 53), with torture in American prisons (“Do...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 75–86.
Published: 01 November 2007
... she married after the war, was given an apartment there because he had been in the militia. For fi fteen minutes she narrates the story of her torture and the pain that she still suffers today, and Karmakar listens attentively. Never before, she explains, has anyone asked what happened to her...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 65–76.
Published: 01 August 2006
... for this arose as a way to oppose, even negate, the power of the fi nal lines of the text, which read as follows: This is Electra speaking. In the heart of darkness. Under the sun of torture. To the capitals of the world. In the name of the victims. I eject all the sperm 18. Heiner Müller...