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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 97–113.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Stuart Taberner Many of Martin Walser's early works describe the triumph of conformity over subjectivity. From the early 1990s, however, Walser's characters begin to develop a stubborn insistence on self-expression, and this externalizes their author's “late style.” In a series of extraordinarily...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 107–132.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Barbara N. Nagel The attention that the Swiss modernist writer Robert Walser pays to domestic violence can be regarded as exceptional. So why does child abuse still remain a blind spot in the scholarship on Walser? This article discerns techniques that Walser uses to render family violence...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 31–48.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that interrogate modernity and its prioritization of mobility and speed: first, the moral interpretation of lateness as a stigma (Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Mann); second, the psychic view of lateness as a condition of perception (Georg Simmel, Franz Kafka, Robert Walser); and third, the psychoanalytic...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 45–94.
Published: 01 August 2007
... the Holocaust discourse.9 Indeed, had not the writer Martin Walser caused a stir in 1998 by claiming that Holocaust memory was wielded like a “moral cudgel” to bully Germans into accepting a politically correct version of their past?10 He was just one of many who opposed the decision to construct...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 135–160.
Published: 01 August 2006
..., rational manner, but with the implicit idea that one must preserve this past and keep it alive by attributing to it a role—without ever specifying which role it should be given.”11 It is a “moral cudgel,” as Martin Walser has provocatively argued about the all-purpose iteration of the lessons...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 1–8.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., Vienna, as the hangman’s house, despite the decades that have passed.2 Many Germans, whether they are students or members of older generations, avoid confronting past atrocities directly. Where Jewish persecution is concerned, many openly or tacitly maintain Martin Walser’s position...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 99–139.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of making connections among things. In an essay on Robert Walser, he forcefully expounds the significance of such interconnections, not simply as a world view, but as a kind of manifesto on prose form: I have slowly learned to grasp how everything is connected across space and time, the life...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 139–169.
Published: 01 August 2008
... rejection of reading Ger- many through the narrative of Nazism. There are advocates of reinterpreting cultural memory, Ernst Nolte, Martin Walser, Ulrich Greiner, Frank Schirrmacher, to name but a few, who have insisted on an obligation for contemporary Germany to move cultural, social...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 71–80.
Published: 01 November 2023
... history and culture from new angles or “vanishing points,” as Helmut Walser Smith put it, challenging the traditional boundaries of German studies. 2 Still, almost two decades later, Geyer’s question is as pertinent as ever. I would like to respond to it in the affirmative: yes, German history...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., it has nevertheless become a catchword of sorts in another arena. “The older authors become, the more a single idea takes hold of them” the thirty-eight-year-old Martin Walser noted in an essay of 1965 (see Taberner’s contribution in this issue). One might be forgiven for thinking that that idea...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 217–224.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... There are throughlines between numbers 1 and 146, for sure: a strong demonstration of the capacities of literary criticism is evident, as in Barbara N. Nagel’s uncompromising essay on child abuse in the oeuvre of the Austrian modernist Robert Walser. Absent in the 2022 issue are critiques organized around labor...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 17–44.
Published: 01 November 2007
...” (“Feeling for History a term that we owe to Martin Walser. In a speech on the anniversary of the end of World War II, and by invitation of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Walser had defi ned his “feeling for history, regarding Germany,” as “the store of all experiences I have made with Germany.” He...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201–227.
Published: 01 August 2017
... : University of California Press . Schorske Carl E. 1980 . Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture . New York : Knopf . Shigihara Susanne , ed. 1990 . “Die Konfusion in der Musik”: Felix Draesekes Kampfschrift von 1906 und ihre Folgen . Bonn : Schröder . Smith Helmut Walser...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 5–20.
Published: 01 November 2017
... significant way. Martin Walser, the novelist, considered the editors’ chal- lenge simply ridiculous. The Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert, who had been Unseld’s guest during the Frankfurt Book Fair, pitied the editors as frustrated intellectuals who envied their boss for his young girlfriend and the fast car...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 205–215.
Published: 01 November 2023
... a new self-perception gradually emerged. For Martin Walser or Egon Bahr, an adviser of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, the Holocaust should be commemorated without “blocking the road to normality.” 10 A retrospective gaze, more than three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, easily shows...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 155–180.
Published: 01 February 2011
... as synonymous with “backwardness” (in Martin Walser’s famous formulation) and recognize its “inexact, interchangeable, and often paradoxical” meanings (Andreas Badenoch), the link between Heimat and folkloric provincialism persists in the vernacular. See Walser, Heimatkunde: Aufsätze und Reden (Frankfurt...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 79–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
... . “ Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben .” Jahrbuch der Gehe-Stiftung 9 : 185 – 206 . Smith Helmut Walser . 1995 . German Nationalism and Religious Conflict: Culture, Ideology, Politics, 1870–1914 . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Somaini Antonio . 2016 . “ Walter...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 137–170.
Published: 01 November 2013
... short at precisely the right moment, others that might have been remem- bered quite differently had not a pesky few decades of festering obsolescence intervened between a life’s high point and its end. How differently would, for instance, Günther Grass’s or Martin Walser’s presence loom...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Ronald Ross and Rudolf Morsey, have thought about the Center Party and Catholicism’s relationship to democratic politics more broadly. Rebecca Ayako Bennette, David Blackbourn, and Helmut Walser Smith have written about Catholic formulations of German national belonging.4 This avalanche...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 65–80.
Published: 01 August 2015
... for discussing Schoenberg’s own biographical late style, and I argue instead for the greater relevance of some of Adorno’s subsequent writings. 1. Stuart Taberner, Aging and Old-Age Style in Günter Grass, Ruth Klüger, Christa Wolf, and Martin Walser: The Mannerism of a Late Period (Rochester, NY...