Forms of Disruption Abstraction in Modern German Prose

By: Donahue, Neil H.

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Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. 257pages. Revises and expands current understanding of German literary modernism including experimental prose authors whose status in German modernism did not survive the disruption of Nazi persecution and World War 2. Contents include: Wilhelm Worringer, Abstraction as Style; The Solution to Silence, The emergence of abstraction in Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Chandos Letter" (1902); Ethics in Action, the Failure of Speculation in Robert Musil's 'The Confusion of Young Torless' (1906); Fear and Fascination in the Big City, Rainer Maria Rilke's Use of Georg Simmel in 'The Notebooks of Malte Laurid Brigge' (1910); Analytics and Construction, The Aesthetics of Carl Einstein; Expressionist Prose, Experiments in a New Spirit; Ecstatic Montage, Paratactic Visions in Gottfried Benn's Novella Cycle 'Brains' (1916); Erudite Montag, the Domesticating of Abstraction in Thomas Mann's 'Doctor Faustus' (1947)

Title: Forms of Disruption Abstraction in Modern German Prose

Author Name: Donahue, Neil H.

Categories: Books on Books,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 1993

ISBN Number: 0472104098

ISBN Number 13: 9780472104093

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: ID7145

Keywords: 20th Century liter. german literature Literary Criticism Modern Literature Musil Thomas Mann Worringer,