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The Resource Lethe : the art and critique of forgetting, Harald Weinrich ; translated from the German by Steven Rendall

Lethe : the art and critique of forgetting, Harald Weinrich ; translated from the German by Steven Rendall

Label
Lethe : the art and critique of forgetting
Title
Lethe
Title remainder
the art and critique of forgetting
Statement of responsibility
Harald Weinrich ; translated from the German by Steven Rendall
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "Lethe is an exploration of the art of forgetting - as the counterpart of the rhetorical art of memory - in Western culture from the Greeks to the present. It offers analyses of works by, among others, Augustine, Bellow, Borges, Casanova, Celan, Cervantes, Dante, Descartes, Freud, Goethe, Homer, Kant, Kleist, Levi, Locke, Mallarme, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Ovid, Pirandello, Plato, Proust, Rabelais, Rousseau, Sartre, and Wiesel. What emerges is a general view of forgetting that combines a recognition of its necessity and inevitability with a critique of forgetting (particularly in the case of the Holocaust) and the need to combat it
  • Harald Weinrich's epilogue considers forgetting in the present age of information overflow, particularly in the area of the natural sciences."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinrich, Harald
Dewey number
128/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BD181.7
LC item number
.W4513 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Memory in literature
Label
Lethe : the art and critique of forgetting, Harald Weinrich ; translated from the German by Steven Rendall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"German edition, Lethe: Kunst und Kritik des Vergessens, c1997 by C.H. Beck, Munich"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V.
  • On the Risks of Remembering and Forgetting
  • VI.
  • New Power from the Art of Forgetting
  • VII.
  • On the Poetry of Forgetting
  • VIII.
  • The Right to Forget, Peace through Forgetting?
  • IX.
  • Auschwitz and No Forgetting
  • I.
  • X.
  • Stored, in Other Words, Forgotten
  • The Language of Forgetting
  • II.
  • Mortal and Immortal Forgetting
  • III.
  • The Wit of Forgetful Reason
  • IV.
  • Enlightened Forgetting
Control code
53131150
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780801441936
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003020138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Lethe : the art and critique of forgetting, Harald Weinrich ; translated from the German by Steven Rendall
Publication
Note
"German edition, Lethe: Kunst und Kritik des Vergessens, c1997 by C.H. Beck, Munich"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V.
  • On the Risks of Remembering and Forgetting
  • VI.
  • New Power from the Art of Forgetting
  • VII.
  • On the Poetry of Forgetting
  • VIII.
  • The Right to Forget, Peace through Forgetting?
  • IX.
  • Auschwitz and No Forgetting
  • I.
  • X.
  • Stored, in Other Words, Forgotten
  • The Language of Forgetting
  • II.
  • Mortal and Immortal Forgetting
  • III.
  • The Wit of Forgetful Reason
  • IV.
  • Enlightened Forgetting
Control code
53131150
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780801441936
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003020138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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