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The Resource Miniature metropolis : literature in an age of photography and film, Andreas Huyssen

Miniature metropolis : literature in an age of photography and film, Andreas Huyssen

Label
Miniature metropolis : literature in an age of photography and film
Title
Miniature metropolis
Title remainder
literature in an age of photography and film
Statement of responsibility
Andreas Huyssen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Europe{u2019}s modernizing metropolises offered a sensory experience unlike anything that had come before. Cities became laboratories bubbling with aesthetic experimentation in old and new media, and from this milieu emerged metropolitan miniatures{u2014}short prose pieces about the experiences of urban life written for European newspapers. Miniature Metropolis explores the history and theory of this significant but misrecognized achievement of literary modernism. Andreas Huyssen shows how writers from Baudelaire and Kafka to Benjamin, Musil, and Adorno created the miniature to record their reflections of Paris, Brussels, Prague, Vienna, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Contesting photography and film as competing media, the metropolitan miniature sought to capture the visceral feeling of acceleration and compression that defined urban existence. But the form did not merely imitate visual media{u2014}it absorbed them, condensing objective and subjective perceptions into the very structure of language and text and asserting the aesthetic specificity of literary language without resort to visual illustration. Huyssen argues that the miniature subverted the expectations of transparency, easy understanding, and entertainment that mass circulation newspapers depended upon. His fine-grained readings open broad vistas into German critical theory and the history of visual arts, revealing the metropolitan miniature to be one of the few genuinely innovative modes of spatialized writing created by modernism. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huyssen, Andreas
Dewey number
809/.93358209732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.C55
LC item number
H79 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • European prose literature
  • Feuilletons
  • Literature and photography
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • European prose literature
  • Feuilletons
  • Literature and photography
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • European prose literature
  • Feuilletons
  • Literature and photography
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Europe
Label
Miniature metropolis : literature in an age of photography and film, Andreas Huyssen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Urban spleen and the terror of Paris in Baudelaire and Rilke -- Kafka's Betrachtung in the force-field of photography and film -- Benn in occupied Brussels: the Rönne novellas -- Photography and emblem in Kracauer and Benjamin's street texts -- Double exposure Berlin: photomontage and narrative -- Benjamin and Aragon: Le paysan de Berlin -- War and metropolis in Jünger -- Musil's posthumous modernism -- Coda: diving into the wreck: Adorno's Minima moralia
Control code
894777674
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780674416727
Lccn
2014035332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894777674
Label
Miniature metropolis : literature in an age of photography and film, Andreas Huyssen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Urban spleen and the terror of Paris in Baudelaire and Rilke -- Kafka's Betrachtung in the force-field of photography and film -- Benn in occupied Brussels: the Rönne novellas -- Photography and emblem in Kracauer and Benjamin's street texts -- Double exposure Berlin: photomontage and narrative -- Benjamin and Aragon: Le paysan de Berlin -- War and metropolis in Jünger -- Musil's posthumous modernism -- Coda: diving into the wreck: Adorno's Minima moralia
Control code
894777674
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780674416727
Lccn
2014035332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894777674

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