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The Resource Violent modernists : the aesthetics of destruction in twentieth-century German literature, Kai Evers

Violent modernists : the aesthetics of destruction in twentieth-century German literature, Kai Evers

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Violent modernists : the aesthetics of destruction in twentieth-century German literature
Title
Violent modernists
Title remainder
the aesthetics of destruction in twentieth-century German literature
Statement of responsibility
Kai Evers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Accounts of rape, murder, mutilation, and torture run like a bloodred thread through modernist literature in the German language. Previous accounts of German literary modernism have linked its fascination with violent destruction either to the militant avant-garde on the left or to fascist modernism on the right. Critics have noted that high modernists depicted violence through its impact on their own victimized protagonists. But by minimizing and ignoring the often disturbing attraction to aggression in the works of Franz Kafka and others, these prevalent readings have filtered out much of the provocative and productive potential of German modernism. Kai Evers{u2019}s Violent Modernists: The Aesthetics of Destruction in Twentieth-Century German Literature develops a new understanding of German modernism that moves beyond the oversimplified dichotomy of an avant-garde prone to aggression on the one hand and a modernism opposed to violence on the other. Analyzing works by Robert Musil, Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, and others, Evers argues that these authors are among the most innovative thinkers on violence and its impact on contemporary concepts of the self, history, and society
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evers, Kai
Dewey number
833/.9109
Index
index present
LC call number
PT772
LC item number
.E93 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German fiction
  • Violence in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Musil, Robert
  • Musil, Robert
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Canetti, Elias
  • Benjamin, Walter
  • Gewalt
  • Krieg
  • Literatur
  • Deutsch
Label
Violent modernists : the aesthetics of destruction in twentieth-century German literature, Kai Evers
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
Modernity, modernism, and violence -- Causing violence: Robert Musil's The confusions of young Torless and the path to an antireductionist theory of violence -- War, violence, and the malleable self: Robert Musil's postwar critique of violence in The man without qualities -- Kafka's poetics of the knife: on violence, truth, and ambivalence in In the penal colony -- Chemical warfare and destructive satires: Canetti and Benjamin's search for the murderous substance of satire
Control code
829099142
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 265 pages
Isbn
9780810129306
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Violent modernists : the aesthetics of destruction in twentieth-century German literature, Kai Evers
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
Modernity, modernism, and violence -- Causing violence: Robert Musil's The confusions of young Torless and the path to an antireductionist theory of violence -- War, violence, and the malleable self: Robert Musil's postwar critique of violence in The man without qualities -- Kafka's poetics of the knife: on violence, truth, and ambivalence in In the penal colony -- Chemical warfare and destructive satires: Canetti and Benjamin's search for the murderous substance of satire
Control code
829099142
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 265 pages
Isbn
9780810129306
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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