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Benjamin's LibraryModernity, Nation, and the Baroque

Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque

Jane O. Newman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476594
eISBN:
9780801460883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476594.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a reading of Walter Benjamin's notoriously opaque work, Origin of the German Tragic Drama that systematically attends to its place in discussions of the Baroque in Benjamin's day. ... More

The Fleeting Promise of ArtAdorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book reexamines Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory along with his other writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today's cultural debates. Is Adorno's ... More

Formative FictionsNationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the "Bildungsroman"

Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the "Bildungsroman"

Tobias Boes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451775
eISBN:
9780801465659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Bildungsroman, or “novel of formation,” has long led a paradoxical life within literary studies, having been construed both as a peculiarly German genre, a marker of that country's cultural ... More

Inconceivable EffectsEthics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film

Inconceivable Effects: Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film

Martin Blumenthal-Barby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478123
eISBN:
9780801467394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise. Via critical analysis of writers and filmmakers whose projects have changed our ... More

Lyric OrientationsHölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores the power of lyric poetry to stir the social and emotional lives of human beings in the face of the ineffable nature of our mortality. It focuses on two German-speaking masters of ... More

Necessary LuxuriesBooks, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Matt Erlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century brought new and exotic commodities to Europe from abroad—coffee, tea, spices, and new textiles to name a few. Yet one of the most widely distributed ... More

Novel TranslationsThe European Novel and the German Book, 1680-1730

Novel Translations: The European Novel and the German Book, 1680-1730

Bethany Wiggin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476808
eISBN:
9780801460074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476808.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Many early novels were cosmopolitan books, read from London to Leipzig and beyond, available in nearly simultaneous translations in French, English, German, and other European languages. This book ... More

Reframing DecadenceC. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Peter Jeffreys

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

During his sojourn in England during the 1870s, a young C. P. Cavafy found himself enthralled by the aesthetic movement of cosmopolitan London. It was during these years that he encountered the ... More

Tolstoy On WarNarrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Rick McPeak and Donna Tussing Orwin (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1812, Napoleon launched his fateful invasion of Russia. Five decades later, Leo Tolstoy published War and Peace, a fictional representation of the era that is one of the most celebrated novels in ... More

The Topography of ModernityKarl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy

The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy

Elliott Schreiber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451782
eISBN:
9780801466014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Karl Philipp Moritz (d. 1793) was one of the most innovative writers of the late Enlightenment in Germany. A novelist, travel writer, editor, and teacher he is probably best known today for his ... More

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