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Precarious Times – Temporality and History in Modern German Culture - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Precarious Times: Temporality and History in Modern German Culture

Anne Fuchs


This book explores how works of German literature, film, and photography reflect on the profound temporal anxieties precipitated by contemporary experiences of atomization, displacement, and fragmentation that bring about a loss of history and of time itself and that is peculiar to our current moment. The digital age places premiums on just-in-time deliveries, continual innovation, instantaneous connectivity, and around-the-clock availability. While some celebrate this 24/7 culture, others see it as profoundly destructive to the natural rhythm of day and night—and to human happiness. Have we e ... More

Keywords: German literature, German film, German photography, atomization, displacement, fragmentation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501735103
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501735103.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Fuchs, author
University College Dublin

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