New PDF release: Decadence in literature and intellectual debate since 1945

By D. Landgraf

ISBN-10: 1137431016

ISBN-13: 9781137431011

"In the sector of literary and cultural reviews, the knowledge of decadence is mostly restricted to aesthetic phenomena from Baudelaire to the ecu fin-de-siècle. the current interdisciplinary anthology with contributions through Canadian, German, Italian, and Spanish students goals to bridge the distance among decadence because it is characteristically understood in literary and cultural stories and its relevance to current Read more...

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Bridging the distance among decadence because it is routinely understood in literary and cultural reviews and its relevance to present phenomena, this interdisciplinary assortment examines literary texts Read more...

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Cf. Günther Lachmann. html [February 1, 2014]. 20. With regard to the decadence of the United States and soulless capitalism, cf. Mario Bosincu’s contribution to this book. 21. According to the speech delivered by Member of Bundestag Gregor Gysi (the Left Party, former Socialist Unity Party in the GDR) on November 18, 2013, the annulment of the Occupation Statute in 1955 was practically cancelled by secret treaties; the FRG, thus, would have to be considered as a satellite state with no real autonomy.

Also Betül Dilmac’s and Blanca Navarro Pardiñas’s contributions to the present book. 31. Millet’s case recalls the reactions to the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen’s comments on the attack on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. In both cases, the comparison of the terroristic deeds with art were considered to be morally unacceptable by the broader public, in spite of the artists’ explicit condemnation of the terrorists’ acts. Concerning art and morality, cf. Klinkert. 32. ” Through loans bound to conditions and obligations, the United States started to exert influence on Western and Central Europe’s economic policy, creating transnational structures and reducing national autonomy.

Reihe Film 2. Munich/Vienna: Hanser Verlag, 1982, 95–118. Kaes, Anton. From Hitler to Heimat. The Return of History as Film. Cambridge/ London: Harvard University Press, 1992. Klein, Wolfgang. ” Karlheinz Barck et al. ): Ästhetische Grundbegriffe, Band 2, 1990, 1–41. 24 Diemo Landgraf Klinkert, Thomas. ): Pensées—Pensieri—Pensamientos: Dargestellte Gedankenwelten in den Literaturen der Romania. Festschrift für Werner Helmich. Münster: Lit-Verlag, 2006, 329–362. Livi, François. -K. Huysmans. À rebours et l’esprit décadent.

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