Rhetoric and stylistics

Author: Ulla Fix,Andreas Gardt,Joachim Knape

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110178575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1421

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Rhetoric and stylistics deal with successful human communication and the arrangement of language in texts. The handbook offers surveys of theoretical approaches, forms of linguistic practice and practical contexts from antiquity to the present.

Essays on Literature and Music (1967-2004)

Author: Steven Paul Scher

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042017528

Category: History

Page: 524

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The present volume meets a frequently expressed demand as it is the first collection of all the relevant essays and articles which Steven Paul Scher has written on Literature and Music over a period of almost forty years in the field of Word and Music Studies. The range and depth of these studies have made him the 'mastermind' of Word and Music Studies who has defined the basic aims and objectives of the discipline. This volume is of interest to literary scholars and musicologists as well as comparatists and all those concerned about the rapidly expanding field of Intermedia Studies.

Music and Monumentality

Commemoration and Wonderment in Nineteenth Century Germany

Author: Alexander Rehding

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199888892

Category: Music

Page: 320

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This critical study locates musical monumentality, a central property of the nineteenth-century German repertoire, at the intersections of aesthetics and memory. In examples including Beethoven, Liszt, Wagner and Bruckner, Rehding explores how monumentality contributes to an experiential music history and how it conveys the sublime to the listening public.

Building Socialism

Architecture and Urbanism in East German Literature, 1955-1973

Author: Curtis Swope

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501328131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Building Socialism reveals how East German writers' engagement with the rapidly changing built environment from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s constitutes an untold story about the emergence of literary experimentation in the post-War period. It breaks new ground by exploring the centrality of architecture to a mid-century modernist literature in dialogue with multiple literary and left-wing theoretical traditions and in tune with international assessments of modernist architecture and urban planning. Design and construction were a central part of politics and everyday life in East Germany during this time as buildings old and new were asked to bear heavy ideological and social burdens. In their novels, stories, and plays, Heiner Müller, Christa Wolf, Günter Kunert, Volker Braun, Günter de Bruyn, and Brigitte Reimann responded to enormous new factory complexes, experimental new towns, the demolition of Berlin's tenements, and the propagation of a pared-down modernist aesthetic in interior design. Writers' representation of the design, construction, and use of architecture formed part of a turn to modernist literary devices, including montage, metaphor, and shifting narrative perspectives. East Germany's literary architecture also represents a sophisticated theoretical reflection on the intractable problems of East Germany's socialist modernity, including the alliance between state socialism and technological modernization, competing commitments to working-class self-organization and the power of specialist planners and designers, and the attempt to create an alternative to fascism.

On the Margins of Modernism

Decentering Literary Dynamics

Author: Chana Kronfeld

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520914131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Modernism valorizes the marginal, the exile, the "other"—yet we tend to use writing from the most commonly read European languages (English, French, German) as examples of this marginality. Chana Kronfeld counters these dominant models of marginality by looking instead at modernist poetry written in two decentered languages, Hebrew and Yiddish. What results is a bold new model of literary dynamics, one less tied to canonical norms, less limited geographically, and less in danger of universalizing the experience of minority writers. Kronfeld examines the interpenetrations of modernist groupings through examples of Hebrew and Yiddish poetry in Europe, the U.S., and Israel. Her discussions of Amichai, Fogel, Raab, Halpern, Markish, Hofshteyn, and Sutskever will be welcomed by students of modernism in general and Hebrew and Yiddish literatures in particular.

Jahrbuch für internationale Germanistik


Author: David R. Midgley,Hans-Harald Müller,Geoffrey David

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783261038425

Category: Germanic philology

Page: 368

View: 5890


Die in diesem Band versammelten Beitrage markieren einen ersten Gedankenaustausch zwischen Experten aus Ost und West uber einen Autor, der nach 1945 nur unvollstandig und in weitgehend verzerrenden Perspektiven rezipiert wurde. Aus der Fulle der sich anbietenden Forschung werden hier die Hauptaspekte von Arnold Zweigs Werk - das Thema Weltkrieg, die aufklarerische Grund-intention, das Bekenntnis zum Judentum und die politische Orientierung - aus den verschiedensten Perspektiven erortert. Neben Kommentaren zu fruhen Schriften von Kennern der ostjudischen Kultur finden sich sachliche Analysen von Zweigs Lebens- und Arbeitsbedingungen in Palastina 1933-48, neben einfuhlsamen Besprechungen des Spatwerks auch kritische Ausfuhrungen zu Zweigs Faschismusverstandnis.

Urbanität und Moderne

Studien zur Grossstadtwahrnehmung in der deutschen Literatur, 1900-1930

Author: Sabina Becker

Publisher: W.J. Rohrig

ISBN: 9783861100065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 470

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Literatur und die Künste nach 1933

Author: Alexander Stephan

Publisher: Bouvier Verlag


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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