The Resource A companion to the literature of German Expressionism, edited by Neil H. Donahue, (electronic resource)

A companion to the literature of German Expressionism, edited by Neil H. Donahue, (electronic resource)

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A companion to the literature of German Expressionism
Title
A companion to the literature of German Expressionism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Neil H. Donahue
Title variation
Literature of German Expressionism
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More than any other avant-garde movement, German Expressionism captures the aesthetic revolution of 20th-century modernity in all its contrasts and conflicts. In continuous eruptions from 1905 to 1925, Expressionism upset reigning practices in the arts, most vividly in painting and the visual arts. In the literature, a heady intellectualism combined with dramatic gesture, graphic visions, exuberant emotions and urgent proclamations to forge forceful styles of verbal expression. Expressionism introduced into art both visual and verbal a shockingly new intensity with many facets and many faces. This volume presents the literature of German Expressionism, which is far less known in the English-speaking world, with essays by leading scholars on Expressionism's philosophical origins, its thematic preoccupations, and its divergent stylistic manifestations by writers whose common bond is intensity and whose lines on the page read like the gouges of a woodcut: Georg Kaiser, Walter Hasenclever, and Ernst Toller in drama; Gottfried Benn, Georg Heym, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Georg Trakl in poetry; Alfred Döblin, Carl Einstein, and Carl Sternheim in prose, to name just a few. Against the background of the journals, exhibitions, and anthologies, the café meeting places and public life of Expressionism, the volume's highly focused, intrinsic analyses of texts and comprehensive overviews of extrinsic contexts (and of the most up-to-date research) shows the fervor and complexity of the period and its effulgent literary formations. Neil H. Donahue is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Hofstra University
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
830.9/115
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PT405
LC item number
.C686 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Label
A companion to the literature of German Expressionism, edited by Neil H. Donahue, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-356) and index
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  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Metaphysical mimesis: Nietzsche's Geburt der Tragödie and the aesthetics of literary expressionism / Richard T. Gray -- The prose of German expressionism / Walter H. Sokel -- Prosaic intensities: the short prose of German Expressionism / Rhys W. Williams -- The cutting edge of German Expressionism: the woodcut novel of Frans Masereel and its influences / Perry Willett -- Menschheitsdämmerung: the aging of a canon / Francis Michael Sharp -- Choric consciousness in Expressionist poetry: Ernst Stadler, Else Lasker-Schüler, Georg Heym, Georg Trakl, Gottfried Benn / James Rolleston -- Performing the poem: rituals of activism in Expressionist poetry / Klaus Weissenberger -- Provocation and proclamation, vision and imagery: Expressionist drama between German idealism and modernity / Ernst Schürer -- The spirit of Expressionism ex machina: the staging of technology in Expressionist drama / Christa Spreizer -- Intimate strangers: women in German Expressionism / Barbara D. Wright -- Expressionism and cinema: reflections on a phantasmagoria of film history / Sabine Hake
Control code
ocn300325300
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 373 p., [3] p. of plates)
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online
Isbn
9781571131751
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unknown
Other physical details
3 col. ill
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22573/ctt169wk1n
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)300325300
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