Imperial Culture in Germany, 1871-1918

Author: Matthew Jefferies

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781403904201

Category: History

Page: 338

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It has often ben suggested that artists and writers in Germany's imperial era shunned social engagement, preferring instead apolitical introspection. However, as Matthew Jefferies reveals, whether one looks at the painters, poets and architects who helped to create an official imperial identity after 1871; the cultural critics and reformers of the later nineteenth century; or the new generation of cultural producers that emerged in the years around 1900, the social, political and cultural were never far apart. In this attractively illustrated book, Jefferies provides a lively introduction to the principal movements in German high culture between 1871 and 1918, in the context of imperial society and politics. He not only demonstrates that Germany's 'Imperial culture' was every bit as fascinating as the much better known 'Weimar culture' of the 1920s, but argues that much of what came later has origins in the imperial period. Filling a significant gap in the current historiography, this study will appeal to all those with an interest in the rich and diverse culture of Imperial Germany.
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Die Debatte läuft

ganzheitliche Thesen für Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik : die unerhörte Aktualität der integralen Vision Jean Gebsers

Author: Christoph Zollinger

Publisher: Zollinger Christoph

ISBN: 9783866160064

Category: Civilization

Page: 236

View: 5817

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Die Vermessung der Elite

Warum Deutschlands Vorzeigedenker die Kapitalismuskrise nicht erklären können

Author: Malte Krüger

Publisher: BOD GmbH DE

ISBN: 3732250598

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 4789

Seit Jahren gibt es nur noch Krisen: Banken erpressen Staaten, Deutschlands Wirtschaftskraft erdrückt Europa, die Parlamente verlieren zunehmend an Macht, inmitten von Wohlstand gibt es immer mehr Armut und der Sozialstaat steht vor dem Bankrott. Kein Problem ist bisher gelöst. Das liegt auch daran, dass es eine Krise der Elite gibt, der Meinungselite. Denn Deutschlands prominente Meinungsmacher wie Hans-Olaf Henkel, Richard David Precht oder Hans-Ulrich Jörges sind eingeklemmt in einer geistigen Zwangsjacke. Fast ausnahmslos sind sie Mitglied eines Machtzentrums wie einer Partei oder einer Lobbyorganisation und damit befangene Interessenvertreter. Daraus ergibt sich eine soziale Verantwortungslosigkeit, mit der die Meinungsmacherprominenz die eigentlichen Ursachen der Krisen verschweigt. Leider bekommt man gegen diese Meinungsmacht kaum unabhängige Geister zu hören, geschweige denn Denker mit einem ganzheitlichen Blick. Deutschlands Intellektuelle bleiben beschränkt auf ihre kleine Teilöffentlichkeit. Wegen dieser Verflachung des politischen Diskurses stellt »Die Vermessung der Elite« die Medienredner auf den rhetorischen Prüfstand. Dabei führt das Buch vor, welche Krisenanalytiker in den politischen Talkshows am deutlichsten an den Krisen vorbeireden. Dieses Prüfverfahren führt zum Schluss zu einer pessimistischen Prognose: Trotz der weitverbreiteten Sehnsucht nach Orientierung würde man unabhängige Intellektuelle und ihre Einmischungen in der Mainstreamöffentlichkeit heutzutage kaum noch dulden. Der erhobene Zeigefinger von intellektuellen Zeitdeutern passt nicht mehr in den postmodernen Zeitgeist. Wer aber füllt das Loch der fehlenden Wertedebatte aus? Eine Antwort auf dieses Dilemma hat bisher noch niemand gefunden. Deshalb werden die Debatten des Mainstreams weiter verflachen. Das macht die Krisenbewältigung umso schwerer.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476027309

Category:

Page: N.A

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Saturn's Moons

A W.G Sebald Handbook

Author: Jo Catling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351550098

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 694

View: 5644

The German novelist, poet and critic W. G. Sebald (1944-2001) has in recent years attracted a phenomenal international following for his evocative prose works such as Die Ausgewanderten (The Emigrants), Die Ringe des Saturn (The Rings of Saturn) and Austerlitz, spellbinding elegiac narratives which, through their deliberate blurring of genre boundaries and provocative use of photography, explore questions of Heimat and exile, memory and loss, history and natural history, art and nature. Saturn's Moons: a W. G. Sebald Handbook brings together in one volume a wealth of new critical and visual material on Sebald's life and works, covering the many facets and phases of his literary and academic careers -- as teacher, as scholar and critic, as colleague and as collaborator on translation. Lavishly illustrated, the Handbook also contains a number of rediscovered short pieces by W. G. Sebald, hitherto unpublished interviews, a catalogue of his library, and selected poems and tributes, as well as extensive primary and secondary bibliographies, details of audiovisual material and interviews, and a chronology of life and works. Drawing on a range of original sources from Sebald's Nachlass - the most important part of which is now held in the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach - Saturn's Moons6g will be an invaluable sourcebook for future Sebald studies in English and German alike, complementing and augmenting recent critical works on subjects such as history, memory, modernity, reader response and the visual. The contributors include Mark Anderson, Anthea Bell, Ulrich von Buelow, Jo Catling, Michael Hulse, Florian Radvan, Uwe Schuette, Clive Scott, Richard Sheppard, Gordon Turner, Stephen Watts and Luke Williams. Jo Catling teaches in the School of Literature at the University of East Anglia and Richard Hibbitt in the Department of French at the University of Leeds.
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Imperial Germany 1871-1918

Author: James Retallack

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019160710X

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 2465

The German Empire was founded in January 1871 not only on the basis of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck's 'blood and iron' policy but also with the support of liberal nationalists. Under Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Germany became the dynamo of Europe. Its economic and military power were pre-eminent; its science and technology, education, and municipal administration were the envy of the world; and its avant-garde artists reflected the ferment in European culture. But Germany also played a decisive role in tipping Europe's fragile balance of power over the brink and into the cataclysm of the First World War, eventually leading to the empire's collapse in military defeat and revolution in November 1918. With contributions from an international team of twelve experts in the field, this volume offers an ideal introduction to this crucial era, taking care to situate Imperial Germany in the larger sweep of modern German history, without suggesting that Nazism or the Holocaust were inevitable endpoints to the developments charted here.
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Barsortiment Lagerkatalog

Author: Koch, Neff & Oetinger & Co.; Koehler & Volckmar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: German literature

Page: N.A

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The Shack

Author: William P. Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935170112

Category: FICTION

Page: N.A

View: 7718

Four years after his daughter was abducted and evidence of her murder was found in an abandoned shack, a man returns to the shack in response to a note claiming to be from God, and has a life-changing experience.
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The Shock

A distrubing thriller for fans of Jeffery Deaver

Author: Marc Raabe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1499861923

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8286

From the international bestselling author of Cut comes a thriller that is guaranteed to keep you up all night . . . A THRILLER THAT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN - FOR FANS OF TANIA CARVER AND M. J. ARLIDGE. When Laura Bjely goes missing during a storm on the Cote d'Azur, the only thing her friend Jan finds is her smartphone - with a disturbing film in the memory. Back in Berlin, Jan's neighbour is discovered with a bloody message left on her forehead. As Jan searches for answers about what happened to Laura, he is thrown into a nightmare of madness and murder. An exhilarating and merciless psychological thriller from the author of Cut.
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Lesebuch zur Ethik

philosophische Texte von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Otfried Höffe

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406421419

Category: Ethics

Page: 437

View: 5654

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The North Water

A Novel

Author: Ian McGuire

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1627795944

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 519

"A fast-paced, gripping story set in a world of gruesome violence and perversity, where 'why?' is not a question and murder happens on a whim: but where a very faint ray of grace and hope lights up the landscape of salt and blood and ice. A tour de force of narrative tension and a masterful reconstruction of a lost world that seems to exist at the limits of the human imagination." --Hilary Mantel “This is a novel that takes us to the limits of flesh and blood. Utterly convincing and compelling, remorselessly vivid, and insidiously witty, The North Water is a startling achievement.” --Martin Amis A nineteenth-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and highly original tale that grips like a thriller. Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage. In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring? With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, Ian McGuire's The North Water weaves a superlative story of humanity under the most extreme conditions.
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The Genealogy of Morals

A Polemic

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534993778

Category:

Page: 94

View: 4971

The Genealogy of Morals A Polemic By Friedrich Nietzsche Translated By Horace B. Samuel Peoples and Countries (Fragment) Translated by J. M. Kennedy On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemic is an 1887 book by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It consists of a preface and three interrelated essays that expand and follow through on concepts Nietzsche sketched out in Beyond Good and Evil (1886). The three Abhandlungen trace episodes in the evolution of moral concepts with a view to confronting "moral prejudices", specifically those of Christianity and Judaism. Some Nietzsche scholars consider Genealogy to be a work of sustained brilliance and power as well as his masterpiece. Since its publication, it has influenced many authors and philosophers. Nietzsche's treatise outline his thoughts "on the origin of our moral prejudices" previously given brief expression in his Human, All Too Human (1878). Nietzsche attributes the desire to publish his "hypotheses" on the origins of morality to reading his friend Paul Rée's book The Origin of the Moral Sensations (1877) and finding the "genealogical hypotheses" offered there unsatisfactory. CONTENTS PREFACE FIRST ESSAY. "GOOD AND EVIL," "GOOD AND BAD." SECOND ESSAY. "GUILT," "BAD CONSCIENCE," AND THE LIKE THIRD ESSAY PEOPLES AND COUNTRIES. Translated by J. M. KENNEDY
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Thoughts out of Season (Complete)

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465515216

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 8924

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Literary Skinheads?

Writing from the Right in Reunified Germany

Author: Jay Rosellini

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557532060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

View: 541

These two phenomena can be seen as manifestations of a general malaise, a disorientation that may last for quite some time, and Jay Rosellini approaches his subject with the belief that it would be irresponsible to ignore these disquieting trends." "This account is recommended for the general reader interested in international issues as well as for students and scholars of German, intellectual history, political science, and comparative sociology."--BOOK JACKET.
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New German Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: German literature

Page: N.A

View: 6725

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On Aggression

Author: Konrad Lorenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134456573

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 2077

Konrad Lorenz was the author of some of the most popular books ever published about animals, including the best-selling Man Meets Dog and King Solomon's Ring. On Aggression is one of his finest works, as well as the most controversial. Through an insightful and characteristically entertaining survey of animal behaviour, the Nobel Prize winner tracks the evolution of aggression throughout the animal world. He also raises some startling questions when he applies his observations of animal psychology to humankind. His conclusions caused an unprecedented controversy, culminating in a statement adopted by UNESCO in 1989 which appeared to condemn his work. Whether or not Lorenz actually claimed aggression is hard-wired into the human psyche, and that war is an inevitable result, is something readers can decide upon for themselves. However you react, there can be no doubting that in today's violent world this powerful work remains of paramount importance.
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The Woman Next Door

A Novel

Author: Yewande Omotoso

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250124581

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1753

Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize • One of Publishers Weekly's Writers to Watch • One of The Millions' and Refinery 29's Most Anticipated Books of the Year • One of the Best Black Heritage Reads (Essence Magazine) Loving thy neighbor is easier said than done. Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires. Sworn enemies, the two share a hedge and a deliberate hostility, which they maintain with a zeal that belies their age. But, one day, an unexpected event forces Hortensia and Marion together. As the physical barriers between them collapse, their bickering gradually softens into conversation, which yields a discovery of shared experiences. But are these sparks of connection enough to ignite a friendship, or is it too late to expect these women to change? The U.S. debut of a finalist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature, The Woman Next Door is a winning story of the common ground we sometimes find in unexpected places, told with wit and wry humor.
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Werke, Entwürfe, Briefe

Author: Georg Trakl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 367

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