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The Resource Benjamin's library : modernity, nation, and the Baroque, Jane O. Newman

Benjamin's library : modernity, nation, and the Baroque, Jane O. Newman

Label
Benjamin's library : modernity, nation, and the Baroque
Title
Benjamin's library
Title remainder
modernity, nation, and the Baroque
Statement of responsibility
Jane O. Newman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Benjamin's Library, Jane O. Newman offers, for the first time in any language, a reading of Walter Benjamin's notoriously opaque work, Origin of the German Tragic Drama that systematically attends to its place in discussions of the Baroque in Benjamin's day. Taking into account the literary and cultural contexts of Benjamin's work, Newman recovers Benjamin's relationship to the ideologically loaded readings of the literature and political theory of the seventeenth-century Baroque that abounded in Germany during the political and economic crises of the Weimar years. To date, the significance of the Baroque for Origin of the German Tragic Drama has been glossed over by students of Benjamin, most of whom have neither read it in this context nor engaged with the often incongruous debates about the period that filled both academic and popular texts in the years leading up to and following World War I. Armed with extraordinary historical, bibliographical, philological, and orthographic research, Newman shows the extent to which Benjamin participated in these debates by reconstructing the literal and figurative history of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century books that Benjamin analyzes and the literary, art historical and art theoretical, and political theological discussions of the Baroque with which he was familiar. In so doing, she challenges the exceptionalist, even hagiographic, approaches that have become common in Benjamin studies. The result is a deeply learned book that will infuse much-needed life into the study of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Newman, Jane O
Dewey number
838/.91209
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PT2603.E455
LC item number
Z7934 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
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  • Benjamin, Walter
  • German literature
  • Baroque literature
  • Germany
  • Benjamin, Walter
  • Benjamin, Walter
  • Benjamin, Walter
  • Benjamin, Walter
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Baroque literature
  • Criticism
  • German literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Germany
  • Barock
  • Geschichtsphilosophie
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Tysk litteratur
  • Barocken
  • Tyskland
Label
Benjamin's library : modernity, nation, and the Baroque, Jane O. Newman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Collecting the Baroque: Editing the German Dramatic Tradition
  • The Task of the Translator: Shakespeare as German Tragic Drama
  • 3.
  • Melancholy Germans: War Theology, Allegory, and the Lutheran Baroque
  • Benjamin's Hamlet in the Crosshairs of War Theology
  • Reforming the Baroque: Benjamin on Warburg on Luther
  • Allegory, Emblems, and Gryphius's Catharina von Georgien
  • 1.
  • Inventing the Baroque: A Critical History of Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Debates
  • The Renaissance of the German Baroque in the "Epistemo-Critical Prologue"
  • Locating Baroque Style
  • Origin and the "Heroic" Age of the German Literary Baroque
  • 2.
  • The Plays Are the Thing: Textual Politics and the German Drama
  • The Origin of the Silesian School: Nationalism and the Baroque Tragic Drama
Control code
769190454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801476594
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801460883
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r8hp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769190454
Label
Benjamin's library : modernity, nation, and the Baroque, Jane O. Newman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Collecting the Baroque: Editing the German Dramatic Tradition
  • The Task of the Translator: Shakespeare as German Tragic Drama
  • 3.
  • Melancholy Germans: War Theology, Allegory, and the Lutheran Baroque
  • Benjamin's Hamlet in the Crosshairs of War Theology
  • Reforming the Baroque: Benjamin on Warburg on Luther
  • Allegory, Emblems, and Gryphius's Catharina von Georgien
  • 1.
  • Inventing the Baroque: A Critical History of Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Debates
  • The Renaissance of the German Baroque in the "Epistemo-Critical Prologue"
  • Locating Baroque Style
  • Origin and the "Heroic" Age of the German Literary Baroque
  • 2.
  • The Plays Are the Thing: Textual Politics and the German Drama
  • The Origin of the Silesian School: Nationalism and the Baroque Tragic Drama
Control code
769190454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801476594
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801460883
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r8hp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769190454

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