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An Episode of Jewish Romanticism
An Episode of Jewish Romanticism (September 1999)
Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption
Ernest H. Rubinstein - Author

Assesses the impact of romanticism on the thought of Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig.

Examining romanticism in the thought of Jewish philosopher, Franz Rosenzweig, this book compares his magnum opus, The Star of Redemption, with Leo Baeck's essay, "Romantic Religion," and Friedrich Schelling's Philosophy of Art, texts representing two distinct and, to a large extent, opposed interpretations of romanti...(Read More)
Narrative as Counter-Memory
Narrative as Counter-Memory (August 1998)
A Half-Century of Postwar Writing in Germany and Japan
Reiko Tachibana - Author

CHOICE 1999 Outstanding Academic Book
A pioneering study of German and Japanese postwar fiction, providing a broad cultural basis for understanding a half-century of responses to World War II from within the two societies.

The wartime and postwar cultural histories of Germany and Japan show similar experiences of defeat, occupation, and then the reconstruction of powerful societies. Little previous research has examined the ...(Read More)
Triangulated Visions
Triangulated Visions (April 1998)
Women in Recent German Cinema
Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey - Editor
Ingeborg von Zadow - Editor

This broad-ranging collection, the first of its kind, gathers essays on the representation of women in recent German cinema, as well as recent interviews with German women filmmakers.

This book illuminates some of the challenges feminist German filmmakers face and offers original insights into their filmmaking practices. It considers the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality as these are cinemati...(Read More)
Other Germanies
Other Germanies (October 1997)
Questioning Identity in Women's Literature and Art
Karen Jankowsky - Editor
Carla Love - Editor

Explores notions of personal and cultural identity, and offers an introduction to the work of women in literature, film, dance, and visual art in Germany.

This book introduces American audiences to Germany through the perspectives of members of various ethnic groups within the newly unified country and through the mediation of feminist scholars, documenting the artistic contributions to German cultural identity of ten women writers, fi...(Read More)
Novalis (March 1997)
Philosophical Writings
Margaret Mahony Stoljar - Editor/translator

This first scholarly edition in English of the philosophical writings of Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg), the German Romantic poet, philosopher, and mining engineer, includes two collections of fragments published in 1798, Miscellaneous Observations and Faith and Love, the controversial essay Christendom or Europe, and substantial selections from his unpublished notebooks.

Novalis: Philosophic...(Read More)
Canetti and Nietzsche
Canetti and Nietzsche (December 1996)
Theories of Humor in Die Blendung
Harriet Murphy - Author

This first full-length study investigates the profound implications of the peculiarly original sense of humor found in Elias Canetti's single novel--a facetiousness, understood in a Nietzschean sense, as a revolutionary aesthetic.
"This book deals with an important novel of a major twentieth-century writer. Murphy's approach effectively combines traditional literary criticism with such contemporary trends as feminist and post-colonial cri...(Read More)
Paracelsus (November 1996)
Speculative Theory and the Crisis of the Early Reformation
Andrew Weeks - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Paracelsus is commonly regarded as one of the great figures of sixteenth-century Europe and of German intellectual history. This book examines the content of his writings in order to clarify it and its historical context.

"This book treats as a unity the two sides of Paracelsus's thought--its speculative and theological aspects and its medical and scient...(Read More)
The Retreat of Representation
The Retreat of Representation (April 1996)
The Concept of Darstellung in German Critical Discourse
Martha B. Helfer - Author

Examines the notion of Darstellung [representation] in the critical discourse of German Idealism and Romanticism, paying particular attention to Kant, Fichte, Novalis, and Kleist.
"I highly recommend The Retreat of Representation . Helfer's pursuit of the concept of Darstellung from Kant through the German Romantics is fresh and significant. Her patient and accessible readings are compelling, and they complement one a...(Read More)
Encountering the Other(s)
Encountering the Other(s) (March 1995)
Studies in Literature, History, and Culture
Gisela Brinker-Gabler - Editor

“The studies in this book bring to the question of 'otherness' new dimensions, theoretical perspectives, and rich insights that should contribute in significant ways to discussions of literary theory and cultural criticism. The authors approach the question from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the biological to the psychological, cultural, and political implications of 'otherness.' They address the question in its in...(Read More)
Nietzsche, God, and the Jews
Nietzsche, God, and the Jews (October 1994)
His Critique of Judeo-Christianity in Relation to the Nazi Myth
Weaver Santaniello - Author
David Tracy - Foreword by

Combining biography and a careful analysis of Nietzsche's writings from 1844-1900, this book explores Nietzsche's critique of Christianity, Judaism, and antisemitism. The first part of the book is concerned with psychological aspects and biographical elements. Part Two focuses on the ethical and political aspects of Nietzsche's views as presented in his mature writings: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Toward the Genealogy of Morals, and the Ant...(Read More)
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