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The Rise of the Modern German Novel

Crisis and Charisma

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674733855

Publication Date: 06/10/1986

311 pages


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  • Preface
  • 1. The Geography of Wilhelmine Culture
  • 2. The Category of Charisma: Max Weber
  • 3. Realism and Commodities
  • 4. The Dialectics of Liberalism: Gustav Freytag
  • 5. The Authority of Address: Adalbert Stifter
  • 6. The Dissolution of Meaning: Theodor Fontane
  • 7. Culture Industry and Reification: Georg Hermann
  • 8. The Charismatic Novel: Robert Musil, Hermann Hesse, and Elias Canetti
  • 9. Fascist Modernism: Ernst Ju╠łnger and Hans Grimm
  • 10. Leftist Modernism: Alfred Döblin, Oskar Maria Graf, and Walter Benjamin
  • 11. Modernism as Social Individuality: Thomas Mann
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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