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Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism #14: In the Shadow of Catastrophe

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These essays by eminent European intellectual and cultural historian Anson Rabinbach address the writings of key figures in twentieth-century German philosophy. Rabinbach explores their ideas in relation to the two world wars and the horrors facing Europe at that time.

Analyzing the work of Benjamin and Bloch, he suggests their indebtedness to the traditions of Jewish messianism. In a discussion of Hugo Ball's little-known Critique of the German Intelligentsia, Rabinbach reveals the curious intellectual career of the Dadaist and antiwar activist turned-nationalist and anti-Semite. His examination of Heidegger's "Letter on Humanism" and Jaspers's The Question of German Guilt illuminates the complex and often obscure political referents of these texts. Turning to Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment, Rabinbach offers an arresting new interpretation of this central text of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School. Subtly and persuasively argued, his book will become an indispensable reference point for all concerned with twentieth-century German history and thought.

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"The quality of Rabinbach's intellectual history and his ability to write about highly complex texts in an accessible way are unassailable. His conviction that this German tradition of thought still exerts a strong intellectual and even political influence today makes In the Shadow of Catastrophe a direct and powerful intervention in current debates. This book is a gem!"—Andreas Huyssen, author of Twilight Memories

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A study of German social and political thought in the context of the world wars and holocaust.

About the Author

Anson Rabinbach is Professor of History at Princeton University. He is author of The Crisis of Austrian Socialism: From Red Vienna to Civil War, 1927-1934 (1983) and The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue and the Origins of Modernity (California, 1992).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520226906
Author:
Rabinbach, Anson
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
271
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 14 oz

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"The quality of Rabinbach's intellectual history and his ability to write about highly complex texts in an accessible way are unassailable. His conviction that this German tradition of thought still exerts a strong intellectual and even political influence today makes In the Shadow of Catastrophe a direct and powerful intervention in current debates. This book is a gem!"—Andreas Huyssen, author of Twilight Memories
"Synopsis" by , A study of German social and political thought in the context of the world wars and holocaust.
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