Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism / Edition 1

Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism / Edition 1

by Ehrhard Bahr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520257952

ISBN-13: 9780520257955

Pub. Date: 08/08/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


About the Author:
Ehrhard Bahr is distinguished professor emeritus of German at UCLA

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About the Author:
Ehrhard Bahr is distinguished professor emeritus of German at UCLA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520257955
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/08/2008
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
List of Abbreviations     ix
Preface     xiii
Introduction     1
The Dialectic of Modernism     30
Art and Its Resistance to Society: Theodor W. Adorno's Aesthetic Theory     56
Bertolt Brecht's California Poetry: Mimesis or Modernism?     79
The Dialectic of Modern Science: Brecht's Galileo     105
Epic Theater versus Film Noir: Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang's Anti-Nazi Film Hangmen Also Die     129
California Modern as Immigrant Modernism: Architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph M. Schindler     148
Between Modernism and Antimodernism: Franz Werfel     172
Renegade Modernism: Alfred Doblin's Novel   Karl   Rosa     197
The Political Battleground of Exile Modernism: The Council for a Democratic Germany     223
Evil Germany versus Good Germany: Thomas Mann's   Doctor Faustus     242
A "True Modernist": Arnold Schoenberg     265
Conclusion: The Weimar Legacy of Los Angeles     289
Chronology     301
Appendices I-V
Addresses of Weimar Exiles and Exile Institutions in Los Angeles     309
Filmography: Hangmen Also Die     311
Text of the Kol Nidre     313
Lord Byron's"Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte"     315
Text of Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor of Warsaw     319
Bibliography     323
Index     347

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