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ISBN-13: 9780804741187
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 03/30/2006
Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ernst Bloch (1885-1977) was one of the great philosophers and political intellectuals of twentieth-century Germany. Among his works to have appeared in English are The Spirit of Utopia (Stanford University Press, 2000), Literary Essays (Stanford University Press, 1998), The Utopian Function of Art and Literature: Selected Essays (1987), and The Principle of Hope (1986).

Table of Contents

Not Enough1
Drawn Out1
Always in It2
Slight Change3
Lamp and Closet4
Learning Good Habits5
The "Mark!"5
The Poor9
The Gift9
Different Needs10
Games, Regrettably10
The Useful Member14
Shaker of Strawberries15
Bread and Games15
Narrow-Minded Comrades16
Disturbing Whim17
Passing It Forward21
The Negro21
The Watershed22
No Face24
Comte de Mirabeau25
Rich Devil, Poor Devil29
The Kitten as David30
Triumphs of Misrecognition31
Scribe at the Mairie36
The Beautiful Appearance37
The Rococo of Fate39
Spirit Still Taking Shape42
The Motif of Parting51
Supernaturalism, Stupid and Improved56
Strange Homeland, Familiar Exile58
Pippa Passes59
The Long Gaze61
Reunion Without Connection62
The Muse of Restitution64
Raphael Without Hands66
Just Now71
Dark by Us71
The Fall into the Now72
The Spur of Work73
No Free Lunch76
Ten Years' Jail, Seven-Meter Train79
Silence and Mirrors80
Ways Not to Be Seen82
Imminent Boredom83
Moment and Image87
Potemkin's Signature88
Incognito to Oneself89
Motifs of Concealment91
Just Knock97
The Corner of the Blanket97
Short Excursion98
Terror and Hope99
Excursus: Human and Wax Figure101
Nearby: Inn of the Insane105
Tableau with Curve106
Some Patterns from the Left Side108
The Twice-Disappearing Frame113
The Motif of the Door116
Half Good123
The Next Tree123
Flower and Unflower124
The Leyden Jar124
The First Locomotive124
The Urban Peasant125
The House of Day126
Montages of a February Evening128
An Odd Flaneur130
Eating Olives Precisely132
Making a Point133
The Reverse of Things134
Greeting and Appearance136
Motifs of Temptation140
AppendixNo Man's Land147
A Russian Fairy Tale?149
The Clever Way Out151
Disappointment with Amusement154
The Invisible Hand155
Tales of White Magic159
The Mountain171
Dead and Usable171
The Pearl172

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