all ebooks in category: German Literary Criticism (14)

The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival
2011 | ISBN: 0199827834 | English | 224 pages | PDF | 2 MB

In a long-overlooked diary entry, Franz Kafka admitted to suffering from ''bouts of clairvoyance.'' These bouts of clairvoyance can be seen in his writing, in …

W.G. Sebalds Hybrid Poetics
English | 2014 | ISBN: 3110340496, 3110485990 | 297 pages | PDF | 1,3 MB

W.G. Sebald's status as one of the most significant German-language authors of the 20th century is rooted in his quest for historical truth beyond 'facts'. …

Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1611485657 | 342 pages | PDF | 4,3 MB

At the turn of the eighteenth century, selfhood was understood as a “tabula rasa” to be imprinted in the course of an individual’s life. By …

Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0801477425 | 288 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB

The work of German cultural theorist and art historian Aby Warburg (1866–1929) has had a lasting effect on how we think about images. This book …

«The Twilight of the Idols: How to Philosophize with the Hammer» by Friedrich Nietzsche
English | ISBN: 9781787360594 | EPUB | 0.3 MB

Nietzsche criticizes German culture of the day as unsophisticated, decadent and nihilistic, and shoots some disapproving arrows at key French, British, and Italian cultural figures …

Walter Benjamin: A Philosophical Portrait (repost)
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0674061691 | 304 pages | PDF | 0,9 MB

Walter Benjamin is often viewed as a cultural critic who produced a vast array of brilliant and idiosyncratic pieces of writing with little more to …

Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire
English | ISBN: 022605442X | 2016 | 224 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Among the brilliant writers and thinkers who emerged from the multicultural and multilingual world of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were Joseph Roth, Robert Musil, and Ludwig …

Kafka and Wittgenstein: The Case for an Analytic Modernism
2015 | ISBN: 0810131463, 0810131846 | English | 272 pages | PDF | 2 MB

In Kafka and Wittgenstein, Rebecca Schuman undertakes the first ever book-length scholarly examination of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language alongside Franz Kafka’s prose fiction. In …

Liberating Society from the State and Other Writings: A Political Reader
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1604860553 | EPUB | pages: 320 | 1.9 mb

Featuring a riveting collection of anarcho-communist poetry, essays, articles, and diary entries, this translation of Erich Mühsam’s legendary writings introduces the German revolutionary’s ideas to …

Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing (Repost)
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0198793766 | PDF | pages: 264 | 1.4 mb

Present Imperfect asks how South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the 'new' nation …