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The Dear Purchase : A Theme in German Modernism - J. P. Stern

The Dear Purchase

A Theme in German Modernism

By: J. P. Stern, Nicholas Boyle (Foreword by), H. B. Nisbet (Editor), Martin Swales (Editor), Theodore J. Ziolkowski (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd February 1995
ISBN: 9780521433303
Number Of Pages: 468

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Completed shortly before Professor Stern's death in 1991, this book studies works by twelve major writers of German modernism, including Thomas Mann, Musil, Brecht and Rilke, in relation to the history of the twentieth century. It explores the theme of the "dear purchase," an ideal of moral strenuousness and sacrifice seen as characteristic of Germany after Nietzsche, and reveals the underlying flaw in this notion as a self-justifying value. Finally, it juxtaposes Mann's Felix Krull and Kafka's story "Josephine" as a deliverance from the value-system of the title.

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Editor-s preface
The theme
The Great War
The purchase of poetry
Rendering account
A deliverance of sorts
Postscript: the divided self
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521433303
ISBN-10: 0521433304
Series: Cambridge Studies in German
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 2nd February 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.38 x 14.76  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.65

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