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Hugo Von Hofmannsthal and His Time The European Imagination, 1860-1920

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ISBN-10: 0226075168

ISBN-13: 9780226075167

Edition: 1984 (Reprint)

Authors: Hermann Broch, Michael P. Steinberg

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Hermann Broch (1886-1951) is remembered among English-speaking readers for his novels The Sleepwalkers and The Death of Virgil, and among German-speaking readers for his novels as well as his works on moral and political philosophy, his aesthetic theory, and his varied criticism. This study reveals Broch as a major historian as well, one who believes that true historical understanding requires the faculties of both poet and philosopher. Through an analysis of the changing thought and career of the Austrian poet, librettist, and essaist Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929), Broch attempts to define and analyze the major intellectual issues of the European fin de siegrave;cle, a period that he…    
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Hermann Broch was a novelist, playwright, mathematician, and engineer. He was born in Vienna in 1886; he came to the United States in 1938. The Sleepwalkers (1932) Broch's prose trilogy describes three stages in the disintegration of modern European society. The Death of Virgil (1945), whom Broch considered a prototype of the modern individual, depicts the last eighteen hours of the life of Virgil. Broch's vision of the immanence of death will probably be regarded as his most original contribution to human experience. Broch was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1941-42), a membership in the American Institute of Arts and Letters (1942), and a Rockefeller Fellowship for Philosophical and…    

Acknowledgments
Translator's Introduction
Hofmannsthal and His Time
Early Writings on Aesthetics and the Turn to Kant
Toward a History and Philosophy of Value
The Turn to Art andThe Sleepwalkers
The Death of Virgiland
the Turn Away from Art Hugo von
Hofmannsthal and His Time
Art and Its Non-Style at the End of the Nineteenth Century
Rationality and Decoration
The Turn Away from Decoration
The Value Vacuum of German Art
Vienna's Gay Apocalypse of 1880
The Political Vacuum
Sociology of the Gay Apocalypse
Formation and Assertion of a Personality Inside the Vacuumm
History of an Assimilation
Wunderkind: Wondrous Child, Child Gazing on Wonder
Dream as Life: The Call to Poetry
The Second Assimilation
Life as Symbol: The Call to Style
Hugo von Hofmannsthal's Prose Writings
The Turn Away from Lyricism and the "Letter of Lord Chandos"
The Narrative Work
The Turn Away from Epic: The Essayistic Writings
The Tower of Babel
Fin de si�cle, fin d'un mill�naire
A la recherche des temps perdus
Ethical Art Notes Hermann Broch: A Select
Bibliography
Index