Weimar on the Pacific German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism
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Description: In the 1930s and 40s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals--including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, and Arnold Schoenberg--who had fled Nazi Germany. During their years in exile, they would produce a substantial body of major works to address the crisis of modernism that resulted from the rise of National Socialism. Weimar Germany and its culture, with its meld of eighteenth-century German classicism and twentieth-century modernism, served as a touchstone for this group of diverse talents and opinions. Weimar on the Pacificis the first book to examine these artists and intellectuals as a group. Ehrhard Bahr studies selected works of Adorno, Horkheimer, Brecht, Lang, Neutra, Schindler, Douml;blin, Mann, and Schoenberg, weighing Los Angeles's influence on them and their impact on German modernism. Touching on such examples as film noir and Thomas Mann'sDoctor Faustus, Bahr shows how this community of exiles reconstituted modernism in the face of the traumatic political and historical changes they were living through.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/8/2008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Ehrhard Bahris distinguished professor emeritus of German at UCLA.
|List of Illustrations|
|List of Abbreviations|
|The Dialectic of Modernism|
|Art and Its Resistance to Society: Theodor W. Adorno's Aesthetic Theory|
|Bertolt Brecht's California Poetry: Mimesis or Modernism?|
|The Dialectic of Modern Science: Brecht's Galileo|
|Epic Theater versus Film Noir: Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang's Anti-Nazi Film Hangmen Also Die|
|California Modern as Immigrant Modernism: Architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph M. Schindler|
|Between Modernism and Antimodernism: Franz Werfel|
|Renegade Modernism: Alfred Doblin's Novel|
|The Political Battleground of Exile Modernism: The Council for a Democratic Germany|
|Evil Germany versus Good Germany: Thomas Mann's|
|A "True Modernist": Arnold Schoenberg|
|Conclusion: The Weimar Legacy of Los Angeles|
|Addresses of Weimar Exiles and Exile Institutions in Los Angeles|
|Filmography: Hangmen Also Die|
|Text of the Kol Nidre|
|Lord Byron's "Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte"|
|Text of Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor of Warsaw|