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An introduction to the works of Peter Weiss, Olaf Berwald

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An introduction to the works of Peter Weiss
Title
An introduction to the works of Peter Weiss
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Olaf Berwald
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Language
eng
Summary
The plays and prose works of the German writer, director, and political activist Peter Weiss (1916-1982) were immensely influential in the shaping of European Modernism in the second half of the twentieth century. Combining exploratory aesthetic openness with an uncompromising ethical drive, Weiss's literary works, especially the plays 'Marat/Sade' (1964), 'The Investigation' (1968), and 'Hölderlin' (1971), as well as the novel 'The Aesthetics of Resistance' (1975-81) continue to provide vital points of reference for any discussion of culture and politics in our times. Berwald's study serves as a comprehensive introduction to Weiss's work and vision. The introductory chapter outlines Weiss's life and work in exile. Three chapters provide detailed discussions of Weiss's theater work, from his early grotesque plays and the documentary dramas from the 1960s that address Auschwitz, Angola, and Vietnam, to his most complex plays in which intellectuals are staged as outsiders. The subsequent four chapters discuss Weiss's prose works, which include his autobiographical novels from the early 1960s, essays and notebooks on art and politics, and his summum opus, 'The Aesthetics of Resistance'. Olaf Berwald is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Tennessee
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UkCbUP
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Berwald, Olaf
Dewey number
832/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2685.E5
LC item number
Z578 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Weiss, Peter
Label
An introduction to the works of Peter Weiss, Olaf Berwald
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Subversive slapstick: the early plays Der Turm, Die Versicherung, Nacht mit Gästen, and Mockinpott -- 2. The choreography of documents: Die Ermittlung, Gesang vom Lusitanischen Popanz, and Viet Nam Diskurs -- 3. Staging writers as outcasts: Marat/Sade, Trotzki im Exil, Hölderlin, Der Prozess, and Der neue Prozess -- 4. Scenarios of stagnation: early prose -- 5. Autobiography and fiction: Abschied von den Eltern, Fluchtpunkt, and Rekonvaleszenz -- 6. Poetics and politics: essays, open letters, and fragments -- 7. Perception as resistance: Die Ästhetik des Widerstands -- Works consulted
Control code
CR9781571136237
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132321
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An introduction to the works of Peter Weiss, Olaf Berwald
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Subversive slapstick: the early plays Der Turm, Die Versicherung, Nacht mit Gästen, and Mockinpott -- 2. The choreography of documents: Die Ermittlung, Gesang vom Lusitanischen Popanz, and Viet Nam Diskurs -- 3. Staging writers as outcasts: Marat/Sade, Trotzki im Exil, Hölderlin, Der Prozess, and Der neue Prozess -- 4. Scenarios of stagnation: early prose -- 5. Autobiography and fiction: Abschied von den Eltern, Fluchtpunkt, and Rekonvaleszenz -- 6. Poetics and politics: essays, open letters, and fragments -- 7. Perception as resistance: Die Ästhetik des Widerstands -- Works consulted
Control code
CR9781571136237
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132321
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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