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The Resource "Mountain of destiny" : Nanga Parbat and its path into the German imagination, Harald Höbusch

"Mountain of destiny" : Nanga Parbat and its path into the German imagination, Harald Höbusch

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"Mountain of destiny" : Nanga Parbat and its path into the German imagination
Title
"Mountain of destiny"
Title remainder
Nanga Parbat and its path into the German imagination
Statement of responsibility
Harald Höbusch
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Language
eng
Summary
Never has a mountain occupied the German imagination longer and more thoroughly than Nanga Parbat (8,125m), the world's ninth-highest peak, located in the extreme western part of the Himalaya chain inpresent-day Pakistan. Repeatedly referred to in the 1930s as the German "mountain of destiny," over a period of roughly two decades from 1932 to 1953 Nanga Parbat became not only the destination of six German mountaineering expeditions, but also the quintessential German "mountain of the mind" onto whose slopes German mountaineers, mountaineering officials, politicians, writers, and filmmakers projected some of the most pressing social, political, and cultural concerns of their times. This book is a detailed study of that process: of the initial motivations of post-World War I mountaineers for attempting to scale one of the tallest mountains in the world, of the appropriation of this epic mountaineering challenge by National Socialism, of the reappropriation of the Nanga Parbat project during the early years of the German Federal Republic. And most important - since to date such an approach is almost completely absent from existing studies of Himalaya mountaineering of this era - it is a study of the means and mechanisms, the texts and contexts employed for communicating these high-altitude mountaineering exploits to the German public and thereby inscribing Nanga Parbat into the German imagination.<BR><BR> Harald Höbusch is Associate Professor of German and Associate Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky.<BR><BR>
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UkCbUP
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Höbusch, Harald
Dewey number
796.522095491/3
Index
index present
LC call number
GV199.44.P182
LC item number
N364 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineers
  • Mountaineers
  • Nanga Parbat (Pakistan)
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"Mountain of destiny" : Nanga Parbat and its path into the German imagination, Harald Höbusch
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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
I. Mountains in the German Imagination, 1919-53 -- Between the Wars (1919-39) -- The postwar years (1945-53) -- II. Imprinting Nanga Parbat -- Reading defeat -- Narrating success -- III. Imagi(ni)ng the German "Mountain of destiny" -- Hiding the obvious -- Seeing the unseen
Control code
CR9781782047063
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139580
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
"Mountain of destiny" : Nanga Parbat and its path into the German imagination, Harald Höbusch
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 04 Jul 2016)
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
I. Mountains in the German Imagination, 1919-53 -- Between the Wars (1919-39) -- The postwar years (1945-53) -- II. Imprinting Nanga Parbat -- Reading defeat -- Narrating success -- III. Imagi(ni)ng the German "Mountain of destiny" -- Hiding the obvious -- Seeing the unseen
Control code
CR9781782047063
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139580
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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