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The Resource Temptations of Faust : the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity, Evelyn Cobley, (electronic book)

Temptations of Faust : the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity, Evelyn Cobley, (electronic book)

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Temptations of Faust : the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity
Title
Temptations of Faust
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the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity
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Evelyn Cobley
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Language
eng
Summary
Temptations of Faust is a theoretical analysis of the conceptual paradigms that allowed German fascism to emerge in a highly civilized nation. Analyzing these paradigms through the dual lens of Thomas Mann's novel Doctor Faustus, his self-confessed parable of fascism about the avant-garde composer Adrian Leverknhn, and Theodor W. Adorno's Philosophy of Modern Music, this cultural study draws on aesthetic, sociohistorical, political, and philosophical discourses to conclude that German fascism is at once continuous and discontinuous with the emancipatory ambitions of modernity. Drawing on Adorno's sociohistorical critique of avant-garde music, Cobley connects Leverknhn's radical aesthetic innovation with Hitler's radical reconfiguration of Germany's administrative apparatus and discovers that postmodern processes of fragmentation may well remain complicit with the totalizing tendencies they seek to disrupt. This lucid and sophisticated book demonstrates that Doctor Faustus provides a more astute understanding of German fascism than Mann is usually given credit for
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Cobley, Evelyn
Dewey number
320.53/3/0943
Index
index present
LC call number
JC481
LC item number
.C635 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • National socialism
  • Fascism
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Adorno, Theodor W
  • Mann, Thomas
  • Mann, Thomas
  • Adorno, Theodor W
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Temptations of Faust : the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity, Evelyn Cobley, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
EBC4672003
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442680449
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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Label
Temptations of Faust : the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity, Evelyn Cobley, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4672003
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442680449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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