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    Literary Essays (Meridian) (Paperback) By (author) Ernst Bloch, Translated by Andrew Joron

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    DescriptionThe writings of Ernst Bloch represent one of the lasting linguistic and intellectual achievements of German expressionism. In them one finds a pathos and urgency, a spirit of breaking away and a projection toward a new way of seeing, thinking, and living together that has its origins in the artistic and intellectual unrest of this century's second decade. Bloch's literary essays are not, strictly speaking, theoretical pieces, certainly not applications to literature of some pre-existing conceptual apparatus. Collectively they represent a field of experiment in which a thinker of astonishing originality exposes his thought to the provocation of literary, musical, and artistic works, but also to such phenomena as advertisements, landscapes, clichZs and obsessive images, films, and forms of interaction in country and city. What is the function of musical accompaniment in a silent film? How does a writer's birthplace imprint itself on his intellect? What is the philosophical import of the detective novel? Why is anxiety more acute when its stimulus is aural rather than visual? What is the relation between modern art and the machinery of factory production? Such are the questions encountered here. Seldom is writing less automatic, willing to take more risks, and, quite simply, so fresh and refreshingly new.


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    Title
    Literary Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernst Bloch, Translated by Andrew Joron
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 556
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 735 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804727075
    ISBN 10: 0804727074
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPC
    DC21: 193
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000, LCO010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 834/.912
    LC classification: B3209.B751 J67213 1998
    Thema V1.0: QDH, DSBH
    Publisher
    Stanford University Press
    Imprint name
    Stanford University Press
    Publication date
    31 January 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Palo Alto
    Table of contents
    1. Good advice; 2. The usual book review; 3. Prohibition of art criticism; 4. The art of speaking Schiller; 5. Tricot and state uniform; 6. Estrangements I (Janus portraits); 7. Estrangements II (geographica); 8. Keller's metaphor; Notes; Index.