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

Temptations of Faust : the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity, Evelyn Cobley

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Temptations of Faust : the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity
Title
Temptations of Faust
Title remainder
the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity
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Evelyn Cobley
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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
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Adorno, Theodor W
  • Mann, Thomas
  • Mann, Thomas
  • Adorno, Theodor W
  • Mann, Thomas
  • Adorno, Theodor W
  • National socialism
  • Fascism
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Nazisme
  • Fascisme
  • Holocauste, 1939-1945
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Fascism
  • National socialism
  • War
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Politisches Denken
  • Musiktheorie
  • Rezeption
  • Nationalsozialismus
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Temptations of Faust : the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity, Evelyn Cobley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Neo-romantic roots of German fascism -- Organic unity and the privileging of reason: Hegel and Beethoven -- Fascist undercurrents: appeals to authenticity and the privileging of reason -- Breakthrough into atonality (or postmodernism) -- Fascism and atonality (or postmodern play) -- Decentred totalities: fascism, capitalism, postmodernism
Control code
ocn244767225
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442680449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt55nnx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767225
Label
Temptations of Faust : the logic of fascism and postmodern archaeologies of modernity, Evelyn Cobley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Neo-romantic roots of German fascism -- Organic unity and the privileging of reason: Hegel and Beethoven -- Fascist undercurrents: appeals to authenticity and the privileging of reason -- Breakthrough into atonality (or postmodernism) -- Fascism and atonality (or postmodern play) -- Decentred totalities: fascism, capitalism, postmodernism
Control code
ocn244767225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442680449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt55nnx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767225

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