Download PDF or read online The Jews in Poland and Russia Book by Antony Polonsky and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2012-02-09 with total page 1041 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A comprehensive socio-political, economic, and religious history - an important story whose relevance extends beyond the Jewish world or the bounds of east-central Europe.
Download PDF or read online Nietzsche und Schopenhauer Book by Marta Kopji and published by Leipziger Universitätsverlag. This book was released on 2006 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Ivar Kreuger and Jeanne de la Motte Book by Barbara Tepa Lupack and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2015-06-01 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Jerzy W. Tepa was a popular Polish playwright whose pioneering plays were critically acclaimed and widely performed on several continents in the 1930s. Presumed lost during the turbulent years of World War II, several of those plays have only recently been rediscovered. Published here for the first time are English translations of two of Tepa’s best-known works. Both Ivar Kreuger, an experimental “film-play,” and Jeanne de la Motte, a psychological and historical drama, explore the nature of identity and the consequences of overweening ambition; and both reveal the playwright’s distinctive and original voice, still resonant today. In addition to the play texts, the volume includes an introduction that contextualizes Tepa’s works and an epilogue that offers valuable and personal insights into the author and the ways in which he tapped into the concerns of his age to create theatrical sensations.
Download PDF or read online Animal Narratives and Culture Book by Anna Barcz and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2017-03-07 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The term “vulnerable realism” can imply two different understandings: one presenting weak realism as incomplete, and mixed with other literary styles; the other bringing realistic vulnerable experience into narration. The second is the key concern of this work, though it does not exclude the first, as it asks questions about realism as such, entering into a polemic with the tradition of literary realism. Realism, then, is not primarily understood as a narrative style, but as a narration that tests the probability of nonhuman vulnerable experience and makes it real. The book consists of three parts. The first presents examples of how realism has been redefined in trauma studies and how it may refer to animal experience. The second explores what is added to the narrative by literature, including the animal perspective (the zoonarrative) and how it is conducted (zoocriticism). The third analyses cultural texts, such as painting, circuses, and memorials, which realistically generate animal vulnerability and provide non-anthropocentric frameworks, anchoring our knowledge in the experience of fragile historical reality.
Download PDF or read online Hermeneutics - Ethics – Education Book by Andrzej Wiercinski and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2015 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book confronts the challenges that hermeneutics brings to ethics and education by thematizing the critical influence which ethics and contemporary educational theory and practice have on the self-understanding of philosophical hermeneutics. In the hermeneutic spirit of commitment to cultivating lifelong habits of critical thinking, moral reflection, and articulate expression, the book presents many voices that illuminate a rich cultural diversity with the profound hope of nurturing the full-flourishing of human beings. The hermeneutics of education calls for diverse ways of thinking about education, which deeply cares for the common good of individuals, communities, and nations. This diversity promotes a genuine interest in different approaches to the event (Ereignis) of education. (Series: International Studies in Hermeneutics and Phenomenology - Vol. 8) [Subject: Hermeneutics, Ethics, Education]
Download PDF or read online Behind the Great Wall Book by James Whitlark and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This work explores what lies behind the fantastic barrier in a borderland that C. G. Jung called the unconscious, the avant-garde writer Kafka termed incomprehensive, and Whitlark argues is an entire spectrum of muted awareness.
Download PDF or read online The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary Book by Adam Kozuchowski and published by University of Pittsburgh Press. This book was released on 2013-11-15 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 was just one link in a chain of events leading to World War I and the downfall of the Austro-Hungarian empire. By 1918, after nearly four hundred years of rule, the Habsburg monarchy was expunged in an instant of history. Remarkably, despite tales of decadence, ethnic indifference, and a failure to modernize, the empire enjoyed a renewed popularity in interwar narratives. Today, it remains a crucial point of reference for Central European identity, evoking nostalgia among the nations that once dismembered it. The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary examines histories, journalism, and literature in the period between world wars to expose both the positive and the negative treatment of the Habsburg monarchy following its dissolution and the powerful influence of fiction and memory over history. Originally published in Polish, Adam Kozuchowski’s study analyzes the myriad factors that contributed to this phenomenon. Chief among these were economic depression, widespread authoritarianism on the continent, and the painful rise of aggressive nationalism. Many authors of these narratives were well-known intellectuals who yearned for the high culture and peaceable kingdom of their personal memory. Kozuchowski contrasts these imaginaries with the causal realities of the empire’s failure. He considers the aspirations of Czechs, Poles, Romanians, Hungarians, and Austrians, and their quest for autonomy or domination over their neighbors, coupled with the wave of nationalism spreading across Europe. Kozuchowski then dissects the reign of the legendary Habsburg monarch, Franz Joseph, and the lasting perceptions that he inspired. To Kozuchowski, the interwar discourse was a reaction to the monumental change wrought by the dissolution of Austria-Hungary and the fear of a history lost. Those displaced at the empire’s end attempted, through collective (and selective) memory, to reconstruct the vision of a once great multinational power. It was an imaginary that would influence future histories of the empire and even became a model for the European Union.
Download PDF or read online History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe Book by Marcel Cornis-Pope and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2004-05-28 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : National literary histories based on internally homogeneous native traditions have significantly contributed to the construction of national identities, especially in multicultural East-Central Europe, the region between the German and Russian hegemonic cultural powers stretching from the Baltic states to the Balkans. History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe, which covers the last two hundred years, reconceptualizes these literary traditions by de-emphasizing the national myths and by highlighting analogies and points of contact, as well as hybrid and marginal phenomena that traditional national histories have ignored or deliberately suppressed. The four volumes of the History configure the literatures from five angles: (1) key political events, (2) literary periods and genres, (3) cities and regions, (4) literary institutions, and (5) real and imaginary figures. The first volume, which includes the first two of these dimensions, is a collaborative effort of more than fifty contributors from Eastern and Western Europe, the US, and Canada.The four volumes of the History comprise the first volume in the new subseries on Literary Cultures.
Download PDF or read online Incarnations of Material Textuality Book by Katarzyna Bazarnik and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-10-02 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Liberature – coined from the Latin liber – is simultaneously a movement in contemporary Polish literature, and a term referring to literary works that integrate text and material features of the book into an organic whole in accordance with the author’s design. The present volume collects essays inspired by this theoretical concept, first proposed by Polish poet Zenon Fajfer in 1999, but soon picked up and elaborated on by international scholars. As noted by the contributing authors, preceding Jessica Pressman’s idea of “bookishness” and coinciding with N. Katherine Hayles’ fundamental writings, liberature appeared at the end of the 20th century, “as if to resume and systematize the intuitions and provocative statements” of writers concerned with the future of the book. It fits into a wider turn towards the recognition of the embodied nature of information in anthropology, literary, textual, media and AI studies. Yet its distinctness consists in the fact that it was suggested by a creative writer, and that it proposes to see the authorially-shaped materiality of writing in terms of a literary genre. The essays collected here present the modernist roots and inspirations of liberature, address the semantics of typography and the question of materiality of literary writing, and explore how the “abstract body of the printed book is transformed into an experience of embodiment.” The volume is completed with a reprint of Fajfer’s seminal essays with a view to making them more available to English-speaking readers.
Download PDF or read online Jerzy Grotowski and Ludwik Flaszen Book by Juliusz Tyszka and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-08-27 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The book contains three accounts of five public speeches and conversations with the public of two outstanding figures of theatre and performance, Jerzy Grotowski and Ludwik Flaszen, from 1993 to 1997. Their speeches concern their output and their current research. The content of Ludwik Flaszen's speech is very closely related to the output of Jerzy Grotowski. The accounts are written on the base of the author's detailed notes. The main subject of these narratives is their author, who quotes the speaking characters in the third person. In this way, all texts acquire a subjective character, akin to an essay, while remaining faithful to the overall message and content of the speeches and conversations cited in them. Juliusz Tyszka also uses this form of narration to describe the interpersonal context of Flaszen’s and Grotowski’s talks, including the content and tone of the questions asked, the reactions of listeners, etc. There is also room for short, concise characteristics of these two outstanding people and their interlocutors (who are themselves sometimes also notorious). This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of theatre and performance studies and professionals in experimental theatre and performance.
Download PDF or read online Imaginary Neighbors Book by Dorota Glowacka and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Imaginary Neighbors offers a unique and significant contribution to the contemporary debate concerning Holocaust memory by exploring the most important current political topic in Poland: Jewish-Polish relations during and after World War II.
Download PDF or read online Narrative Unreliability in the Twentieth-Century First-Person Novel Book by Elke D'hoker and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2008-12-10 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This volume deals with the occurrence and development of unreliable first-person narration in twentieth century Western literature. The different articles in this collection approach this topic both from the angle of literary theory and through a detailed reading of literary texts. By addressing questions concerning the functions, characteristics and types of unreliability, this collection contributes to the current theoretical debate about unreliable narration. At the same time, the collection highlights the different uses to which unreliability has been put in different contexts, poetical traditions and literary movements. It does so by tracing the unreliable first-person narrator in a variety of texts from Dutch, German, American, British, French, Italian, Polish, Danish and Argentinean literature. In this way, this volume significantly extends the traditional ‘canon’ of narrative unreliability. This collection combines essays from some of the foremost theoreticians of unreliability (James Phelan, Ansgar Nünning) with essays from experts in different national traditions. The result is a collection that approaches the ‘case’ of narrative unreliability from a new and more varied perspective.
Download PDF or read online Tradition, Literature and Politics in East-Central Europe Book by Carl Tighe and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-30 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Milan Kundera warned that in in the states of East-Central Europe, attitudes to the west and the idea of ‘Europe’ were complex and could even be hostile. But few could have imagined how the collapse of communism and membership of the EU would confront these countries with a life that was suddenly and disconcertingly ‘modern’ and which challenged sustaining traditions in literature, culture, politics and established views on identity. Since the countries of East-Central Europe joined the European Union in 2004 the politicians and oppositionists of the centre-left, who once led the charge against communism, have often been forced to give way to right-wing, authoritarian, populist governments. These governments, while keen to accept EU finance, have been determined to present themselves as protecting their traditional ethno-national inheritance, resisting ‘foreign interference’, stemming the ‘gay invasion’, halting ‘Islamic replacement’ and reversing women’s rights. They have blamed Communists, liberals, foreigners, Jews and Gypsies, revised abortion laws, tampered with their constitutions to control the Justice system and taken over the media to an astonishing degree. By 2019, amid calls for the suspension of their voting rights, both Poland and Hungary had been taken to the European Court of Justice and the European Parliament and had begun to explore ways to put conditions on future EU funding. This book focuses on the interface between tradition, literature and politics in east-central Europe, focusing mainly on Poland but also Hungary and the Czech Republic. It explores literary tradition and the role of writers to ask why these left-liberals, who were once ubiquitous in the struggles with communism, are now marginalised, often reviled and almost entirely absent from political debate. It asks, in what ways the advent of capitalism ‘normalised’ literature and what the consequences might be? It asks whether the rise of chauvinism is ‘normal’ in this part of the world and whether the literary traditions that helped sustain independent political thought through the communist years now, instead of supporting literature, feed nationalist opinion and negative attitudes to the idea of ‘Europe’.
Download PDF or read online Expressionism As an International Literary Phenomenon Book by Ulrich Weisstein and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 1973-01-01 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Ulrich Weisstein's collection of 21 essays offers a comparative study of Expressionism as a Modernist movement whose dynamic core lay in Germany and Austria-Hungary, but which transformed artistic practices in other European countries. The focus, Weisstein argues, must be strictly and sharply aimed at a specific body of works and opinionsa relatively dense core surrounded by a less clearly defined fringe zoneindigenous to the German speaking countries. The volume spans an Expressionist period extending from roughly 1910 to 1925. Weisstein himself contributes two introductory chapters on problems of definition and a thoughtful analysis of English Vorticism. An ample context is set by comparative essays concerned with international movements such as Futurism that had an impact on German Expressionist drama, prose, and poetry, together with essays on the adaptation of Expressionist forms in countries such as Poland, Russia, Hungary, South Slavic nations and the United States. These essays call attention to representative authors and artists, as well as to periodicals and artistic circles. Reviewers have praised not only the presentation of literary links and interaction among national cultures, but especially the most rewarding interdisciplinary essays on Dada and on Expressionist painting, music, and film.
Download PDF or read online Being Poland Book by Tamara Trojanowska and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 853 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Being Poland offers a unique analysis of the cultural developments that took place in Poland after World War One, a period marked by Poland's return to independence. Conceived to address the lack of critical scholarship on Poland's cultural restoration, Being Poland illuminates the continuities, paradoxes, and contradictions of Poland's modern and contemporary cultural practices, and challenges the narrative typically prescribed to Polish literature and film. Reflecting the radical changes, rifts, and restorations that swept through Poland in this period, Polish literature and film reveal a multitude of perspectives. Addressing romantic perceptions of the Polish immigrant, the politics of post-war cinema, poetry, and mass media, Being Poland is a comprehensive reference work written with the intention of exposing an international audience to the explosion of Polish literature and film that emerged in the twentieth century.
Download PDF or read online Dictionary of Jewish Biography Book by Dan Cohn-Sherbok and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-01-07 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : From Abraham to Saul Bellow, from Moses Maimonides to Woody Allen, from the Baal Shem Tov to Albert Einstein, this comprehensive dictionary of Jewish biographies provides a first point of entry into the fascinating richness of the Jewish heritage. Modelled on the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Christian Biography (Continuum 2001) and with the advice of leading Jewish scholars, the Dictionary of Jewish Biography provides a rapid reference to those Jewish men and women who have, over the last four thousand years, contributed to the life of the Jewish people and the history of the Jewish religion. This dictionary will prove essential for general readers interested in the evolution of Judaism from ancient times to the present day, a perfect study aid for students and teachers. Designed as an accessible reference tool, this volume is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the history of the Jewish people - the uninitiated will become initiated; the curious will become informed; the informed will now have a handy reference tool.
Download PDF or read online After Memory Book by Matthias Schwartz and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Even seventy-five years after the end of World War II, the commemorative cultures surrounding the War and the Holocaust in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe are anything but fixed. The fierce debates on how to deal with the past among the newly constituted nation states in these regions have already received much attention by scholars in cultural and memory studies. The present volume posits that literature as a medium can help us understand the shifting attitudes towards World War II and the Holocaust in post-Communist Europe in recent years. These shifts point to new commemorative cultures shaping up ‘after memory’. Contemporary literary representations of World War II and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe do not merely extend or replace older practices of remembrance and testimony, but reflect on these now defunct or superseded narratives. New narratives of remembrance are conditioned by a fundamentally new social and political context, one that emerged from the devaluation of socialist commemorative rituals and as a response to the loss of private and family memory narratives. The volume offers insights into the diverse literatures of Eastern Europe and their ways of depicting the area’s contested heritage.