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Decadence in Literature and Intellectual Debate since 1945

Editors: Landgraf, D. (Ed.)

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Bridging the gap between decadence as it is traditionally understood in literary and cultural studies and its relevance to current phenomena, this interdisciplinary collection examines literary texts and movies from Europe and the United States since 1945.

About the authors

Mario Bosincu, University of Sassari, Italy Jens Lemanski, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany Konstantin Alogas, University of Mainz, Germany Gerald Hoffleit, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Torben Ibs, University of Leipzig, Germany Claus D. Pusch, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany Jakob Willis, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany Betül Dilmac, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany Pablo Sánchez, University of Seville, Spain Blanca Navarro Pardiñas, University of Moncton, Canada

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"Decadence, as an aesthetic, philosophical, sociological or political concept, has been and remains one of the most controversial terms in any one culture's vocabulary. This collection offers a thought-provoking view of the development and the uses of the notion of a final sickness of the collective soul that will give much fodder for future studies, and contributes most usefully to the history of ideas, from the nineteenth century to the present day." - Vittorio Frigerio, Professor of French, Dalhousie University, Canada


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • On the Notion of Decadence in the FRG and France after 1945—with Examples by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Botho Strauß, and Richard Millet

    Landgraf, Diemo

    Pages 3-24

  • “In the very quick of the nightmare”: Decadence and Mystics of Wilderness in Henry Miller’s Cultural Criticism of Modernity

    Bosincu, Mario

    Pages 25-48

  • The Function of Decadence and Ascendance in Analytic Philosophy

    Lemanski, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 49-65

  • Progress and Decadence—Poststructuralism as Progressivism

    Hoffleit, Gerald

    Pages 67-81

  • The Concept of Decadence as Ideological and Law Enforcement Category in the GDR

    Ibs, Torben

    Pages 85-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decadence in Literature and Intellectual Debate since 1945
Editors
  • D. Landgraf
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Diemo Landgraf
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43102-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137431028
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43101-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49219-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 232
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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