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Nobel laureate Elias Canetti wrote his novel Auto-da-Fé (Die Blendung) when he and the twentieth century were still quite young. Rooted in the cultural crises of the Weimar period, Auto-da-Fé first received critical acclaim abroad—in England, France, and the United States—where it continues to fascinate readers of subsequent generations. The End of Modernism places this work in its cultural and philosophical contexts, situating the novel not only in relation to Canetti's considerable body of social thought, but also within larger debates on Freud and Freudianism, misogyny and modernism's "fragmented subject" anti-Semitism and the failure of humanism, contemporary philosophy and philosophical fads, and traditionalist notions of literature and escapist conceptions of history. The End of Modernism portrays Auto-da-Fé as an exemplum of "analytic modernism," and in this sense a crucial endpoint in the progression of postwar conceptions of literary modernism.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-title
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  1. Series Note
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Foreword to the 2020 edition
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Introduction: Modernism in a Different Key
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  1. 1. The Novel(s) in the Novel: Modernism as Parody of Popular Realism
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  1. 2. “The truth is you’re a woman. You live for sensations.”: Misogyny as Cultural Critique
  2. pp. 43-75
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  1. 3. Self-Indulgent Philosophies of the Weimar Period: The Use and Abuse of Neoempiricism and Neo-Kantianism
  2. pp. 76-105
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  1. 4. The Hunchback of “Heaven”: Anti-Semitism and the Failure of Humanism
  2. pp. 106-136
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  1. 5. “An Impudent Choir of Croaking Frogs”: Freud and the Freudians as the Novel’s Secret Sharers
  2. pp. 137-173
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  1. 6. Neither Adorno nor Lukacs: Canetti’s Analytic Modernism
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469657431
Related ISBN
9781469657424
MARC Record
OCLC
1226643834
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-14
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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