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dc.contributor.authorWilliam Roche, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T07:42:36Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T07:42:36Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifierONIX_20200623_9781469656793_110
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39862
dc.description.abstractThis book consists of close readings of four poems illustrating Gottfried Benn's developing conception of stillness or stasis: "Trunkene Flut" (1927), "Wer allein ist—" (1936), "Statische Gedichte" (1944), and "Reisen" (1950). Mark Roche pays particular attention to the interrelation of form and content, and he uncovers previously overlooked allusions to thinkers such as Aristotle, Seneca, and Meister Eckhart. Benn's supposedly pure poetry of stasis is in reality an expression of opposition to nazi ideology, Roche argues, and should be viewed in the context of inner emigration. Nevertheless, Benn's opposition to nazism unwittingly rests on the same decisionistic foundation as the power positivism he deplores. Benn's well-intentioned critique of nazism is ultimately unsuccessful. The book concludes with a theoretical postscript that suggest ways in which intellectual history could be made productive for literary interpretation and provides arguments in favor of an "aesthetic" analysis attentive to both formal structures and philosophical coherence.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.otherPoetry
dc.subject.otherGerman Studies
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.titleGottfried Benn's Static Poetry
dc.title.alternativeAesthetic and Intellectual-Historical Interpretations
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5149/9781469656793_Roche
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b4cf74-8c0a-422f-9d27-e862ca722861
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of North Carolina Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://uncpress.org/
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0314e571-4102-4526-b014-3ed8f2d6750a
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name National Endowment for the Humanities
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virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
oapen.series.number112
oapen.pages142
oapen.place.publicationChapel Hill
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oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program
oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program


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