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By Neil H. Donahue

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Greater than the other avant-garde circulation, German Expressionism captures the innovative depth of twentieth-century modernity in all its contrasts and conflicts. In non-stop eruptions from 1905 to 1925, Expressionism dissatisfied reigning practices within the arts: in its such a lot consultant style of portray and the visible arts, robust figurations and dynamic abstractions supplanted placid realism, and a palette of vividly luminescent shades eclipsed subdued earth tones. In literature, the switch was once both stark: a heady intellectualism mixed with dramatic gesture, photograph visions, exuberant feelings and pressing proclamations --along with a brand new experience of the unexplored efficiency and power of uncooked language -- to forge forceful kinds of verbal expression. Expressionism brought into paintings, either visible and verbal, an incredibly new depth with many aspects and plenty of faces. This quantity offers German Expressionism when it comes to its literature, that's some distance much less recognized within the English-speaking international, with essays through major students on Expressionism's philosophical origins, its thematic preoccupations, and its divergent stylistic manifestations in and throughout diverse genres via writers whose universal bond is depth and whose strains at the web page learn just like the gouges of a woodcut. An interdisciplinary part addresses Expressionism's gender relatives, how ladies seemed within the literature after which disappeared from literary background, and the way the classy impulses of Expressionism entered into movie as a brand new expertise of expression, a brand new kind of visible narrative. This quantity demonstrates how, among its origins in philosophy and its afterlife in movie, Expressionism's aesthetic energies stretched and revised the bounds of traditional literary genres into tremendously new and diversified varieties: in lots of methods, the margins are crucial to the experimental paintings of Expressionism. This quantity beneficial properties figures similar to Georg Kaiser, Walter Hasenclever, and Ernst Toller in drama; Gottfried Benn, Georg Heym, Else Lasker-Sch?ler, and Georg Trakl in poetry; Alfred D?blin, Carl Einstein, and Carl Sternheim in prose, to call quite a few. opposed to the history of the journals, exhibitions, and anthologies, the caf? assembly areas and public lifetime of Expressionism, the volume's hugely centred, intrinsic analyses of texts and complete overviews of extrinsic contexts (and of the main up to date study) exhibits the fervor and complexity of the interval and its effulgent literary formations. Neil H. Donahue is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Hofstra collage.

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