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Exotic Spaces in German Modernism

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei


The exotic, it is demonstrated in this book, provokes central questions about the modern self and the spaces it inhabits as reflected in major works of German literature and in the philosophy and art that inspires it. Exotic spaces in the writings of such authors as Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Stefan Zweig, Robert Musil, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Gottfried Benn, and Bertold Brecht, along with the thought of Nietzsche, Freud, Levi-Strauss, and Simmel and the art of German Expressionism, are shown to present alternatives to and reconfigurations of the landscape and experience of modernity. In evocati ... More

Keywords: exotic, space, modernism, modernity, German literature, colonialism, expressionism, imaginative geography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604128
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, author
Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University