Ulrich Weisstein's collection of 21 essays offers a comparative study of Expressionism as a Modernist movement whose dynamic core lay in Germany and Austria-Hungary, but which transformed artistic practices in other European countries. The focus, Weisstein argues, Amust be strictly and sharply aimed at a specific body of works and opinionsAa relatively dense core surrounded by a less clearly defined fringe zoneAindigenous to the German speaking countries.A The volume spans an AExpressionistA period extending from roughly 1910 to 1925. Weisstein himself contributes two introductory chapters on problems of definition and a thoughtful analysis of English Vorticism. An ample context is set by comparative essays concerned with international movements such as Futurism that had an impact on German Expressionist drama, prose, and poetry, together with essays on the adaptation of Expressionist forms in countries such as Poland, Russia, Hungary, South Slavic nations and the United States. These essays call attention to representative authors and artists, as well as to periodicals and artistic circles. Reviewers have praised not only the presentation of Aliterary links and interactionA among national cultures, but especially the Amost rewardingA interdisciplinary essays on Dada and on Expressionist painting, music, and film.Twenty-One Essays and a Bibliography Ulrich Weisstein. * Kreuzer, Helmut. ... GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM: SECONDARY LITERATURE IN GERMAN ( including foreign influences on German Expressionist literature) 1. General ( primarily books. ... Dissertation, University of Munich (Medical School), 1951 ... 79 pp.aContains two very important essays: aquot;Aber die dichterische deutsche Jugendaquot; (a lectureanbsp;...
|Title||:||Expressionism As an International Literary Phenomenon|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing - 1973-01-01|