Publisher :Penguin UK Release Date :2019-03-28 ISBN 13:0241382971 Total Pages :208 pages Rating :4.4/5 (241 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Artificial Silk Girl :
Download or Read book The Artificial Silk Girl written by Irmgard Keun and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2019-03-28 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Doris is going to be a big star. Wearing a stolen fur coat and recently fired from her office job, she takes an all-night train to Berlin to make it in the movies. But what she encounters in the city is not fame and fortune, but gnawing hunger, seedy bars, and exploitative men - and as Doris sinks ever lower, she resorts to desperate measures to survive. Very funny and intensely moving, this is a dazzling portrait of roaring Berlin in the 1920s, and a poignant exploration of the doomed pursuit of fame and glamour.
Publisher : Release Date :2008 ISBN 13:9783836618403 Total Pages :144 pages Rating :4.1/5 (618 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Das Bild der Neuen Frau im Frühwerk Irmgard Keuns :
Download or Read book Das Bild der Neuen Frau im Frühwerk Irmgard Keuns written by Kerstin Haunhorst and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "Gilgi" (1931) und "Das kunstseidene Mdchen" (1932) werden zu Beststellerromanen der jungen Irmgard Keun. Am Ende der Weimarer Republik sind sie Spiegelbilder der gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung in der jungen Demokratie und liefern mit ihren Protagonistinnen Vorbilder fr eine neue Generation von Frauen. Keuns Heldinnen Gilgi und Doris verkrpern den damaligen Modetypus der "Neuen Frau" und formulieren die gesellschaftlichen Aufstiegswnsche der kleinen Angestellten. Sie sind sportlich, tragen Bubikopf, wirken selbstbewusst und emanzipiert und bestehen auf ihr Recht der vorehelichen Liebesbezi.
Publisher :Penguin UK Release Date :2009-01-29 ISBN 13:0141908823 Total Pages :208 pages Rating :4.4/5 (141 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Child of All Nations :
Download or Read book Child of All Nations written by Irmgard Keun and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2009-01-29 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Kully knows some things you don’t learn at school. She knows the right way to roll a cigarette and pack a suitcase. She knows that cars are more dangerous than lions. She knows you can’t enter a country without a passport or visa. And she knows that she and her parents can’t go back to Germany again – her father’s books are banned there. But there are also things she doesn’t understand, like why there might be a war in Europe – just that there are men named Hitler, Mussolini and Chamberlain involved. Little Kully is far more interested where their next meal will come from and the ladies who seem to buzz around her father. Meanwhile she and her parents roam through Europe. Her mother would just like to settle down, but as her restless father struggles to find a new publisher, the three must escape from country to country as their visas expire, money runs out and hotel bills mount up.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2004-04-05 ISBN 13:9780521483926 Total Pages :326 pages Rating :4.8/5 (483 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel :
Download or Read book The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel written by Graham Bartram and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-04-05 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Publisher Description
Publisher :Penguin Classics Release Date :2019-12-03 ISBN 13:9780241391808 Total Pages :240 pages Rating :4.9/5 (391 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Gilgi, One of Us :
Download or Read book Gilgi, One of Us written by Irmgard Keun and published by Penguin Classics. This book was released on 2019-12-03 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Gilgi knows where she's going in life- she's ambitious, determined and fearless. She's not even derailed when her parents drop a massive bombshell on her twenty-first birthday. But then she meets the charming but aimless Martin, and for the first time, Gilgi finds herself blown bewilderingly and dangerously off-course. Set in Cologne against the backdrop of rising Nazism, Irmgard Keun's astonishing debut electrified Weimar Germany. With its frank exploration of sex, abortion, work and love, it feels as fresh today as when it first appeared.
Publisher :Cornell University Press Release Date :2014-05-15 ISBN 13:0801469694 Total Pages :236 pages Rating :4.0/5 (81 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Berlin Coquette :
Download or Read book Berlin Coquette written by Jill Suzanne Smith and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-15 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: During the late nineteenth century the city of Berlin developed such a reputation for lawlessness and sexual licentiousness that it came to be known as the "Whore of Babylon." Out of this reputation for debauchery grew an unusually rich discourse around prostitution. In Berlin Coquette, Jill Suzanne Smith shows how this discourse transcended the usual clichés about prostitutes and actually explored complex visions of alternative moralities or sexual countercultures including the "New Morality" articulated by feminist radicals, lesbian love, and the "New Woman." Combining extensive archival research with close readings of a broad spectrum of texts and images from the late Wilhelmine and Weimar periods, Smith recovers a surprising array of productive discussions about extramarital sexuality, women’s financial autonomy, and respectability. She highlights in particular the figure of the cocotte (Kokotte), a specific type of prostitute who capitalized on the illusion of respectable or upstanding womanhood and therefore confounded easy categorization. By exploring the semantic connections between the figure of the cocotte and the act of flirtation (of being coquette), Smith’s work presents flirtation as a type of social interaction through which both prostitutes and non-prostitutes in Imperial and Weimar Berlin could express extramarital sexual desire and agency.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2000-03-23 ISBN 13:9780521656283 Total Pages :420 pages Rating :4.5/5 (656 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A History of Women's Writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland :
Download or Read book A History of Women's Writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland written by Jo Catling and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2000-03-23 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: An introduction to, and overview of, women's writing in German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Publisher :Peter Lang Release Date :2007 ISBN 13:9783039109005 Total Pages :358 pages Rating :4.0/5 (19 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt German Art 1907-1937 :
Download or Read book German Art 1907-1937 written by Martin Ignatius Gaughan and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book examines the responses of visual artists, including architects, designers and photographers, to the technological and social modernisation of Germany during the first three decades of the twentieth century. It investigates how these aspects of the modernising process inform both the subject matter and formal innovations of their work. The study analyses how these visual practices were not just the concerns of isolated and enclosed art worlds but had wider social resonances, ranging from the debates concerning the reformist objectives of the Deutscher Werkbund (1907) to the National Socialist ideological onslaught on modernist culture culminating in the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibitions of 1937. Many of the artists encountered here were radicalised by the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the November 1918 Revolution in Germany, experiences which effected change in their conceptualising of cultural production and its social function: their modes of working, however, would also set challenging markers for what forms art might take for the twentieth century. The book is, therefore, both a study of art in complex political and sociocultural contexts and a reflection on how engagement with a social imagination can challenge a tradition based on the assumptions of individual imaginings.
Publisher :Penguin Classics Release Date :2020-04-23 ISBN 13:9780241391822 Total Pages :144 pages Rating :4.9/5 (391 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt After Midnight :
Download or Read book After Midnight written by Irmgard Keun and published by Penguin Classics. This book was released on 2020-04-23 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Nineteen-year-old Sanna just wants to drink her beer in peace, but that's difficult when Hitler has come to town and his motorcade is blocking the streets of Frankfurt. And now life seems more complicated every day. Her best friend Gerti is in love with a Jewish boy, her brother writes books that have been put on a black list and her own aunt may denounce her to the authorities at any moment... Keun's masterpiece, written after she had fled Nazi Germany, captures the hysteria and horror of the era with devastating vividness and redemptive humour.
Publisher :SUNY Press Release Date :2000-06-08 ISBN 13:9780791445792 Total Pages :348 pages Rating :4.4/5 (445 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Facing Fascism and Confronting the Past :
Download or Read book Facing Fascism and Confronting the Past written by Elke P. Frederiksen and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2000-06-08 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Examines German women's literary and cultural representations of the Nazi era.
Publisher :Yale University Press Release Date :2016-01-01 ISBN 13:0300204663 Total Pages :328 pages Rating :4.0/5 (3 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Fake Silk :
Download or Read book Fake Silk written by Paul David Blanc and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protectives steps are taken? This disturbing book tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations, and economics trumping safety concerns. It explores the century-long history of "fake silk," or cellulose viscose, used to produce such products as rayon textiles and tires, cellophane, and everyday kitchen sponges. Paul Blanc uncovers the grim history of a product that crippled and even served a death sentence to many industry workers while also releasing toxic carbon disulfide into the environment. Viscose, an innovative and lucrative product first introduced in the early twentieth century, quickly became a multinational corporate enterprise. Blanc investigates industry practices from the beginning through two highly profitable world wars, the midcentury export of hazardous manufacturing to developing countries, and the current "greenwashing" of viscose as an eco-friendly product. Deeply researched and boldly presented, this book brings to light an industrial hazard whose egregious history ranks with those of asbestos, lead, and mercury.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2021-06-03 ISBN 13:1350192910 Total Pages :288 pages Rating :4.5/5 (35 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Materials, Practices, and Politics of Shine in Modern Art and Popular Culture :
Download or Read book Materials, Practices, and Politics of Shine in Modern Art and Popular Culture written by Antje Krause-Wahl and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Shine allures and awakens desire. As a phenomenon of perception shiny things and materials fascinate and tantalize. They are a formative element of material culture, promising luxury, social distinction and the hope of limitless experience and excess. Since the early twentieth century the mass production, dissemination and popularization of synthetic materials that produce heretofore-unknown effects of shine have increased. At the same time, shine is subjectified as “glamor” and made into a token of performative self-empowerment. The volume illuminates genealogical as well as systematic relationships between material phenomena of shine and cultural-philosophical concepts of appearance, illusion, distraction and glare in bringing together renowned scholars from various disciplines.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2019-03-19 ISBN 13:9004384251 Total Pages :216 pages Rating :4.0/5 (4 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Literature as Document :
Download or Read book Literature as Document written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-03-19 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Literature as Document considers the relationship between documents and literary texts in Western Literature of the 1930s and attempts to provide answers to the problematic nature of that relationship.
Publisher :Königshausen & Neumann Release Date :2006 ISBN 13:9783826032417 Total Pages :384 pages Rating :4.3/5 (32 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Practicing Modernity :
Download or Read book Practicing Modernity written by Carmel Finnan and published by Königshausen & Neumann. This book was released on 2006 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Vorwort - I. Sharp: Women and Weimar Berlin - C. Ujma: Theories of Masculinity and the Avant-Garde - T. Elsaesser: The Camera in the Kitchen: Grete Schütte-Lihotsky and Domestic Modernity - A. Baumhoff: Women in the Bauhaus: Gender Issues in Weimar Culture - D. Rowe: Painting herself. Lotte Laserstein between subject and object - U. Seiderer: Between Minor Sculpture and Promethean Creativity. The Position of Käthe Kollwitz in Weimar's Discourse on Art - C. Finnan: Photographers between Challenge and Conformity. Yva's Career and Ruvre - K. Bruns: Thea von Harbou. Writing Skills and Film Aesthetics - J. Trimborn: Leni Riefenstahl's Career before Hitler: Success-stories of an Outsider - C. Schönfeld: Lotte Reiniger and the Art of Animation - A. Lareau: The Blonde Lady Sings. Women in Weimar Cabaret - I. C. Gil: 'Jede Frau ist eine Tänzerin...' The Gender of Dance in Weimar Culture - B. Maier-Katkin: Anna Seghers, Irmgard Keun. A Discourse on Emancipation and Social Circumstance - C. Ujma: Gabriele Tergit and Berlin: Women, City and Modernity - C. Finnan: Marieluise Fleißer's Self-Reflections on the Female Writer - J. Redmann: Else Lasker-Schüler versus the Weimar Publishing Industry. Genius, Gender, Politics, and the Literary Market - J. Warren: Contrasted Heroines in Two Plays by Ilse Langner. A Dramatist at 'Weimar's End' - L. Soares: Vicky Baum and Gina Kaus: Vienna, Berlin, Hollywood
Publisher :Princeton University Press Release Date :1999 ISBN 13:9780691002385 Total Pages :302 pages Rating :4.0/5 (2 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Art of Taking a Walk :
Download or Read book The Art of Taking a Walk written by Anke Gleber and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Anke Gleber examines one of the most intriguing and characteristic figures of European urban modernity: the observing city stroller, or flaneur. In an age transformed by industrialism, the flaneur drifted through city streets, inspired and repelled by the surrounding scenes of splendor and squalor. Gleber examines this often elusive figure in the particular contexts of Weimar Germany and the intellectual sphere of Walter Benjamin, with whom the concept of flanerie is often associated. She sketches the European influences that produced the German flaneur and establishes the figure as a pervasive presence in Weimar culture, as well as a profound influence on modern perceptions of public space. The book begins by exploring the theory of literary flanerie and the technological changes--street lighting, public transportation, and the emergence of film--that gave a new status to the activities of seeing and walking in the modern city. Gleber then assesses the place of flanerie in works by Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, and other representatives of Weimar literature, arts, and theory. She draws particular attention to the works of Franz Hessel, a Berlin flaneur who argued that flanerie is a "reading" of the city that perceives passersby, streets, and fleeting impressions as the transitory signs of modernity. Gleber also examines connections between flanerie and Weimar film, and discusses female flanerie as a means of asserting female subjectivity in the public realm. The book is a deeply original and searching reassessment of the complex intersections among modernity, vision, and public space.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2015-05-20 ISBN 13:1137523158 Total Pages :277 pages Rating :4.3/5 (137 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Science of Beauty :
Download or Read book The Science of Beauty written by Annelie Ramsbrock and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-05-20 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: What did the cosmetic practices of middle-class women in the nineteenth century have in common with the repair of men's bodies mutilated in war? What did the New Woman of the Weimar years have to do with the field of social medicine that emerged in the same period? They were all part of a conversation about the cosmetic modification of bodies, a debate shaped by scientific knowledge and normative social models. Conceived as a cultural history, this book examines the history of artificially created beauty in Germany from the late Enlightenment to the early days of National Socialist rule.
Publisher :Harvard University Press Release Date :2015 ISBN 13:0674416724 Total Pages :363 pages Rating :4.7/5 (674 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Miniature Metropolis :
Download or Read book Miniature Metropolis written by Andreas Huyssen and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Andreas Huyssen explores the history and theory of metropolitan miniatures—short prose pieces about urban life written for European newspapers. His fine-grained readings open vistas into German critical theory and the visual arts, revealing the miniature to be one of the few genuinely innovative modes of spatialized writing created by modernism.