Hermann Broch Hugo von Hofmannsthal and His Time: The European Imagination, 1860-1920 PDF

Hermann Broch Hugo von Hofmannsthal and His Time: The European Imagination, 1860-1920 PDF

Hugo von Hofmannsthal and His Time: The European Imagination, 1860-1920

Hermann Broch 1886 1951 is remembered among English speaking readers for his novels The Sleepwalkers and The Death of Virgil, and among German speaking readers for his novels as well as his works on moral and political philosophy, his aesthetic theory, and his varied criticism This study reveals Broch as a major historian as well, one who believes that true historical u Hermann Broch 1886 1951 is remembered among English speaking readers for his novels The Sleepwalkers and The Death of Virgil, and among German speaking readers for his novels as well as his works on moral and political philosophy, his aesthetic theory, and his varied criticism This study reveals Broch as a major historian as well, one who believes that true historical understanding requires the faculties of both poet and philosopher Through an analysis of the changing thought and career of the Austrian poet, librettist, and essaist Hugo von Hofmannsthal 1874 1929 , Broch attempts to define and analyze the major intellectual issues of the European fin de si cle, a period that he characterizes according to the Nietzschean concepts of the breakdown of rationality and the loss of a central value system The result is a major examination of European thought as well as a comparative study of political systems and artistic styles

Title : Hugo von Hofmannsthal and His Time: The European Imagination, 1860-1920
Author :  Hermann Broch
Language : English
Isbn : 0226075141
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 207 pages

Rating: 4.3

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