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Weimar culture: the outsider as insider.

Peter Gay

Weimar culture: the outsider as insider.

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Germany -- Intellectual life.,
  • Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 165-197.

    SeriesHarper torchbooks -- TB1482.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv,205 p.
    Number of Pages205
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14101278M

    I wanted to read about Weimar Germany, not the Nazis. Paul Abraham the composer who is not mentioned has already outlasted Karl Abraham the psychoanalyst who isand I suspect that the music of Paul Lincke who does not appear either will still be performed when many of the worthy academics have been forgotten. German visual art, music, and literature were all strongly influenced by German Expressionism at the start of the Weimar Republic. There is even a brief history of the Weimar Republic included. For instance, German artists had moved from impressionism to expressionism well before the foundation of the Republic—Kadinsky wrote Uber das Geistige in der Kunst in —as had German composers from the brooding romanticism of Brahms and Bruch to varying degrees of atonalism and serialism—Schoenberg completed the twelve-tone system in

    Gay makes a strong Weimar culture: the outsider as insider. book for his thesis that Weimar culture was a culture of outsiders operating on the inside, and for that reason was doomed to fail. The early years were years of civil war, then in the wall street crash brought down such political stability as there had been a revolving door of temperamental coalition governments which mostly managed to last about a year or so before they needed to be broken apart and reassembled like building blocks. It is not uninteresting to find Heitert Marcuse mentioned here among those working for the Institut fur Sozialforschung at Frank- furt in the early 'thirties. Apart from these inherent weaknesses, much innovation was being made in the Weimar Republic that propelled modernism and mirrored much of the cultural dissonance that was to be a prized response of the 20th century. Caligari mauled into a conservative direction during the writing process and unfortunately influentialmuch more on Historians than a casual reader might want to find though I did like his placing of Kantorowicz's Frederick the Second: — in it's Weimar context with Kantorowicz as a war veteran in the circle of Stefan Georgand surprisingly little on the visual arts.

    I was motivated to finally read this book, which had been on my To Be Read List for a very long time. That said, the Weimar period was also a time when unlikely figures became part of the German conversation, especially in the university and in politics as the conservatives who supported the war were displaced. And great nations can collapse. Der Zauberberg inwas of cardinal impor- tance. German artists made multiple cultural contributions in the fields of literatureartarchitecturemusicdancedramaand the new medium of the motion picture. Not surprisingly, the old autocratic German establishment saw it as 'decadent art', a view shared by Adolf Hitler who became Chancellor of Germany in January


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Hitler's actions are legally wrong and have destroyed the Weimar Republic. I know it is a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking as it may already to be too late but at least we will understand our times better. For instance, in a number of chapters Gay discusses Walter Gropius and the significance of the Bauhaus.

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Writing inGay was concerned to make his work also Weimar culture: the outsider as insider. book mes While this book is little more than a reflective essay on certain key points its author is interested in, it remains a profoundly interesting and influential text.

Is he too delicate, not outspoken enough, to say that the extra- ordinary prevalence of Jews anapng the dominant writers, artists and scientists—from Freud and Einstein to Reinhardt—was bound to provoke a reaction unless those Jews be- haved with imaginative restraint in the new circumstances?

It is an extremely dense, hectic, but generally, elegant read on what made the Weimar Republic such a heady, flimsy, and tragic affair. It deserves particular applause, too, for the emphasis placed upon the fact that the creative moment of modernism came under the Kaiser before I—what was it that happened to kill tradi- tionalism between and the end of peace?

Bauhaus -style designs are distinctive, and synonymous with modern design. Many Fascist and Nazi phrases are in current use among those who think themselves Maoist, only not those expressing the thirst for a leader.

The accomplishment here is in avoiding outlandish claims or overly-simplistic arguments regarding causality, or tying Weimar's demise to some German political culture wholly dependent on authority or murderous nationalism, even as Gay identifies themes across many social and artistic fields.

From Goodreads. Still one hundred and fifty pages is not very much. Designers from these movements turned their energy towards a variety of objects, from furniture, to typography, to buildings.

The Weimar Culture : The Outsider as Insider by Weimar Gay and Peter Gay (2001, Paperback, Reprint)

Basically, a lot of people are trying to figure out how to avoid their fate. This is an important read for those who are particularly interested in the interrugnum period between WWI and WWII, and some of the after effects of the Paris Weimar culture: the outsider as insider. book of Similarly, the New Left rapidly found itself alienated from the American mainstream, being accused of having lost the war in Vietnam, and being maced and arrested for trying to make its voice heard by the Democratic Party it thought of as an ally.

He also edited a collection of Freud's writings called The Freud Reader. Apart from these inherent weaknesses, much innovation was being made in the Weimar Republic that propelled modernism and mirrored much of the cultural dissonance that was to be a prized response of the 20th century.

I was motivated to finally read this book, which had been on my To Be Read List for a very long time. Louis whose passengers were eventually denied visas but fortuitously changed their booking to an earlier voyage to Cuba. One also wonders if the Weimar culture: the outsider as insider.

book insistence on pointing out the thinly veiled gay subtext of the scene might not be a tad overstated. Caligari mauled into a conservative direction during the writing process and unfortunately influentialmuch more on Historians than a casual reader might want to find though I did like his placing of Kantorowicz's Frederick the Second: — in it's Weimar context with Kantorowicz as a war veteran in the circle of Stefan Georgand surprisingly little on the visual arts.

Artists gravitating towards this aesthetic defined themselves by rejecting the themes of expressionism—romanticism, fantasy, subjectivity, raw emotion and impulse—and focused instead on precision, deliberateness, and depicting the factual and the real.

His book has clearly been a labor of love, and despite the difficulties of doing justice to so many disparate trends in various fields, he has succeeded exceedingly well. For instance, without any citations, Gay makes the following claim: "What Gropius taught, and what most Germans did not want to learn, was the lesson of Bacon, Descartes, and the Enlightenment: that one must confront the world and dominate it, that the cures for the ills of modernity is more, and the right kind of modernity.

While the thesis has many critics, it has been widely accepted by Anglophone scholars and has been reinforced by the large-scale studies by Robert DarntonRoy Porter and most recently by Jonathan Israel. There is even a brief history of the Weimar Republic included.Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider Peter Gay.

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