Expressionism as an International Literary Phenomenon

Twenty-one essays and a bibliography

ISBN 9781588116703 | EUR 140.00 | USD 210.00
ISBN 9789027284808 | EUR 140.00 | USD 210.00
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, “must be strictly and sharply aimed at a specific body of works and opinions—a relatively dense core surrounded by a less clearly defined fringe zone—indigenous to the German speaking countries.” The volume spans an “Expressionist” 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 “literary links and interaction” among national cultures, but especially the “most rewarding” interdisciplinary essays on Dada and on Expressionist painting, music, and film.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: Librairie Marcel Didier and Akadémiai Kiadó
Table of Contents
Ulrich Weisstein
Expressionism as an internationaln literary phenomenon: Introduction
Ulrich Weisstein
Expressionism: "Style of "Weltanschauung?"
Ulrich Weisstein
Outline of the philosophic backgrounds of expressonism
György M. Vajda †
Foreign influences on German expressionist drama
H.F. Garten
Foreign influences on German expressionist poetry*
Reinold Grimm
Foreign influences on German expressionist Prose*
Armin Arnold
Dadiasm and expresionism
Richard Brinkmann
Expressionist literature and painting
Paul Hadermann
Expressionist literature and music
Henry A. Lea
A contributions to the definition of the expressionist film
Lotte H. Eisner
Vorticism: Expressionism English style*
Ulrich Weisstein
Expressionism in English drama and prose literature
Breon Mitchell
Expressionism in the American theatre*
Expressionist stage techniques in the Russian theater
Eugene Bristow
Expressionism in Scandinavia
Richard Vowles
Expressionism in Belgium and Holland
Paul Hadermann
Expressionism and the south slavs
Zoran Konstantinovic
Rumanian Expressionism*
Al. Dima
Expressionism in Hungary
Miklós Szabolcsi
Russian esxpressionism*
Jan Jozef Lipski
Expressionism as an international phenomenon
Ulrich Weisstein
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BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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