Marking Time in a Culture of Amnesia
By (author) Andreas Huyssen
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Twilight Memories by Andreas Huyssen
Book DescriptionIn this new collection of essays on memory and amnesia in the postmodern world, cultural critic Andreas Huyssen considers how nationalism, literature, art, politics, and the media are obsessed with the past. The great paradox of our fin-de-siecle culture is that novelty is even more associated with memory than with future expectation. Drawing heavily on the dilemmas of contemporary Germany, Huyssen's discussion of cultural memory illustrates the nature of contemporary nationalism, the work of such artists and thinkers as Anselm Kiefer, Alexander Kluge, and Jean Baudrillard, and many others. The book includes illustrations from contemporary Germany.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415909358
(229mm x 178mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Miniature Metropolis, Hardback (April 2015)
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Present Pasts, Paperback (January 2003)
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Doris Salcedo, Paperback (October 2000)
A contemplation of the renowned Colombian artist's uncanny sculptural works.
Twilight Memories, Hardback (May 1995)» View all books by Andreas Huyssen
Focusing on memory and amnesia in the postmodern world, Andreas Huyssen considers how nationalism, literature, art, politics and the media are obsessed with the past.
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Author Biography - Andreas Huyssen
Andreas Huyssen is a Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
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