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Description - Twilight Memories by Andreas Huyssen

In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415909358
ISBN-10: 041590935X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 302
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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