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New PDF release: After 1945: Latency as Origin of the Present

By Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

ISBN-10: 080478518X

ISBN-13: 9780804785181

what's it the legacy that humankind has been dwelling with when you consider that 1945? We have been as soon as confident that point was once the agent of swap. yet some time past decade or , our event of time has been remodeled. expertise preserves and inundates us with the previous, and we understand our destiny as a suite of converging and dangerous inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation, international warming, overpopulation. beaten via those horizons, we are living in an ever broadening current. In choosing the existing temper of the post-World warfare II decade as that of "latency," Gumbrecht returns to the period while this modification within the velocity and constitution of time emerged and exhibits the way it formed the trajectory of his personal postwar iteration.
Those born after 1945, and particularly these born in Germany, might have loved not anything greater than to place the catastrophic occasions and explosions of the prior in the back of them, yet that risk remained foreclosed or simply out of succeed in. global literatures and cultures of the postwar years display this to were a greatly shared obstacle: they trace at can provide unfulfilled and obsess over dishonesty and undesirable religion; they transmit the feeling of confinement and the shortcoming to increase.
After 1945 belies its subject matter of entrapment. Gumbrecht hasn't ever been restricted via slender disciplinary limitations, and his newest inquiry is either far-ranging and experimental. It combines autobiography with German heritage and world-historical research, delivering insightful reflections on Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan, unique exegesis of the idea of Martin Heidegger and Jean Paul Sartre, and superb reflections on cultural phenomena starting from Edith Piaf to the Kinsey document. This own and philosophical tackle the final century is of speedy relevance to our identification today.

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