Complex Pleasure: Forms of Feeling in German Literature

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Complex Pleasure deals with questions of literary feeling in eight major German writers--Lessing, Kant, Holderlin, Nietzsche, Musil, Kafka, Trakl, and Benjamin. On the basis of close readings of these authors Stanley Corngold makes vivid the following ideas: that where there is literature there is complex pleasure; that this pleasure is complex because it involves the impression of a disclosure; that this thought is foremost in the minds of a number of canonical writers; that important literary works in the German ...

Complex Pleasure: Forms of Feeling in German Literature 1998, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804729390

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Complex Pleasure: Forms of Feeling in German Literature 1998, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804729406

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