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Author Werner, Meike, author.

Title Germany's other modernism : the Jena paradigm, 1900-1914 / Meike G. Werner ; translated by Stephen D. Dowden
Published Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2023


Description 1 online resource (x, 333 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Contents Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Prologue -- The stage, or: Genius loci -- The publisher as founder of a cultural empire: Eugen Diederichs in Jena -- "Away from Berlin" and literature in Jena: Helene Voigt-Diederichs -- Dancing on the Volcano: "Young Jena" -- Epilogue: What they wanted, what they became -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "Demonstrates, contrary to conventional wisdom, that European modernism developed not only in the great metropolitan centers, but also in provincial cities such as Jena. The conventional wisdom is that the cultural sea change that was European modernism arose in urban centers like Berlin, Paris, Munich, and Vienna. Meike G. Werner's book, now in English translation, is a study of modernism in the provinces. Taking the small provincial city of Jena as a paradigmatic case, it re-creates the very different social and intellectual framework in which modernist experimentation occurred beyond the metropolitan centers. Invented traditions, social and spatial "liminality," and new ideas of social and aesthetic transformation combined in Jena to create a unique moment of cultural innovation. In the years leading up to the First World War, the Jena publisher Eugen Diederichs envisioned and guided the development of this alternative modernism. Taken up by young writers including Diederichs's wife Helene Voigt-Diederichs, numerous intellectual outsiders from across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and members of the Free Student movement and of Jena's Sera Circle, this "other" modernism was above all a youth movement, full of energy and bold optimism. Figures such as Rudolf Carnap, Wilhelm Flitner, Hans Freyer, Karl Korsch, and Elisabeth Busse-Wilson emerged from this Jena paradigm. Werner pieces together the story of Jena's modernism in its full richness, complexity, and inner contradictions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 23, 2023)
Subject Eugen Diederichs Verlag.
SUBJECT Eugen Diederichs Verlag fast
Subject LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German
Intellectual life
Manners and customs
SUBJECT Jena (Germany) -- Intellectual life
Jena (Germany) -- Social life and customs
Germany -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Subject Germany
Germany -- Jena
Form Electronic book
Author Dowden, Stephen D., translator.
LC no. 2022053441
ISBN 9781800108912
Other Titles Moderne in der Provinz. English