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Author Gailus, Andreas, author.

Title Forms of life : aesthetics and biopolitics in German culture / Andreas Gailus
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 383 pages)
Series Signale: modern German letters, culture, and thought
Signale (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Contents The Cognition of Life and the Life of Cognition (Kant) -- Metamorphoses of Form (Goethe) -- Enter the Hybrid (Kleist) -- Life as Will (Nietzsche) -- Brains (Benn) -- The Infinite Specificity of Life (Musil)
Summary "Forms of Life brings the works of Kant, Goethe, Kleist, Nietzsche, Freud, Wittgenstein, Benn, Musil and others into critical conversation with contemporary discussions of vitalism and biopolitics" Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 17, 2020)
Subject Aesthetics, German.
Biopolitics -- Germany
German literature -- History and criticism.
Vitalism in literature.
Aesthetics, German.
German literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German
Vitalism in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019050398
ISBN 150174996X