Chapter

The Creature

Helmut Lethen

in Cool Conduct

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780520201095
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916418 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520201095.003.0006
The Creature

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This chapter explains that the creature clarifies the other side of modern consciousness. It notes that while the radar type moves among the mass communication media like a fish in water, the creature feels put upon. It states that the new objectivity assaults on the creature in expressionism may not do justice to it, but they correctly indicate the prominent position this figure occupies in the literature from 1910 to 1920. It explains that emblematically, the creature links the de-naturing of man to his redemption. It further elaborates that Zweig's Grischa character presents the greatest discrepancy imaginable to Brecht's creations. This chapter also evaluates the case of Angerstein.

Keywords: creature; modern consciousness; expressionism; de-naturing; Zweig; Grischa character; Brecht; Angerstein

Chapter.  7902 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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