The French Connection: Yvan Goll and Georg Kaiser

RL Vilain

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Over the past two decades, interest in the links between Expressionism and modernity has provided new impulses for research on Georg Kaiser. The contributions to this volume build upon the current concern with re-contextualising Kaiser’s works beyond the boundaries of Expressionism. Carol Diethe explores Kaiser’s views on women and female sexuality; Axel Goodbody approaches Kaiser’s understanding of nature and technology from an eco-critical perspective; Rhys W. Williams works out the affinities between Kaiser’s dramatic works of 1916–18 and Gustav Landauer’s anarcho-socialist critique of modernisation; Frank Krause sketches the significance of Landauer’s philosophy for Kaiser’s notion of literature as an aesthetic sacrament; Robert Vilain reconstructs the points of contact between Yvan Goll and Kaiser and analyses Goll’s unpublished translation of Kaiser’s »Von morgens bis mitternachts«; and Ulrike Zitzlsperger interprets Kaiser’s »Der Silbersee« as a folk-tale caught up between Expressionism and ›New Objectivity‹.
Translated title of the contributionThe French Connection: Yvan Goll and Georg Kaiser
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeorg Kaiser and Modernity
EditorsFrank Krause
PublisherVandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Pages103 - 121
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783899712452
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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