Weimar on the Pacific (Paperback)
German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism #41)
University of California Press, 9780520257955, 382pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 2008
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Weimar on the Pacific is the first book to examine these artists and intellectuals as a group. Ehrhard Bahr studies selected works of Adorno, Horkheimer, Brecht, Lang, Neutra, Schindler, Döblin, Mann, and Schoenberg, weighing Los Angeles’s influence on them and their impact on German modernism. Touching on such examples as film noir and Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus, Bahr shows how this community of exiles reconstituted modernism in the face of the traumatic political and historical changes they were living through.
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