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In an essay on Peter Weiss, W. G. Sebald remarked observes that ‘the grotesque deformities of our inner lives have their background and origin in collective social history’. Weiss's works explore the relationships between writing and action, aesthetics and politics. This short essay discusses some fragments of texts by Weiss, asking how subjects formed and (grotesquely) deformed by history can continue to resist or intervene to alter its course.
Title
Resistance I
Author(s)
Hannah Proctor
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In an essay on Peter Weiss, W. G. Sebald remarked observes that ‘the grotesque deformities of our inner lives have their background and origin in collective social history’. Weiss's works explore the relationships between writing and action, aesthetics and politics. This short essay discusses some fragments of texts by Weiss, asking how subjects formed and (grotesquely) deformed by history can continue to resist or intervene to alter its course.
Is Part Of
Re-
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
2019
Subject
Peter Weiss
W. G. Sebald
Marxism
resistance
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Language
en-GB
short title
Resistance I
page start
113
page end
120
Source
Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 113–20
Bibliographic Citation
Hannah Proctor, ‘Resistance I’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 113–20 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_14>
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