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The Principles of Life on Black Friday - Chronicle of Emotions, Notebook 1

English · Hardback

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A highly readable and lighthearted, yet intellectual-stimulating exploration of the modern human condition.

This volume concerns itself with the question of time, from the description of a brief fragment passing by in a matter of minutes to stories of the unexpected stock-market crash of 1929, a once-in-a-century event that Europeans call 'Black Friday' because Wall Street's collapse reached the Old World one day later. Through this exploration of time, Kluge ponders some fundamental questions not altered by the passing of time: What can I trust? How can I protect myself? What should I be afraid of? Our age today has achieved a new kind of obscurity. We've encountered a pandemic. We've witnessed the Capitol riots. We see before us inflation, war, and a burning planet. We gaze at the world with suspense. What we need in our lives is orientation--just like ships that navigate the high seas. We might just find that in Kluge's vignettes and stories.

About the author

Alexander Kluge is one of the major German fiction writers of the late twentieth century and an important social critic. As a filmmaker, he is credited with the launch of the New German Cinema movement. Martin Chalmers (1948-2014) was a Berlin-based translator from Glasgow. He translated some of the best-known German-language writers, including Herta Müller, Elfriede Jelinek, and Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Richard Langston is professor of German literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Dark Matter: A Guide to Alexander Klugeand Oskar Negt, editor of Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader, and the lead translator of Kluge and Oskar Negt's History and Obstinacy.

Product details

Authors Martin Chalmers, Alexander Kluge, Richard Langston
Assisted by Martin Chalmers (Translation), Richard Langston (Translation)
Publisher Seagull Books London Ltd
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 18.09.2023
EAN 9781803092249
ISBN 978-1-80309-224-9
No. of pages 278
Dimensions 236 mm x 161 mm x 19 mm
Weight 444 g
Series German List
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies

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