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Contents List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments Chronology Introduction Neil H. Donahue Philosophical Background 1: Metaphysical Mimesis: Nietzsche's Geburt der Tragödie and the Aesthetics of Literary Expressionism Richard T. Gray Prose 2: Expressionist Prose Walter H. Sokel 3: Prosaic Intensities: The Short Prose of German Expressionism Rhys W. Williams 4: The Cutting Edge of German Expressionism: The Woodcut Novel of Frans Masereel and Its Influences Perry Willett Poetry 5: Menschheitsdämmerung: The Aging of the Canon Francis Michael Sharp 6: Choric Consciousness in Expressionist Poetry: Ernst Stadler, Else Lasker-Schüler, Georg Heym, Georg Trakl, Gottfried Benn James Rolleston 7: Performing the Poem: Rituals of Activism in Expressionist Poetry Klaus Weissenberger Drama 8: Provocation and Proclamation, Vision and Imagery: Expressionist Theater between German Idealism and Modernity Ernst Schürer 9: The Spirit of Expressionism ex machina: The Staging of Technology in Expressionist Drama Christa Spreizer Interdisciplinary 10: Intimate Strangers: Women in German Expressionism Barbara D. Wright 11: Expressionism and Cinema: Reflections on a Phantasmagoria of Film History Sabine Hake Select Bibliography Notes on the Contributors Index
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German literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.