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Twilight Memories

Marking Time in a Culture of Amnesia

Twilight Memories by Andreas Huyssen
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In this new collection of essays on memory and amnesia in the postmodern world, cultural critic Andreas Huyssen considers how nationalism, literature, art, politics, and the media are obsessed with the past. The great paradox of our fin-de-siecle culture is that novelty is even more associated with memory than with future expectation. Drawing heavily on the dilemmas of contemporary Germany, Huyssen's discussion of cultural memory illustrates the nature of contemporary nationalism, the work of such artists and thinkers as Anselm Kiefer, Alexander Kluge, and Jean Baudrillard, and many others. The book includes illustrations from contemporary Germany.

Taylor and Francis; November 2012
302 pages; ISBN 9781136042300
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Title: Twilight Memories
Author: Andreas Huyssen
 
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