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Alexander Kluge

Autor(a) de The Devil's Blind Spot

111+ Works 831 Membros 8 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Alexander Kluge, born in Germany in 1932, is a lawyer and a media magnate as well as a world-famous author and filmmaker (Yesterday Girl, The Female Patriot, Germany in Autumn). Kluge has been called "that most enlightened of writers" (W. G. Sebald), "astounding, improbable, illuminating" (Jrgen mostrar mais Habermas), and "essential, brilliant" (Susan Sontag). He has won Germany's highest literary awards, including the Georg Bchner Prize. mostrar menos
Image credit: Alexander Kluge, 2008. Photo by user Dontworry / Wikimedia Commons.


Obras por Alexander Kluge

The Devil's Blind Spot (2003) 70 exemplares
History and Obstinacy (1981) 50 exemplares
December: 39 Stories, 39 Pictures (2010) 48 exemplares
Cinema Stories (2007) 47 exemplares
Air Raid (2008) — Autor — 44 exemplares
Case Histories (1964) 33 exemplares
The Battle (1967) 31 exemplares
Dispatches from Moments of Calm (2013) 24 exemplares
Die Herzlichkeit der Vernunft (2017) 21 exemplares
Ur känslornas historia (2000) 18 exemplares
Russland-Kontainer (2020) 7 exemplares
Thomas Schutte (2003) 4 exemplares
Die Patriotin (1980) 3 exemplares
Bestandsaufnahme: Utopie Film (1983) 3 exemplares
El contexto de un jardín (2013) 3 exemplares
Zirkus / Kommentar (2022) 3 exemplares
Kriegsfibel 2023 (2023) 2 exemplares
Germany in Autumn (2011) 2 exemplares
Personakter 2 exemplares
Yesterday Girl (2008) 1 exemplar
Das neue Alphabet 1 exemplar
Die Macht der Gefühle (1984) 1 exemplar
Biografies (2016) 1 exemplar
Sürükleyen Zaman (2015) 1 exemplar
Was ist Dada? (2016) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

No Art: Poems (2016) — Prefácio — 32 exemplares
Bibliothek Suhrkamp. Ein Lesebuch, Klassiker der Moderne (1989) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Fiction, Volume 6, Number 1 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



I don't know if it's helpful to "rate" Kluge. It's not good or bad, it just Kluge.
Adammmmm | 1 outra crítica | Sep 10, 2019 |
Everyone should make immediate plans to read this. I can't believe it has only garnered a single review. That is criminal. Amazon will outlaw such. Inquiries will be made. Committees will be formed. Excel may prove useful here. I first encountered this on the sadly defunct sign and sight. Shit, I miss that site.

Kluge is better known as a filmmaker. These stories are precise and explore the foggy cores of history and policy. Extremely dark and often funny, apprently the translation is but three-fourths the size of the original. Here's to german-speakers filling the void.… (mais)
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jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |
Collection of miniature essays and musings on all facets of opera. Much to ponder here. A mixture of fact and fiction; I can't tell which is which unless the individual selection is very obvious. Reflections on various singers, opera houses, and opera plots.
Some of my favorites:
"Total commitment": Leonard Warren, his dedication to his art and his unfortunate death onstage during a performance.
"Nearly every night they expected an air raid": During a performance of Tosca, how two people met then later married.
"Conversation with the Kammersänger":
He's always hopeful during Act I; he doesn't know the horrible denouement in the last act. Maybe someday it'll change to a happy ending.
"The bandits"> [Jacques Offenbach]: the composer's foreshadowing the events of the next 69 years in a work written in 2 weeks. "What a Cassandra!"
"Can hearts set buildings on fire?": The incompetence of the Cairo Fire Department in not saving the city's opera house from a fire, not people's passion for opera, caused the opera house to burn down. But like the phoenix, it rose from its ashes.
"Aggressive gaze of blood": what happened to Norma's children after their parents' death and succeeding generations.

Highly recommended for music lovers.
… (mais)
janerawoof | 1 outra crítica | Feb 17, 2018 |



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