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With a tangled skein: Incarnations of Immortality Series, Book 3

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English summary: The topos of Europe's lingering illness is omnipresent in Alfred Doblin's novel Amazonas. The novel portrays the course of European modernism as the history of a disease, breaking out in the Age of Discovery and reaching its catastrophic climax in the barbarity of Fascism. Exaggerated rationalism, materialism and nihilism culminate in an excessive will to power and rule and senseless, crazy (self-) destruction. Europe and the Europeans seem to be denied any alternative. This diagnosis, made with pen and paper by the doctor and writer Doblin is crushing, but not final. Taking Doblin's poetological, cultural-philosophical and anthropological writings into account, Vera Hildenbrandt sees Amazonas as a laboratory in which Doblin gets to the root of the disease of his time by examining Europe and Europeans in different epochs and from numerous different angles. At the same time he shows ways and means of conceiving of a new, different Europe. German text. German description: Der Topos vom Siechtum Europas ist in Alfred Doblins Roman Amazonas allgegenwartig. Das Werk schildert den Verlauf der europaischen Moderne als Geschichte einer Krankheit, die im Zeitalter der Entdeckungen ausbricht und in der faschistischen Barbarei ihren katastrophalen Hohepunkt erreicht: Ubersteigerter Rationalismus, Materialismus und Nihilismus kulminieren in masslosem Macht- und Herrschaftswillen und besinnungslosem (Selbst-)Vernichtungswahn. Europa und den Europaern scheint jede Alternative zu sich selbst verwehrt. Diese mit Papier und Stift gestellte Diagnose des Arztes und Schriftstellers Doblin ist vernichtend, aber nicht endgultig. Unter Einbeziehung der poetologischen und kulturphilosophisch-anthropologischen Schriften des Autors betrachtet Vera Hildenbrandt Amazonas als Laboratorium, in dem Doblin der Krankheit seiner Zeit auf den Grund geht, indem er Europa und seine Menschen in verschiedenen Epochen und aus immer neuen Perspektiven untersucht. Gleichzeitig zeigt er aber auch Mittel und Wege auf, wie Europa neu und anders gedacht werden kann.
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9780345318855
9781501915314
9780307549556
Lexile measure:
740L
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When the man Niobe loved was shot, she learned that she had been the target, in a devious plot of the Devil's.
Hoping for revenge. Niobe accepted a position as one of the three Aspects of Fate, only to find that Satan's plots were tangled into the very Tapestry of Fate. Now the Evil One was laying a trap to ruin Niobe's granddaughter Luna, who threatened his plans—and he had tricked her son into Hell.
Niobe's only chance to save her son and Luna was to accept a challenge by the Prince of Deceit—a challenge to be decided in Hell and in a maze of Satan's devising!
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