Travel back to the year and into the rush of experiences that made people feel they were living on the edge of time. Touch a world where speed seemed the very essence of life. It is a year for which we have no expectations. It was not or or , yet it was the year A. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht opens up the space—time continuum by exploring the realities of the day such as bars, boxing, movie palaces, elevators, automobiles, airplanes, hair gel, bullfighting, film stardom, dance crazes, and the surprise reappearance of King Tut after a three-thousand-year absence.
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More filters. Sort order. Start your review of In Living on the Edge of Time. Mar 23, Wagner Nogueira rated it really liked it. Mar 12, Joyce rated it liked it. The original subtitle of this book was: "an essay on historical simultaneity. Rejecting the historical narrative and sequentiality, Gumbrecht presents the history of through a series of encyclopedia-like entries, presented in alphabetical order to stress the randomness and lack of chronology. The entire work is divided into three sections.
My favourite is probably the third one, on the collap The original subtitle of this book was: "an essay on historical simultaneity. My favourite is probably the third one, on the collapse of social codes. Even though I an personally not a fan of Gumbrecht's historical form and style!
I must admit that the penultimate section of the "essay," "Learning After History," afforded some excellent historiographical discussion. Brace yourself for some philosophy of history! Dawn rated it liked it Apr 23, Oktobre16 rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Anton rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Jackie rated it it was ok Sep 26, Diana Bagaturia rated it really liked it Jan 11, Ryan rated it liked it Jul 19, Kai Teorn rated it really liked it Aug 25, Oscar rated it liked it Feb 22, Ally rated it really liked it Nov 25, Knut Sigurd rated it really liked it Mar 18, Robyn rated it liked it Apr 25, Dave rated it really liked it Oct 29, Bia Medeiros rated it really liked it Nov 20, Maksym Karpovets rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Ivonne rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Mire Salemcort rated it really liked it Jun 05, Vera Loy rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Galine Pmlk rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Harley Adams rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Shawn rated it really liked it Mar 10, Anna rated it really liked it Oct 08, An-na marked it as to-read Jul 21, Vincent marked it as to-read Sep 14, Pavel marked it as to-read Jun 23, Tida Wilson marked it as to-read Aug 11, Drspk added it Mar 13, Dafna marked it as to-read Apr 26, Nana added it Oct 15, Peter marked it as to-read Nov 04, Igor marked it as to-read May 30, Andrew Turcich is currently reading it Sep 05, Jeremy marked it as to-read Sep 22, Natalie Ryabchikova is currently reading it Feb 07, Siektiek Netaip added it Mar 24, Benjamin marked it as to-read Mar 27, Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Sep 02, Nuno Carrilho marked it as to-read Dec 09, About Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht.
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. As a scholar, Gumbrecht focuses on the histories of the national literatures in Romance language especially French, Spanish, and Brazilian , but also on German literature, while, at the same time, he teaches and writes about the western philosophical tradition almost exclusively on non-analytic philosophy with an emphasis on French and German nineteenth- and twentieth-century texts.
In addition, Gumbrecht tries to analyze and to understand forms of aesthetic experience 21st-century everyday culture. Over the past forty years, he has published more than two thousand texts, including books, translated into more than twenty languages. In Europe and in South America, Gumbrecht has a presence as a public intellectual; whereas, in the academic world, he has been acknowledged by ten honorary doctorates in seven different countries: Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Russia, and Georgia.
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Hans Ulrich " Sepp " Gumbrecht born is a literary theorist whose work spans philology , philosophy, semiotics , literary and cultural history, and epistemologies of the everyday. Gumbrecht's writing on philosophy and modern thought extends from the Middle Ages to today and incorporates an array of disciplines and styles, at times combining historical and philosophical inquiry with elements of memoir. Much of Gumbrecht's scholarship has focused on national literatures in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German, and he is known for his work on the Western philosophical tradition, the materiality of presence, shifting views of the Enlightenment , forms of aesthetic experience, and the joys of watching sports. As well as publishing academic works and teaching graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford, Gumbrecht is recognized as a public intellectual in Europe and South America and contributes to a range of newspapers and journals in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. He specialized in Romance Philology and German Literature , but also studied philosophy and sociology during his university years, which took him to Munich , Regensburg , Salamanca , Pavia , and Konstanz. Gumbrecht was a Full Professor at the University of Bochum from to , and from to at the University Siegen, where he founded the first Humanities Graduate Program in Germany, which was dedicated to the topic "Forms of Communication as Forms of Life. Over forty scholars of theory, philosophy, and literary studies who had worked with Gumbrecht attended the conference.
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