migr New York French Intellectuals in Wartime Manhattan 1940 1944

  migr   New York  French Intellectuals in Wartime Manhattan  1940 1944
Author: Jeffrey Mehlman
Publsiher: Plunkett Lake Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-08-17
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Wartime New York was the city where French Symbolism — Maurice Maeterlinck — came to live out its last productive years; where French surrealism — André Breton — came to survive; and where French structuralism — Claude Lévi-Strauss — came to be born. From the largely forgotten prewar visit to the city of Pétain and Laval to the seizing, burning, and capsizing of the Normandie, France’s floating museum, in the Hudson River, Jeffrey Mehlman evokes the writerly world of French Manhattan, its achievements and feuds, presenting a series of surprising and expertly etched portraits against the backdrop of an overriding irony: the United States, the world’s principal hope in the battle against Hitler’s barbarism, was for the most part more eager to deal with Pétain’s collaborationist regime than with what Secretary of State Cordell Hull called de Gaulle’s "so-called Free French" movement. “One of modern European history’s great stories. Jeffrey Mehlman tells the tale appealingly and persuasively... The individual stories — not least the symbolism of the ocean liner Normandie’s tragic burning and capsizing... — would be plenty to go on with, but Mr. Mehlman’s theme is a larger one. He finds the French intellectuals in World War II New York not very different from the French aristocrats who found refuge in Koblenz in the last decade of the 18th century, hoping for a reversal of the Revolution and restoration of the ancien regime.” — Colin Walters, Washington Times “Subtle, erudite, and often humorous. Previous attempts by literature professors to tackle culture have not always resulted in works as mind-stretching and entertaining as this account.” — Stanley Hoffman, Foreign Affairs “A series of elegant essays of cultural criticism.” — Kim Munholland, American Historical Review “Jeffrey Mehlman has written an intriguing, highly original work... [He] has succeeded in achieving a personal, yet erudite, series of insights about intellectual production of French writers and philosophers exiled in New York during the Second World War... Mehlman deftly and sometime humorously brings to life this motley cast of characters.” — Jonathan Gosnell, French Review “Mehlman’s insightful book on French exiles in wartime New York City enriches the understanding of how very diverse political exiles reacted to the traumatic suffering of their homelands and other countries occupied by the Nazis.” — Edmund J. Campion,Magill’s Literary Annual “Mehlman’s greatest achievement... is neither the history he’s opened up nor the reputations he’s reclaimed. It is the quality of the close reading that is most admirable, tracing words and themes as they echo and resonate from one text to another.” — David Herman, Jewish Quarterly “Mehlman has written a brilliant, original, and challenging work. There is quite simply no other work like it, because Mehlman works on two levels at once, historical and metaphysical. It should find an eager audience among scholars working in the fields of twentieth-century French literature, the history of French thought, and the history of France in World War II.” — Arthur Goldhammer, Center for European Studies,Harvard University

Jos Mart and the Emigr Colony in Key West

Jos   Mart   and the Emigr   Colony in Key West
Author: C. Neale Ronning
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1990
Genre: History
ISBN: 0275933687

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This in-depth analysis of political leadership and state formation centers on the Cuban leader Jose Marti (1853-1895) and his relationship with Key West, Florida, the major Cuban emigre colony of the time. The first study to explore specifically Marti's leadership qualities and style of leadership, the book demonstrates that Marti actively sought leadership of the Cuban struggle for independence, effectively applying his personal qualities to meet the needs and desires of his community of emigres in Key West. Ronning shows how Marti never lost sight of what he perceived as higher humanitarian and humanistic goals for a truly just republic.

Emigr New York

Emigr   New York
Author: Jeffrey Mehlman
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2000-04-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 0801862868

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From the largely forgotten prewar visit to the city of Petain and Laval to the seizing, burning, and capsizing of the Normandie, France's floating museum, in the Hudson River, Jeffrey Mehlman evokes the writerly world of French Manhattan, its achievements and feuds, during one of the most vexed periods in French history."--BOOK JACKET.

Ecstatic migr

Ecstatic   migr
Author: Claudia Keelan
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018-01-30
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780472037193

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A volume in the Poets on Poetry series, which collects critical works by contemporary poets, gathering together the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation.

migr Cultures in Design and Architecture

  migr   Cultures in Design and Architecture
Author: Alison Clarke,Elana Shapira
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-11-02
Genre: Design
ISBN: 9781474275613

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This new volume addresses the lasting contribution made by Central European émigré designers to twentieth-century American design and architecture. The contributors examine how oppositional stances in debates concerning consumption and modernism's social agendas taken by designers such as Felix Augenfeld, Joseph Binder, Josef Frank, Paul T. Frankl, Frederick Kiesler, Richard Neutra, and R. M. Schindler in Europe prefigured their later adoption or rejection by American culture. They argue that émigrés and refugees from fascist Europe such as György Kepes, Paul László, Victor Papanek, Bernard Rudofsky, Xanti Schawinsky, and Eva Zeisel drew on the particular experiences of their home countries, and networks of émigré and exiled designers in the United States, to develop a humanist, progressive, and socially inclusive design culture which continues to influence design practice today.

The Socialist migr

The Socialist   migr
Author: Bernard Donnelly,Brian Donnelly
Publsiher: Mercer University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2003
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0865547920

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Paul Tillich never abandoned the Marxist ideas he developed during the political upheaval of his native Germany in the 1920s and 1930s. Indeed, he subsumed and incorporated Marxism into the construction of his post-German religious thinking and theology which he pioneered after fleeing to the USA in 1933. In the "Socialist Emigre, Brian Donnelly deals with the philosophical foundations of Tillich's theology, specifically the important thread of Marxism, and argues that Tillich's later and highly acclaimed theology cannot be divorced from his earlier Marxist views. This makes for a seminal work which examines Tillich in a new and critical light and furthers the debate as to the structure of his philosophical theology and the nature of his eclectic thought. This unique study features Tillich's boundary thought regarding Marxism and religion, faith and culture, history and supernaturalism, and emphasizes Tillich the philosopher rather then Tillich the theologian.

Soviet Emigre Artists

Soviet Emigre Artists
Author: Marilyn Rueschemeyer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-09-16
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781315288918

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The blind mendicant in Ukrainian folk tradition is a little-known social order, but an important one. The singers of Ukrainian epics, these minstrels were organized into professional guilds that set standards for training and performance. Repressed during the Stalin era, this is their story.

migr Scholars and the Genesis of International Relations

  migr   Scholars and the Genesis of International Relations
Author: F. Roesch,Felix Rösch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2014-07-22
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781137334695

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This is the first Anglophone volume on émigré scholars' influence on International Relations, uniquely exploring the intellectual development of IR as a discipline and providing a re-reading of some of its almost forgotten founding thinkers.