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Border and Border Experience

Investigations into the philosophical and literary understanding of a German motif


Suzanne Kirkbright

Contents: Karl Jaspers and the threshold of existence - Psychological thresholds: Jaspers on Kierkegaard - «German guilt» and accountability - Existential or political borders? - The aspect of Authenticity (Helmuth Plessner) - Authenticity and Existence (Plessner and Jaspers) - Interpreting the 'Border-line': Durs Grünbein on E.G. Winkler - Crossing the 'Border-line': E.G. Winkler on Ernst Jünger - Poetic Grenzgänger (Elisabeth Langgässer and Christa Wolf) - Uwe Johnson and the boundaries of dialogue.