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Beyond Nihilism

Gottfried Benn’s Postmodernist Poetics

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Susan Ray

Contents: Textual analysis of the Rönne-cycle – Problem of autonomous self and self as text – Relation of self to language – Nietzsche’s influence on Benn’s poetics – Relationship of Benn’s aesthetic theories to current trends in literary criticism – Deconstruction – Role of art in society.