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The Poetry of Gottfried Benn

Text and Selfhood


Martin Travers

Contents: Gottfried Benn: Text and Selfhood – Autopsy of the Subject: The Morgue Cycle – «Shadows and the Flood»: Gottfried Benn and Expressionism – Becoming: Rausch as Episteme Nihil: In Darkness Living – Invocations: The Poetry of the Primal Visage – The Overcoming of Modernity: A Fateful Quest – «Now there is no more mercy; now comes the night»: The Poetry of Inner Emigration – The Will to Form: An Aesthetic Resolution – Retrospect: The Demarcated Self.