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Mysticism as Modernity

Nationalism and the Irrational in Hermann Hesse, Robert Musil and Max Frisch


William Crooke

Contents: Nations and the Logic of Irrationalism – Mysticism and Nation: Modernity and Time-Space Compression – Gustav Landauer and Alfred Rosenberg: Eckhartian Mysticism and the Un-created Self – Mysticism as National Depression: Hermann Hesse’s Demian – Living as One Reads: Print-Mysticism in Robert Musil’s Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften – Qualities Without a Man: the Predicament of Swiss Nationalism in Max Frisch’s Mein Name sei Gantenbein – Death and the Nation.