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Barnouw, Dagmar

Overview
Works: 37 works in 171 publications in 3 languages and 7,303 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Interviewee
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dagmar Barnouw
Naipaul's strangers by Dagmar Barnouw( )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his reporting on Islamic true believers to his descriptions of the postcolonial world, V.S. Naipaul has been a controversial figure in contemporary letters. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Naipaul has traveled throughout the world, looking at its varied cultures and seeking out others' stories, recording and transforming them. His engagement with postcolonial cultures informs his novels, such as Guerrillas and A Bend in the River. However, it is his documentaries (such as Among the Believers and Beyond Belief) and his works that combine actual and fictional histories and memories (Finding the Center, The Enigma of Arrival, and A Way in the World) that Naipaul's work best exhibits a growing awareness of the complexities of cultural difference--and the incompleteness and uncertainty of understanding "strangers". In this book, Dagmar Barnouw explores the sophisticated strategies and experimentations that Naipaul employs in his cultural critique and in his enterprise of learning about and documenting the enduring strangeness of this world
The war in the empty air : victims, perpetrators, and postwar Germans by Dagmar Barnouw( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnouw examines the debate about the validity and importance of German memories of the war. She seeks a place where the acknowledgement of both the horror of Auschwitz and the suffering of the non-Jewish Germans can create a more complete historical remembrance
Germany 1945 : views of war and violence by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stunning documentary photographs are the focus of this compelling study of postwar Germany and the battle over history, memory, and the German past. After half a century, Germany's coming to terms with Nazism remains a subject of debate. This investigation of the photographic record shows that such debates have overlooked the actual conditions in which postwar German memory was first forged. The Allied forces that entered Germany at the close of World War II were looking for remorse and open admissions of guilt from the Germans. Instead, they "saw" arrogance, servility, and a population thoroughly brainwashed by Nazism and in need of moral and political rehabilitation. For the Allies, the fundamental reality of Nazism was to be found in the death camps. Allied photography sought not only to document Nazism's violence but also to depict Germans finally seeing the truth of the regime in all its ghastly horror. Dagmar Barnouw argues that the German response could hardly have suited the victors' expectations. Demoralized, many uprooted from communities in which their families had lived for centuries, traumatized by the effects of wartime bombing, and weakened by sickness and near-starvation, Germans were concerned with survival, not with guilt over their Nazi past. Indeed, for many Germans, except for the last stages of the war, the memory of life under the Nazi regime was a largely positive one. In pointing this out, Barnouw does not offer an alternative truth or a revision of the scholarly record. Instead, she argues that postwar photography holds many possible, partial meanings that could be used to reassess our understanding of the recent German past. She uses Allied and German photographs to tease out these potential meanings, often reading images against their grain to suggest nuances and absences that the photographers themselves never intended or only partially understood
Visible spaces : Hannah Arendt and the German-Jewish experience by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the influence of German-Jewish history and of her own Jewish experience on Arendt's political thought. Summarizes Arendt's ideas on antisemitism and its German particularities, expressed in "Rahel Varnhagen, " "The Origins of Totalitarianism, " and her articles on Zionism. Discusses the problem of guilt and responsibility in a totalitarian state, especially the Germans' responsibility in the Nazi period, issues raised in Arendt's correspondence and polemics with the Zionist leader Kurt Blumenfeld and with Karl Jaspers, as well as in her early postwar essays. Ch. 6 (pp. 223-251), "The Obscurity of Evil, " analyzes Arendt's report on the Eichmann trial and the heated debates it aroused. Explains her critique of the trial by her interpretation of the Holocaust as a Nazi attack on mankind, not only on the Jewish people, and by her need to understand the Nazi regime as a model of a totalitarian system, refusing to recognize antisemitism as an essential element. Argues that Arendt did not succeed in penetrating the obscurity of Eichmann and Nazi evil
Weimar intellectuals and the threat of modernity by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical realism : history, photography, and the work of Siegfried Kracauer by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respected journalist and film critic for Frankfurter Zeitung during the Weimar period, Siegfried Kracauer worked with a more comprehensive concept of cultural modernity than did his friends Bloch, Adorno, and Benjamin. Sensitive to the postwar experience of rapid technological advances and profound cultural transformation, he emphasized the contemporary significance of the documentary imagination. Though he acknowledged that reality is a construction, its modern pluralism suggested to him modalities of objectivity rather than despair of it. In Critical Realism Dagmar Barnouw explores the connections that Kracauer stated in his last book, History, between the representational modes of photography and historiography, both of them characteristically composite and unstable. Drawing on recent developments in the history and theory of photography andhistoriography, she argues the contemporaneity of Kracauer's thought to late twentieth century cultural modernity
Elias Canetti by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot het werk van de in 1905 in Bulgarije geboren Duitstalige Joodse auteur, tegen de achtergrond van de sociaalpsychologische en antropologische ontwikkelingen van zijn tijd
Entzückte Anschauung; Sprache und Realität in der Lyrik Eduard Mörikes by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann : Studien zu Fragen der Rezeption by Hans Rudolf Vaget( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elias Canetti zur Einführung by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die versuchte Realität, oder, Von der Mog̈lichkeit, gluc̈klichere Welten zu denken by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansichten von Deutschland (1945) : Krieg und Gewalt in der zeitgenössischen Photographie by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propyläen Geschichte der Literatur. Literatur und Gesellschaft der westlichen Welt( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elias Canetti by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elias Canetti by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansichten von Massen( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann : Studien zu Fragen der Rezeption : Von Hans Rudolf Vaget und Dagmar Barnouw by Hans Rudolf Vaget( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech regained : Hannah Arendt and the American revolution by Dagmar Barnouw( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the culture wars: V. S. Naipaul and postcolonialism by Dagmar Barnouw( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entzückte Anschauung : Zur Dichtung Eduard Mörikes by Dagmar Barnouw( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Germany 1945 : views of war and violence
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The war in the empty air : victims, perpetrators, and postwar GermansGermany 1945 : views of war and violenceVisible spaces : Hannah Arendt and the German-Jewish experienceWeimar intellectuals and the threat of modernityCritical realism : history, photography, and the work of Siegfried Kracauer
Alternative Names
Dagmar Barnouw born:1936-03-22 ied:2008-05-14 Barnouw, Dagmar, 1936-2008; Barnouw, Dagmar, 1936-

Languages
English (84)

German (59)

Italian (1)