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Weissberg, Liliane

Works: 43 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 4,424 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Creator, Other, dgs
Classifications: PS2642.R25, 818.309
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Most widely held works by Liliane Weissberg
Romancing the shadow : Poe and race by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Allen Poe's strength as a writer lay in fabricating fantisies in settings far removed from his own place and time. This dislocation renders the attitudes embedded in his fiction open to interpretation, and over the years some readers have found Poe to be virulently racist, while others found him morally conflicted, and still others detected a subversion of racism in his works' subtle sympathies for non-white characters. As a nineteenth-century Southerner, Poe was a deeply ambiguous figure, evading race issues while living among them, and traversing the North-South border with little sensitivity to its political implications. In this tightly organized volume, a handful of leading Americanists revisit the Poe issue, re-examining what it means to speak of an author and his work as racist, and where the critic's responsibility lies
Rahel Varnhagen : the life of a Jewess by Hannah Arendt( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She was, Hannah Arendt wrote, "my closest friend, though she has been dead for some hundred years." Born in Berlin in 1771 as the daughter of a Jewish merchant, Rahel Varnhagen would come to host one of the most prominent salons of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Arendt discovered her writings some time in the mid-1920s and soon began to reimagine Rahel's inner life and write her biography. Long unavailable and never before published as Arendt intended, Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess returns to print in an extraordinary new edition." "For this first complete and critical edition of the book in any language, Liliane Weissberg reconstructs the notes Arendt planned for Rahel Varnhagen but never fully executed. She reveals the full extent to which Arendt wove the biography largely from the words of Rahel and her contemporaries. In her extended introduction, Weissberg reflects on Rahel's writings, on Arendt's reading of Rahel's work and life, and on the importance of this text in the development of Arendt's political theory. But the book was important to its author in other ways as well, Weissberg reveals, as she uncovers the hidden story of how Arendt manipulated documents relating to Rahel Varnhagen to claim for herself a university position and reparation payments from the postwar German state."--Jacket
Cultural memory and the construction of identity( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do we remember persons, objects, events? Memory seems so personal, but, at the same time, it is shaped by collective experience and public representations. Newspapers, television, and even celebrations and festivities mark for us not only who we are, but also who we were and how we lived." "Cultural memory and the Construction of Identity brings together scholars of folklore, literature, history, and communication to explore the dynamics of cultural memory in a variety of contexts. Memory is a powerful tool that can transform a piece of earth into a homeland and common objects into symbols. The authors of this volume show how memory is shaped and how it operates in uniting society and creating images that attain the value of truth even if they deviate from fact. They point to the relationship between this memory and our notion of "culture."" "They also discuss this cultural memory on the level of everyday life."--Jacket
Edgar Allan Poe by Liliane Weissberg( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florentin : Roman, Fragmente, Varianten by Dorothea von Schlegel( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geistersprache : philosophischer und literarischer Diskurs im späten achtzehnten Jahrhundert by Liliane Weissberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weiblichkeit als Maskerade( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affinität wider Willen? : Hannah Arendt, Theodor W. Adorno und die Frankfurter Schule by Liliane Weissberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt und Theodor W. Adorno verband eine gegenseitige Abneigung, die auch zu einer gegenseitigen Ablehnung ihrer Schriften führte. Arendts Animosität erstreckte sich bald auch auf andere Mitglieder der Frankfurter Schule. Der Band beleuchtet dieses schwierige Verhältnis, wobei die Autoren auch auf Affinitäten stoßen. Im Fokus stehen: Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten der politisch-philosophischen Theorien und Begriffe, das Verständnis des Judentums und der Ursachen des Antisemitismus, die Bedeutung des Werkes von Walter Benjami
Juden, Geld. : eine Vorstellung : eine Ausstellung des Jüdischen Museums Frankfurt am Main, 25. April bis 6. Oktober 2013( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt, Charlie Chaplin und die verborgene jüdische Tradition by Liliane Weissberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life as a goddess : Henriette Herz writes her autobiography by Liliane Weissberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NS-Medizin und Öffentlichkeit Formen der Aufarbeitung nach 1945 by Dominik Gross( )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ligeia und andere Novellen ; sieben Gedichte by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing Jewish culture paradoxes in ethnography by Gabriella Safran( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of the letter : allegory in Edgar Allan Poe by Liliane Weissberg( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Romancing the shadow : Poe and race
Alternative Names
Liliane Weissberg deutsch-amerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Liliane Weissberg Duits specialiste in literatuur

Liliane Weissberg German specialist in literature, university teacher and writer

Ṿaisberg, Liliʾan

Wayysberg Liylyaʾn

German (53)

English (42)

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