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In an essay on Peter Weiss, W. G. Sebald remarked observes that ‘the grotesque deformities of our inner lives have their background and origin in collective social history’. Weiss's works explore the relationships between writing and action, aesthetics and politics. This short essay discusses some fragments of texts by Weiss, asking how subjects formed and (grotesquely) deformed by history can continue to resist or intervene to alter its course.
Keywords: Peter Weiss; W. G. Sebald; Marxism; resistance
Title
Resistance I
Author(s)
Hannah Proctor
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In an essay on Peter Weiss, W. G. Sebald remarked observes that ‘the grotesque deformities of our inner lives have their background and origin in collective social history’. Weiss's works explore the relationships between writing and action, aesthetics and politics. This short essay discusses some fragments of texts by Weiss, asking how subjects formed and (grotesquely) deformed by history can continue to resist or intervene to alter its course.
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Re-
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
2019
Subject
Peter Weiss
W. G. Sebald
Marxism
resistance
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Resistance I
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113
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120
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Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 113–20
Bibliographic Citation
Hannah Proctor, ‘Resistance I’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 113–20 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_14>
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  • Jameson, Fredric, ‘Foreword: A Monument to Radical Instants’, in Weiss, The Aesthetics of Resistance, pp. vii–xlix
  • Lindner, Burkhardt, and Christian Rogowski, ‘Between Pergamon and Plötzensee: Another Way of Depicting the Course of Events an Interview with Peter Weiss’, New German Critique, 30 (Autumn 1983), pp. 107–26
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  • Scherpe, Klaus R., and James Gussen, ‘Reading the Aesthetics of Resistance: Ten Working Theses’, New German Critique, 30 (Autumn 1983), pp. 97–105
  • Sebald, W. G., ‘The Remorse of the Heart: On Memory and Cruelty in the Work of Peter Weiss’, On the Natural History of Destruction, trans. by Anthea Bell (New York: Random House, 2003), pp. 169–91
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Cite as: Hannah Proctor, ‘Resistance I’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 113–20 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_14>