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Offers a meditative number of writings at the nature of artwork and storytelling and contains tribute parts to iconic writers and artists all through history.

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What Klemperer—terribly—doesn’t know is that this past will still be playing in its endless numbing loop on all our tv screens sixty years later in a new century. The god technology, as Klemperer suggests sitting by the radio speaker, is a Pandora of a box; it can make the invisible visible, do wonders, help win and stop foul wars, and out of the same place comes the first shattering, then numbing power to make history repeat until it becomes banality (to use the word Hannah Arendt did to describe Nazi evil).

Title. S585 2013 809—dc23 No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights. Purchase only authorized editions. for Xandra Bingley Emma Wilson and Sarah Wood This book began life as four lectures given for the Weidenfeld Visiting Professorship in European Comparative Literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, in January and February 2012.

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