Ulrich Weisstein (essay date winter 1967)
SOURCE: Weisstein, Ulrich. “Expressionism: Style or Weltanschaung?” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 9, no. 1 (winter 1967): 42-62.
[In the following essay, Weisstein considers the question of whether scholars should evaluate Expressionism primarily as a literary style, or whether they need to take into account its social and political dimensions as well.]
“No matter how things turn out, one will have to admit that Expressionism was the last common, general, and conscious attempt of a whole generation to instill new life into art, music, and literature.”1 I think that this holds true even though, geographically speaking,...
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