The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume II, Volume 2

Peter Weiss (Author) Joel Scott (Translator)
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Duke University Press
Publish Date
February 18, 2020
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About the Author

Peter Weiss (1916-1982) was a German playwright, novelist, filmmaker, and painter. His works include the plays The New Trial, also published by Duke University Press, and Marat/Sade, and the novels The Shadow of the Body of the Coachman and The Conversation of the Three Walkers. He received West Germany's most important literary award, the Georg Bรผchner Prize, posthumously in 1982.

Joel Scott is a freelance translator, editor, and writer. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Bildverbot and Diary Farm.


"The Aesthetics of Resistance is centrally important to any kind of assessment of twentieth-century German history."--James Rolleston, editor of "A Companion to the Works of Franz Kafka "
"[The Aesthetics of Resistance, ] which [Peter Weiss] began when he was well over fifty, making a pilgrimage over the arid slopes of cultural and contemporary history in the company of pavor nocturnus, the terror of the night, and laden with a monstrous weight of ideological ballast, is a magnum opus which sees itself . . . not only as the expression of an ephemeral wish for redemption, but as an expression of the will to be on the side of the victims at the end of time."--W. G. Sebald, "On the Natural History of Destruction "