Einbildungsroman (Die Andere Bibliothek, #162) (2020)

Einbildungsroman (Die Andere Bibliothek, #162) Erwin Blumenfeld Einbildungsroman Die Andere Bibliothek Although Erwin Blumenfeld would no doubt have emphatically denied it his autobiography might be seen as an example of the trajectory of an artistic life brutally fashioned by the vicissitudes of th
  • Title: Einbildungsroman (Die Andere Bibliothek, #162)
  • Author: Erwin Blumenfeld
  • ISBN: 3821841621
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
Einbildungsroman (Die Andere Bibliothek, #162) Erwin Blumenfeld Although Erwin Blumenfeld would no doubt have emphatically denied it, his autobiography might be seen as an example of the trajectory of an artistic life brutally fashioned by the vicissitudes of 20th century European history Born in 1896 into a bourgeois Berlin Jewish family, he served in the German army during World War I, was linked to the Berlin dada coterie, and wasAlthough Erwin Blumenfeld would no doubt have emphatically denied it, his autobiography might be seen as an example of the trajectory of an artistic life brutally fashioned by the vicissitudes of 20th century European history Born in 1896 into a bourgeois Berlin Jewish family, he served in the German army during World War I, was linked to the Berlin dada coterie, and was interned in France in World War II, all before finally immigrating to America and finding eventual acclaim as one of this century s great photographers Such a bald summary actually does this book a disservice Avoiding the self justifications and stage managed chronologies of the typical autobiography, Blumenfeld s story is a witty and linguistically exuberant delight, abounding in puns and narrative passages that rival the work of many professional writers Eye to I is merciless in its treatment of the author himself chance and accident guide Blumenfeld far than heroics or judgment, to which his account of the series of brutal internments in French concentration camps attests But then again, it is precisely this attitude that helps him survive the 20th century was not made for the rational, and Blumenfeld s irony and ridicule is perversely a mark of the utmost sanity Berlin dada, only fleetingly mentioned, must have helped hone these weapons the only ones that an artist like him could wield Blumenfeld proved himself as quirky and original a prose writer as he was a photographer this beautifully translated book with its too brief selection of extraordinary images including an astonishing 1933 photomontage of Hitler is a marvelous testament to a life and to art vigorously and joyously made Burhan Tufail,
Einbildungsroman (Die Andere Bibliothek, #162) Erwin Blumenfeld

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  1. Greta

    Erwin Blumenfeld wasn t only an excellent photographer, he was also an excellent writer able to tell his story in a gripping, humorous, and insightful way His journey through life was filled with twists and turns and incredible hardships and tragedy in addition to fame and fortune This autobiography turned out to be about his childhood and life during wartime than about his life as a photographer I was hoping it would be of the latter If it had been, I would surely have given it four, maybe ev [...]

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