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Writing WeimarCritical Realism in German Literature, 1918-1933$
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David Midgley

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198151791

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151791.001.0001

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Poetry for Everyday Use?

Poetry for Everyday Use?

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(p.57) 2 Poetry for Everyday Use?
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Writing Weimar
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David Midgley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151791.003.0003

This chapter examines the sense in which functionalist approaches to the use of language during the Weimar period affected the practice of poetic writing in the short term, and the way we are able to construe that poetry in the longer term. In discussing lyric poetry, it shows the range of poetic styles and attitudes that were being cultivated during the Weimar period. It focuses in particular on Brecht and the cabaret-style poets because of the manifest interest they show in the functions of public discourse, and because of the implications this carries for the long-term development of critical thinking about poetry.

Keywords:   Weimar Republic, lyric poetry, poetry writing, Brecht, cabaret-style poets

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