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Alexander Kluge

Raw Materials for the Imagination

Edited by Tara Forrest

Edited by Tara Forrest

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

434 pages | 10 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9789089642738 Published June 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9789089642721 Published June 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Alexander Kluge is best known as a founding member of the New German Cinema movement, but his work has spanned a number of genres and media. This wide-ranging book assembles a diverse selection of texts, from nonfiction writings and short stories by Kluge, to critical essays by renowned international scholars on Kluge’s work, to transcripts of interviews with the artist himself. A valuable collection for students and scholars in the fields of film, television, and media studies, Alexander Kluge: Raw Materials for the Imagination is a perfect introduction to Kluge’s key themes and ideas.

Senses of Cinema
“The most thorough collation of writings concerning Kluge yet to appear in English, whose merits centre on its judicious selection and arrangement of texts, which are not only of reliably high quality, but also interact with and bounce off each other in stimulating, inventive ways. The reader seeking to navigate the vast oceans of Kluge’s bountiful work will find Alexander Kluge: Raw Materials for the Imagination to be an indispensable compass.”   
Contents
Introduction
Editor’s Introduction
      Tara Forrest
The Stubborn Persistence of Alexander Kluge
      Thomas Elsaesser

Film, Politics and the Public Sphere
On Film and the Public Sphere
      Alexander Kluge
Cooperative Auteur Cinema and Oppositional Public Sphere: Alexander Kluge’s Contribution to Germany In Autumn
      Miriam Hansen
'What is Different is Good:'  Women and Femininity in the Films of Alexander Kluge
      Heide Schlüpmann
Rethinking History
In Search of Germany: Alexander Kluge’s The Patriot
      Anton Kaes
Alexander Kluge and German History: “The Air Raid on Halberstadt on 8.4.1945”
      David Roberts
The Air Raid on Halberstadt, 8 April 1945 (extract)
      Alexander Kluge
Realism as Protest
Construction Site Film: Kluge’s Idea of Realism and His Short Films
      Eike Friedrich Wenzel
The Sharpest Ideology: That Reality Appeals to its Realistic Character
      Alexander Kluge
Debate on Documentary Film: Conversation with Klaus Eder, 1980
      Alexander Kluge and Klaus Eder
Opera as a ‘Power Plant of Emotion’
Undoing Act 5: History, Bodies, and Operatic Remains in The Power of Emotion
      Caryl Flinn
‘Feelings Can Move Mountains…’ : An Interview with Alexander Kluge on the Film The Power of Feelings
      Florian Hopf
Alexander Kluge’s Phantom of the Opera
      Gertrud Koch
Storytelling and Politics
An Analytic Storyteller in the Course of Time
      Andreas Huyssen
The Political as Intensity of Everyday Feelings
      Alexander Kluge
At the 2003 International Security Conference
      Alexander Kluge
Television and Counter-Public Spheres
Raw Materials for the Imagination: Kluge’s Work for Television
      Tara Forrest
Television and Obstinacy
      Christian Schulte
Reframing Islam in Television: Alexander Kluge’s Interviews on Islam and Terrorism since 9/11
      Tim Grünewald
In the Real Time of Feelings: Interview with Alexander Kluge
      Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky and Giaco Schiesser
Television Interviews
Character Armour and Mobile Warfare
      Alexander Kluge and Heiner Müller
Jeff Mills: Godfather of Techno
      Alexander Kluge and Jeff Mills
Tsunami of Emotion: On Puccini’s Tosca
      Alexander Kluge and Joseph Vogl
Early Cinema/Recent Work
Reinventing the Nickelodeon: Notes on Kluge and Early Cinema
      Miriam Hansen
'All Things Are Enchanted Human Beings': Remarks on Alexander Kluge’s News from Ideological Antiquity
      Christian Schulte

Selected Bibliography of English-Language Texts
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Index
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