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Rejecting the historical narrative and sequentiality, Gumbrecht presents the history of through a series of encyclopedia-like entries, presented in alphabetical order to stress the randomness and lack of chronology.

Reading, we discover, is an experiencing of specific moods and atmospheres, or Stimmung. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has long argued that the function of literature is not so much to describe, or to re-present, as to make present.

Although Gumbrecht continues to teach at Stanford, he is affiliated with other universities and is a visiting professor or associate professor at institutions worldwide.

Pavel marked it as to-read Jun 23, Anton rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Travel back to the year and into the rush of experiences that made people feel they were living on the edge of time. In Europe and in South America, Gumbrecht has a presence as a public intellectual; whereas, in the academic world, he has been acknowledged by ten honorary doctorates in seven different countries: Thanks for telling us about the problem.


The entire work is divided into three sections.

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Ein neu zu erkundender Kontinent”. Paperbackpages. Dawn rated it liked it Apr 23, While these are two of Gumbrecht’s more detailed elaborations on temporal moods, Stimmung relates also to a broader concept of moods that can be triggered by aesthetic experiences to produce a sense of “presence. Anna rated it really liked it Oct 08, This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

There is a fine and subtle affinity between the form of the chapters, which might almost be called ‘mood pieces,’ and their delicate and somewhat elusive subject.

Kai Teorn rated it really liked it Aug 25, Through the concept of Stimmung, Gumbrecht has argued that certain cultural events and aesthetic experiences can become “present,” or have a tangible effect on human senses, emotions, and bodies. Want to Read saving….

Citing articles via Google Scholar. Gumbrecht’s writing on sport interconnects with his concepts of presence and materiality insofar as the activity of watching takes on a communal character, offering spectators “opportunities to immerse themselves in the realm of presence.

Published February 15th by Harvard University Press first published Living at the Edge of Time. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. That gratitude is sparked by “special moments of intensity” when athletes appear to go beyond the limits of human performance—which, in Ancient Greek culture, was seen as occurring in the presence of the gods.

The perspective on literature that gumbrevht presents here—the study of the emotional reactions, moods, and atmospheres that reading can trigger—entails a serious methodological challenge. Lists with This Book.


Gumbrecht’s publications are extensive and in many languages. He also writes in Spanish and Portugueseand his works are regularly translated into FrenchHungarianKoreanRussianand several other languages. Experts and general readers alike will derive both pleasure and profit from this book.

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He writes, “‘Reading for Stimmung’ always means paying attention to the textual dimension of the forms that envelop us and our bodies as a physical reality—something that can catalyze inner feelings without matters of 11926 necessarily being involved.

Gumbrecht traces the emphasis on meaning and interpretation back to Early Modernitydrawing from Martin Heidegger ‘s concept of “Being” and commenting on the work of many other scholars, including Jacques Derrida ‘s writing on overcoming metaphysics. On February 9—10,a conference titled “After Epiphany refers to a moment of intensity or loss of control related to viewing gumnrecht artistic work; presentification refers to immersing oneself in the gumbrcht moment of the artwork’s production; deixis involves the “lived experience” of artistic work, rather than the imposition of meaning.

Refresh and try again. Autenticidade versus Artificialidade, Centro versus Periferia, etc. Although the book will be most useful for specialists, less experienced readers would also benefit from engagement with Gumbrecht’s heuristic for reading literature.