Häuserkampf. Musil und das Neue Wohnen

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serval:BIB_35A9140636AD
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Häuserkampf. Musil und das Neue Wohnen
Journal
Musil-Forum
Author(s)
von Arburg Hans-Georg
ISSN
1016-1333 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
25/10/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editor
Wolf Norbert Christian, Zeller Rosmarie
Number
36
Pages
110-135
Language
german
Abstract
In the etymological tradition of the word, polemic must be understood not so much as a rhetoric strategy but rather as a philosophical and intellectual struggle. Looking at them in that way, most texts by Robert Musil basically are not polemic in style but become polemic if one puts them in their discursive and socio-political context. In this article I argue that Musil’s contributions to the ongoing public debate on modern dwelling and housing in the Weimar Republic turn out to be polemic in this interactional sense. As their literary conception and reception were ruled by the growing impact and complexity of new media in the daily newspapers and cultural magazines, special attention will be payed to the interplay of Musil’s critical essays about domestic architecture and the swarming mass of images that surround them.
Keywords
Musil Robert, New Building, New Housing, Polemics, Aesthetics
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