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Responding to Loss: Heideggerian Reflections on Literature, Architecture, and Film

Robert Mugerauer


The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy, the Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, and Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders call on us to face up to, then reflect upon the phenomena of loss, displacement, violence, witnessing, mortality, and responsibility. The way these saturated, overwhelming phenomena come to us requires close and patient focus if we are to adequately receive them in their particularity and depth. Thus, the goal is not to posit or attempt to prove a thesis regarding the literature, architecture, or film, but to convey and clarify the intense force of each art work in a way that does ... More

Keywords: Architecture, Displacement, Film, Heidegger, Literature, Loss, Mortality, Noel, Response

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823263240
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Mugerauer, author
University of Washington