Resistance I

Proctor, Hannah; Holzhey, Christoph F. E. and Wedemeyer, Arnd, eds. (2019) Resistance I. In: Re-. ICI Berlin Press, Berlin, pp. 113-120. ISBN 9783965580015 (

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In an essay on Peter Weiss, W. G. Sebald remarked observes that ‘the grotesque deformities of our inner lives have their background and origin in collective social history’. Weiss's works explore the relationships between writing and action, aesthetics and politics. This short essay discusses some fragments of texts by Weiss, asking how subjects formed and (grotesquely) deformed by history can continue to resist or intervene to alter its course.