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List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations Preface Introduction 1. The Dialectic of Modernism 2. Art and Its Resistance to Society: Theodor W. Adornno's Aethetic Theory 3. Bertolt Brecht's California Poetry: Mimesis or Modernism? 4. The Dialectic of Modern Science: Brecht's Galileo 5. Epic Theater versus Film Noir: Bertolt Bretcht and Fritz Lang's Anti-Nazi Film Hangmen Also Die 6. California Modern as Immigrant Modernism: Architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph M. Schnidler 7. Between Modernism and Antimodernism: Franz Werfel 8. Renegade Modernism: Alfred Doblin's Novel Karl and Rosa 9. The Political Battleground of Exile Modernism: The Council for a Democratic Germany 10. Evil Germany versus Good Germany: Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustuc 11. A "True Modernist.": Arnold Schoenberg Conclusion: The Weimar Legacy of Los Angeles Chronology Appendices Bibliography Index

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Ehrhard Bahr is distinguished professor emeritus of German at UCLA.

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"This is a wonderful book." Modern Language Review

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