Freelance translator, Ljubljana
Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(April – June 2019)
Siegfried Kracauer: Das Ornament der Masse (German > Slovenian)
“Das Ornament der Masse” (1963) brings together Siegfried Kracauer’s essays on modern society during the Weimar Republic. Taking up the master themes of modernity (isolation and alienation, mass culture and the urban experience …) the author explores a multitude of topics. The book presents the full scope of Kracauer’s gifts as one of the most wide-ranging and penetrating interpreters of modern life and one of the 20th century’s greatest cultural critics.