Genius and Anxiety by Norman Lebrecht is a cultural history about the massive contribution of European Jews to Europe's artistic, literary, musical, political and scientific life. Here one can remember what the Western world owes the Jews. And it's actually so overwhelming that it's easy to fall for the temptation to just pile on telling anecdotes – and especially what the phenomenon is. anxiety concerns.
Anxiety is in many ways a literary fashion phenomenon, and it requires a rather in-depth cultural analysis if one is to be able to get under the skin of all the cultural clichés that are often associated with anxiety. Anxiety can be both entertaining and fascinating to read about in books, but in reality, as is well known, anxiety is not very fun. The author writes: "In every person of genius who appears in this book there runs a current of existential anxiety."
Arnold Schönberg gets a reputation for being a destroyer of all culture.
The author points out that especially after the Dreyfus case, the Jews' influence on Western culture gained momentum. People like Freud, Einstein, Schönberg.
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