This article examines three of Joseph Roth’s feuilletons in the context of the intersecting discourses of anthropology, medicine, and ethics in post-World War I Europe. Specifically, the article connects Roth’s description of the reconstructive surgery ward at the Charité hospital in Berlin, founded by pioneering surgeon Jacques Joseph, to the political-philosophical notion of “bare life,” in order to show how Roth thereby points to a new concept of human being beyond the prevailing anthropological categories of the time.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Journal of Austrian Studies|
|State||Published - 2013|