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Das zwanzigste Jahrhundert (1957)

Das zwanzigste Jahrhundert [The Twentieth Century] is Vilém Flusser's first book manuscript, finished in 1957 after several years of editing.1)

Unpublished as a book until today, the German typescript is available in the Vilém Flusser Archive under the index document number 14232).
As part of Flusser Studies 20, June 2015, the Das zwanzigste Jahrhundert typescript scan is available online.

quotes

“Wenn wir nicht hoffen können, aus der Betrachtung unserer Quellen Schlüsse auf unsere Zukunft zu ziehen, so können wir wenigstens hoffen, über sie nicht völlig wertlose Aufschlüsse zu erzielen. Darum hat es zu jeder Zeit Menschen gegeben, welche eine Synthese ihrer Situation versuchten, mit dem eingestandenen oder uneingestandenen Zwecke, sich über den nächsten Schritt zu belehren.” p. 8
[If we cannot hope to draw conclusions about our future from the contemplation of our sources, we can at least hope not to obtain entirely worthless conclusions about them. That is why there have been people at all times who have attempted a synthesis of their situation, with the admitted or unadmitted purpose of instructing themselves about the next step.]

secondary sources

citation

Vilém Flusser, Das zwanzigste Jahrhundert [The Twentieth Century], 1957, book manuscript, Vilém Flusser Archive (1423)3)

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references

1)
Klaus Sander, Flusser-Quellen. Eine kommentierte Bibliografie Vilém Flussers von 1960–2002, in: Vilém Flusser Archive, Projects, (formerly intended for publication at European Photography, Edition Flusser, vol. I), p. 12
2)
Bibliography Vilém Flusser. in: Flusseriana. An Intellectual Toolbox, English / German / Portuguese, Minneapolis 2015, edited by Siegfried Zielinski / Peter Weibel / Daniel Irrgang, pp. 520-526, p. 521
3)
Bibliography Vilém Flusser. In: Flusseriana. An Intellectual Toolbox, English / German / Portuguese, Minneapolis 2015, edited by Siegfried Zielinski / Peter Weibel / Daniel Irrgang, pp. 520-526, p. 521
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