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The Ups and Downs of Leni Riefenstahl: Rereading the Rhythms of the Memoirs

Mary Rhiel

Mary Rhiel is Associate Professor of German at the University of New Hampshire.In tandem with her interests in German film and colonial narratives, particularly those set in China, she has published on German film and on the problems of biography. Her publications include Re-Viewing Kleist: The Discursive Construction of Authorial Subjectivity in West German Kleist Films (Peter Lang, 1991) and the co-edited volume The Seductions of Biography (Routledge, 1996). She has published on teaching Riefenstahl in the journal Unterrichtspraxis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008



... reader and writer. “Taking a Life: Hot Pursuit and Cold Rewards in a Mexican Testimonial Novel,” in The Seductions of Biography, ed. Mary Rhiel and David Suchoff (New York and London: Routledge, 1996), 147-172. Violence as a referential act...