Hitler's War Poets: Literature and Politics in the Third Reich / Edition 1

Hitler's War Poets: Literature and Politics in the Third Reich / Edition 1

by Jay W. Baird
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521145635

ISBN-13: 9780521145633

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Jay W. Baird comes to grips with a theme which has been generally avoided by over two generations of scholars and literary critics. He demonstrates how poets and writers responded enthusiastically to Hitler’s summons to artists to create a cultural revolution commensurate with the political radicalism of the new state, thereby affirming the centrality of

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Overview

Jay W. Baird comes to grips with a theme which has been generally avoided by over two generations of scholars and literary critics. He demonstrates how poets and writers responded enthusiastically to Hitler’s summons to artists to create a cultural revolution commensurate with the political radicalism of the new state, thereby affirming the centrality of renewed German culture. Hitler’s War Poets focuses on the lives and the works of six leading conservative, anti-communist yet revolutionary authors who articulated the dream of World War I veterans to form a socially just national community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521145633
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Heroic imagery in the literature of the Third Reich; 2. Rudolf G. Binding and the memory of the Great War; 3. The Great War and literary reaction: Josef Magnus Wehner and the dream of a new Reich; 4. Hans Zöberlein: the heritage of the front as Third Reich prophecy; 5. Edwin Erich Dwinger: Germany's iconic literary anti-Bolshevik; 6. Hitler's muse: the political aesthetics of the poet and playwright Eberhard Wolfgang Möller; 7. The testament of Zarathustra: Kurt Eggers and the SS ideal; Epilogue.

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