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
     
 

Jay W. Baird 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.See more details below

Overview

Jay W. Baird 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521145633
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,457,522
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jay W. Baird is Professor of History Emeritus at Miami University in Ohio. He has also taught at Stanford University and Pomona College, and was a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge in 1997 and 2004. His previous books include To Die For Germany (1990); The Mythical World of Nazi War Propaganda, 1939-1945 (1977); and the edited volume From Nuremberg to My Lai (1974). He served as president of the German Studies Association from 1993-1995, and was recognized by the Holocaust Educational Foundation for distinguished contributions to Holocaust education in 2006.

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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