The Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider

The Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider

by Peter Gay, Weimar Gay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393322394

ISBN-13: 9780393322392

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A seminal work as melodious and haunting as the era it chronicles, now reissued with a new introduction.
First published in 1968, Weimar Culture is one of the masterworks of Peter Gay's distinguished career. A study of German culture between the two wars, the book brilliantly traces the rise of the artistic, literary, and musical culture that bloomed ever so

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A seminal work as melodious and haunting as the era it chronicles, now reissued with a new introduction.
First published in 1968, Weimar Culture is one of the masterworks of Peter Gay's distinguished career. A study of German culture between the two wars, the book brilliantly traces the rise of the artistic, literary, and musical culture that bloomed ever so briefly in the 1920s amid the chaos of Germany's tenuous post-World War I democracy, and crashed violently in the wake of Hitler's rise to power. Despite the ephemeral nature of the Weimar democracy, the influence of its culture was profound and far-reaching, ushering in a modern sensibility in the arts that dominated Western culture for most of the twentieth century. Vivid and eminently readable, Weimar Culture is the finest introduction for the casual reader and historian alike. "[A]n enormously rich, intriguing, and exciting essay.... A major contribution to the study..."—The New York Times

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393322392
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
413,927
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Norton Paperback Editionv
Prefacexiii
I.The Trauma of Birth: From Weimar to Weimar1
II.The Community of Reason: Conciliators and Critics23
III.The Secret Germany: Poetry as Power46
IV.The Hunger for Wholeness: Trials of Modernity70
V.The Revolt of the Son: Expressionist Years102
VI.The Revenge of the Father: Rise and Fall of Objectivity119
Appendices
I.A Short Political History of the Weimar Republic147
II.Bibliography165
Index199

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