×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Deutschlandbild of A.R. Orage and the New Age Circle
     

The Deutschlandbild of A.R. Orage and the New Age Circle

by Diane Milburn
 

This book examines the perception of Germany by English writers in the years leading up to and including the First World War. It centres on the role of A.R. Orage as editor of the New Age and the function of his periodical for the reception of German thought and culture in England. The study demonstrates that Orage was an important intermediary in the

Overview

This book examines the perception of Germany by English writers in the years leading up to and including the First World War. It centres on the role of A.R. Orage as editor of the New Age and the function of his periodical for the reception of German thought and culture in England. The study demonstrates that Orage was an important intermediary in the reception of German literature and ideas in England. It traces a marked connection between Orage and Germany: from giving lectures aimed at 'reducing Leeds to Nietzscheism' to encouraging writers to discuss German culture in the New Age. This included printing regular articles on German politics, examinations of the work of Nietzsche, as well as discussions of the avant-garde theatre in pre-war Germany. The interest in Germany is sustained throughout the First World War and continues into the 1920s with exploration of the work of Oswald Spengler, Hans Vaihinger and Hermann Graf Keyserling, then only just appearing in Germany. Although never a pacifist periodical, the author suggests that the New Age avoided some of the xenophobic excesses of contemporary publications in the war of words against Germany, and that Orage was instrumental in presenting to his English readership an understanding of Wilhelmine Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783631495582
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
299

Meet the Author

The Author: Diane Milburn was born in 1963 in Newcastle upon Tyne. She read B.A. French and German at the University of London and studied at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz and the Université des Sciences Humaines, Strasbourg. Following an M.A. in Anglo-German Literary Relations at Leeds University in 1988, the author taught English at the Eurosprachschule in Ingolstadt. She returned to Leeds to research A. R. Orage and Germany for her Ph.D., which was awarded in 1994. Since October 1994 she has been employed as a Temporary Lecturer in the Department of German at the University of Leeds.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews