Some seventy thousand or more refugees from National Socialism came to Britain from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia and engaged in a wide range of cultural and political activities. Professor Ritchie reveals the extraordinary vitality of these exile activities. Professor Ritchie has published widely on Expressionism and the Weimar Republic, hence studies of the exile experience of artists and writers from this period figure prominently in this collection of his essays. Other focuses of this work are: women in exile in Britain; poets; dramatists; and writers of prose. The concluding essays expand the scope even further to include more recent European exiles.
About the Author
The Author: Emeritus Professor J.M. Ritchie is joint editor of German Life and Letters. For his work as author of many books and articles on German topics from Baroque to National Socialism and Exile he was awarded a D.Litt. by the University of Aberdeen and made a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is now an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Germanic Studies in London, and Chairman of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London.