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American women writers and the Nazis : ethics and politics in Boyle, Porter, Stafford, and Hellman

Author: Thomas Austenfeld
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As expatriates in Germany and Austria in the 1930s, Kay Boyle, Katherine Anne Porter, Jean Stafford and Lillian Hellman saw the rise of Nazi ideology firsthand. In this volume Thomas Austenfeld  Read more...

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Named Person: Katherine Anne Porter; Lillian Hellman; Jean Stafford; Kay Boyle
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Austenfeld
ISBN: 0813920523 9780813920528
OCLC Number: 45558816
Description: viii, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Central Europe in the 1930s: how American women writers developed a political ethics --
Contextual ethics or emotional fidelity: Kay Boyle in the Austrian mountains --
Winter in Berlin: Katherine Anne Porter's politics of emotion --
Deep expatriatism: Kay Boyle as Frenchwoman --
Memories of Heidelberg: Jean Stafford's multiple selves --
The moral act: Lillian Hellman fights fascists in the parlor --
Occupying Germany: Kay Boyle and language --
Anatomies of evil and redemption: contextualizing Porter's politics and Boyle's Germany --
Women's literature and the ethic of care.
Responsibility: Thomas Carl Austenfeld.

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