RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 17412499 LA English T1 The temple A1 Spender, Stephen,, Grove Press,, Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress), YR 1988 SN 0802110576 9780802110572 0802135242 9780802135247 AB To the Oxford undergraduates Paul, Simon, and William (characters Spender based closely upon himself, W.H. Auden, and Christopher Isherwood) the Weimar Republic seems a kind of paradise. Simon puts it this way: "Germany is the only place for sex. England's no good." During parties in the Bauhaus salons of Hamburg and pleasure-trips along the Rhine, Paul falls in love with "The Children of the Sun," as young Germans call themselves- until the shadow of Nazism begins to loom over them all.