Hitler's war poets : literature and politics in the Third Reich (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Hitler's war poets : literature and politics in the Third Reich

Author: Jay W Baird
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jay W. Baird comes to grips with a theme that has been generally avoided by more than two generations of scholars and literary critics. He argues that German literature did not end with the advent of Hitler in 1933 only to be reborn after the fall of the Third Reich in 1945. Baird demonstrates how poets and writers responded enthusiastically to Hitler's summons to artists to create a cultural revolution  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Rudolf Binding; Josef Magnus Wehner; Hans Zöberlein; Edwin Erich Dwinger; Eberhard Wolfgang Möller; Kurt Eggers
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay W Baird
ISBN: 9780521876896 0521876893 9780521145633 0521145635
OCLC Number: 136779752
Description: xiii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Heroic imagery in the literature of the Third Reich --
Rudolf G. Binding and the memory of the Great War --
Josef Magnus Wehner and the dream of a new reich --
Hans Zöberlein : the heritage of the front as Third Reich prophecy --
Edwin Erich Dwinger : Germany's iconic literary anti-Bolshevik --
Hitler's muse : the political aesthetics of the poet and playwright Eberhard Wolfgang Möller --
The testament of Zarathustra : Kurt Eggers and the SS ideal.
Responsibility: Jay W. Baird.
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Jay W. Baird comes to grips with a theme which has been generally avoided by over two generations of scholars and literary critics. He demonstrates how poets and writers responded enthusiastically to  Read more...

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'... this book makes a major contribution to scholarship on literature during the Third Reich.' Journal of Central European History '... Baird has written a valuable work which reminds us how vibrant Read more...

 
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