Journey of no return : five German-speaking literary exiles in Britain, 1933-1945 (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Journey of no return : five German-speaking literary exiles in Britain, 1933-1945

Author: Richard Dove
Publisher: London : Libris, 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Among the 70,000 refugees from Nazi Germany who had entered Britain by 1939 were some of the leading literary personalities of the Weimar era. This book tells the stories of five emigre writers, two Austrian, three German - the Austrian and internationally known novelist Stefan Zweig, the leading Berlin theatre critic and essyist Alfred Kerr, the writer and poet Max Herrmann-Neisse, the radical, pacifist journalist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dove, Richard, 1954-
Journey of no return.
London : Libris, 2000 (2005 printing)
(OCoLC)606392850
Named Person: Karl Otten; Robert Neumann, Schriftsteller.; Stefan Zweig; Alfred Kerr; Max Herrmann-Neiße
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dove
ISBN: 1870352416 9781870352413 187035236X 9781870352369
OCLC Number: 45407147
Description: 308 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Flight of Intellectuals. Departure ... Alfred Kerr. The King of Critics. Max Herrmann-Neisse. The Poet as Outsider. Karl Otten. A Writer of Conviction. Robert Neumann. With the Pens of Others. Stefan Zweig. The World's Most Translated Living Author. ... and Arrival --
pt. 2. The Waiting Room (1933-1936). The Cultural Context. Stefan Zweig: 'Miles away from Politics'. Robert Neumann; Lost in Translation. Max Herrmann-Neisse: 'My Life is ever Emptier'. Alfred Kerr: 'An Irreproachable and Harmless Young Man of 67 Years' --
pt. 3. Isolation or Integration (1936-1939). Aspects of Appeasement. Karl Otten: The Shadow of Spain. Alfred Kerr: Living 'from Miracle to Miracle'. Max Herrmann-Neisse: 'Monologue on a Foreign Stage'. The End of Austria. Stefan Zweig: The Burden of Success. Robert Neumann: An Expert in Survival. Peace in Our Time --
pt. 4. Enemy Aliens (1939-41). The Phoney War and Internment. 'Concentration Camp, English Style': Robert Neumann's Internment Diary. The World of Yesterday. 'Quietly and Inconspicuously'. 'Doing Their Bit' --
German Writers at the BBC. 'Marching On': Karl Otten as Scriptwriter. 'Serving the Cause': Alfred Kerr and the BBC --
pt. 5. No Man's Land (1941-45). Writers without Language. Death of a European. Metamorphosis: The Making of an 'English' Author. Alfred Kerr: The Limits of Cultural Mobility. 'After the War is Over ... '. Thoughts on Germany. Free Austria --
pt. 6. Return Journey. 'Once Emigre, Always an Emigre': the Reception of Exile Literature in Post-War Germany.
Responsibility: Richard Dove.

Abstract:

"Among the 70,000 refugees from Nazi Germany who had entered Britain by 1939 were some of the leading literary personalities of the Weimar era. This book tells the stories of five emigre writers, two Austrian, three German - the Austrian and internationally known novelist Stefan Zweig, the leading Berlin theatre critic and essyist Alfred Kerr, the writer and poet Max Herrmann-Neisse, the radical, pacifist journalist Karl Otten, and the Austrian novelist and literary parodist Robert Neumann. All were banned from publishing in Germany from which they fled for their lives. Only Zweig was already known in Britain." "Using unpublished diaries, memoirs, letters and British government records, the author follows the difficult, often dramatic and tragic lives of these men and their families in their efforts to establish themselves in British society."--Jacket.

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