German Literature Through Nazi Eyes (RLE Responding to Fascism)

By G H Atkins

© 2010 – Routledge

148 pages

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About the Book

The influence of Nazism on German culture was a key concern for many Anglo-American writers, who struggled to reconcile the many contributions of Germany to European civilization, with the barbarity of the new regime.

In German Literature Through Nazi Eyes, H.G. Atkins gives an account of how the Nazis undertook a re-evaluation of German literature, making it sub-ordinate to their own interests. All reference to Jewish writers and influence was virtually eliminated, and key writers such as Goethe and Lessing were re-interpreted. What was left was a military history that was avowedly militant and propagandist.

Table of Contents

1. The Seizure of Power 2. The New Vocabulary 3. The Revaluation 4. Heralds of the Third Realm 5. Conclusion. Appendix – Originals of the Passages Quoted in English in the Text. Bibliography. Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Responding to Fascism

This collection of contemporary and near contemporary works represents some of the diversity of response as the English speaking world struggled to come to terms with the political upheaval.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS014000
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
REF000000
REFERENCE / General