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Britain and the Weimar Republic : the history of a cultural relationship /
Colin Storer.
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London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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xii, 246 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1848851405, 9781848851405
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imprint
London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
1848851405
9781848851405
catalogue key
7362056
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-241) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Between the two world wars, Germany managed -- despite all the political upheavals it was experiencing -- to attract extremely large numbers of British travellers and tourists. During the Weimar period in particular, Germany attracted visitors from virtually every section of British society. In this book, Colin Storer moves beyond the traditional scholarly focus on figures such as Christopher Isherwood and John Maynard Keynes to provide the first broad comparative study of British intellectual attitudes towards Weimar Germany. Based on original research and using striking examples from intellectual life and literature it highlights the diversity of British attitudes, challenges received opinions on areas such as the "inevitable collapse" of the Republic, and seeks to establish why Weimar Germany was so appealing to such a variety of individuals.
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'This book offers a lively account of the relationship between British intellectuals and Germany's Weimar Republic and is refreshingly different from the existing - and rather massive - literature, which has been overwhelmingly pre-occupied with a small group of bohemian writers around Isherwood and Auden and their sexual proclivities. These do feature in Colin Storer's portrayal but they are only one part of a much broader canvas, which takes in tourism and travel literature, the impact of the Great War and the Versailles Treaty on the formation of British views of the new state and even the previously neglected attitudes of female intellectuals towards Germany, and especially Berlin. Storer studies not only the correspondence, diaries and memoirs (published and unpublished) of its protagonists but also carefully dissects their depiction of Germans and Germany in their various works of fiction.
Main Description
Between the two world wars, Germany managed - despite all the political upheavals it was experiencing - to attract extremely large numbers of British travellers and tourists. During the Weimar period in particular, Germany attracted visitors from virtually every section of British society. In this book, Colin Storer moves beyond the traditional scholarly focus on figures such as Christopher Isherwood and John Maynard Keynes to provide the first broad comparative study of British intellectual attitudes towards Weimar Germany. Based on original research and using striking examples from intellectual life and literature it highlights the diversity of British attitudes, challenges received opinions on areas such as the 'inevitable collapse' of the Republic, and seeks to establish why Weimar Germany was so appealing to such a variety of individuals.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
'Germany Wants to See You': British Travel and Tourism in Weimar Germanyp. 11
'Don't let's be Beastly to the Germans': British Attitudes towards Germany in War and Peacep. 34
Occupational Hazards: British Intellectuals and the Occupation of the Rhinelandp. 58
Sexual Mecca, City of Doom or Cosmopolitan Capital? British Attitudes towards Berlinp. 84
'A Woman's Watch on the Rhine': Female Intellectuals and the Weimar Republicp. 106
Creating a Weimar Stereotype? Representations of Weimar Germany in Fictionp. 123
'The German Fascisti': British Attitudes towards Nazism in the 1920sp. 148
Conclusionp. 173
Appendix: Biographical Notesp. 183
Notesp. 194
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 242
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