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Secret Germany : Myth in Twentieth-century German Culture - by Furio Jesi (Hardcover)
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In the decades before the rise of the Third Reich, “Secret Germany” was a phrase used by the circle of writers around the poet Stefan George to describe a collective political and poetic project: the introduction of the highest values of art into everyday life, the secularization of myth and the mythologization of history. In this book, Furio Jesi takes up the term in order to trace the contours of that political, artistic, and aesthetic thread as it runs through German literary and artistic culture in the period—which, in the 1930s, became absorbed by Nazism as part of its prophecy of a triumphant future. Drawing on thinkers like Carl Jung and writers such as Thomas Mann and Rainer Maria Rilke, Jesi reveals a literary genre that was transformed, tragically, into a potent political myth.
Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Literary Collections
Series Title: Italian List
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Furio Jesi
Street Date: November 15, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-7000
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