Beyond Catastrophe: German Intellectuals and Cultural Renewal After World War II, 1945-1955 Mark W. Clark

ISBN: 9780739112311

Published: April 13th 2006

Hardcover

195 pages


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Beyond Catastrophe: German Intellectuals and Cultural Renewal After World War II, 1945-1955  by  Mark W. Clark

Beyond Catastrophe: German Intellectuals and Cultural Renewal After World War II, 1945-1955 by Mark W. Clark
April 13th 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 195 pages | ISBN: 9780739112311 | 9.33 Mb

Beyond Catastrophe examines the post-World War II leadership efforts of four major German intellectuals: Karl Jaspers, Thomas Mann, Friedrich Meinecke, and Bertolt Brecht. Clark focuses on the symbolic, practical, and theoretical contributions ofMoreBeyond Catastrophe examines the post-World War II leadership efforts of four major German intellectuals: Karl Jaspers, Thomas Mann, Friedrich Meinecke, and Bertolt Brecht.

Clark focuses on the symbolic, practical, and theoretical contributions of these men to post-war cultural reconstruction, and pays special attention to their key works of the period The German Catastrophe, Doctor Faustus, The Question of German Guilt, and Turandot in which they addressed the key issues of the period including responsibility and guilt for the National Socialist regime, German distinctiveness, the possibility of a renewed humanism, and the relationship of intellectuals to the broader society. Addressing an important lacuna in twentieth-century intellectual history, Beyond Catastrophe will appeal to scholars of history and German studies.



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