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Author Barasch-Rubinstein, Emanuela, 1959- author

Title Mephisto in the Third Reich : literary representations of evil in Nazi Germany / Emanuela Barasch-Rubinstein
Published Berlin : De Gruyter Oldenbourg ; Jerusalem : Magnes, [2015]
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Contents Introduction -- 1. The Image of the Devil in Western Culture -- 2. Mephisto by Klaus Mann -- 3. I and I by Else Lasker-Schüler -- 4. Germany and the Germans by Thomas Mann -- 5. The Deputy by Rolf Hochhuth -- 6. The Holocaust and the Future
Summary "The association of Nazism with the symbol of ultimate evil -- the devil -- can be found in the works of Klaus and Thomas Mann, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Rolf Hochhuth. He appears either as Satan of the Judeo-Christian tradition, or as Goethe's Mephisto. Barasch-Rubinstein looks into this phenomenon and analyzes the premise that the image of the devil had a substantial impact on Germans' acceptance of Nazi ideas"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Devil in literature.
German literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Good and evil in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110379430 (ePDF)
3110395789 (ePUB)
9783110379433 (ePDF)
9783110395785 (ePUB)