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Author Sollors, Werner, author

Title The temptation of despair : tales of the 1940s / Werner Sollors
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (x, 390 pages)
Contents Introduction : before success -- March 29, 1945 : between the no longer and the not yet : peace breaks out gradually in Central Europe -- May 7, 1945 : malevolent rectangles of spectral horror : a photographer and his subject -- June 23, 1945 : after Dachau : of private vengeance, collective guilt, life in ruins, population transfers, and displaced persons -- October 4, 1945 : dilemmas of denazification : Karl Loewenstein, Carl Schmitt, military occupation, and militant democracy -- January 8, 1946 : are you occupied territory? : black G.I.s in fiction of the occupation -- April 24, 1946 : the race problem in the house on Lilac Road : occupation children and the film Toxi -- August 20, 1948 -- May 6, 1977 : Heil, Johnny : Billy Wilder's A foreign affair, or, The denazification of Erika von Schlutow -- Coda : comic relief? -- Afterword
Summary The Temptation of Despair is a book about coming to terms with the mid-1940s, the contradictory emotions of a defeated people-sorrow and anger, guilt and pride, despondency and resilience-as well as the ambiguities and paradoxes of Allied victory and occupation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Denazification.
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Germany.
Social psychology -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Influence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Literature and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Genre/Form Art.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674416317 (electronic bk.)
9780674416314 (electronic bk.)