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Author Ellis, Robert, 1946-

Title Ernst Toller and German society : intellectuals as leaders and critics, 1914-1939 / Robert Ellis
Published Madison [New Jersey] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : Copublished with Rowman & Littlefield, [2013]
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Contents Introduction -- The intellectual as critic -- "Wandering " : the prewar years, 1889-1914 -- The attractions of ideology: expressionism and activism -- Revolution of love: Bavaria, 1918-1919 -- "A gentle apostle ": the Weimar years -- The critic as exile -- Conclusion: what the shadow said
Summary "Between 1918 and 1939 Ernst Toller was one of Germany's prominent left-wing intellectuals, He was a leader of the German Revolution of 1918-1919, famous playwright of the 1920s and best known spokesman against Hitler during the 1930s, writing about a country unsuccessfully balancing between survival and annihilation. This study, the first comprehensive analysis in two decades, shows the influence that intellectuals can have in a troubled society and asks what qualities make leaders effective"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Toller, Ernst, 1893-1939 -- Political and social views.
Authors, German -- 20th century -- Biography.
Dramatists, German -- 20th century -- Biography.
Politics and literature -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Intellectuals -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611476364 (electronic bk.)
9781611476361 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Intellectuals as leaders and critics, 1914-1939