Beyond Catastrophe

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

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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 of these men to post-war cultural reconstruction, and pays special attention to their key works of the period.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 476.28g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739112317
  • 9780739112311

About Mark W. Clark

Mark W. Clark is associate professor of history and philosophy at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.show more

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This readable, well-researched study is an important contribution to German intellectual and political history. Highly recommended. CHOICE Demonstrating admirable prose and analysis, Mark Clark assesses anew the contributions - and limitations - of four pre-eminent intellectuals who sought to bridge the nearly unbridgeable abyss between pre-war Germany and the traumatized societies, east and west, that painfully emerged after 1945. -- James F. Tent, The University of Alabama at Birminghamshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Guardian of the Past: Friedrick Meinecke Chapter 3 A Prophet Without Honor: Karl Jaspers Chapter 4 The Insider as Outsider: Thomas Mann Chapter 5 Hero or Villain? Bertolt Brect in the GDR Chapter 6 Conclusionshow more

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