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Writing Weimar: Critical Realism in German Literature, 1918-1933

David Midgley


The years of the Weimar Republic saw complex cultural change in Germany as well as political turmoil. This book draws on the large amount of research done on the period since the 1980s in order to show how literary writers developed critical perspectives on the social and political issues of the time, and how those perspectives are related to longer-term developments in German culture that run beyond the watershed events of 1918 and 1933. Individual chapters discuss the dominant trends in the poetry, the theatre, and the novel, as well as the literary representations of the city, technology, a ... More

Keywords: Weimar Republic, Germany, poetry, theatre, novel, First World War, German culture, Neue Sachlichkeit, writers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198151791
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151791.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Midgley, author
St John's College, Cambridge