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Mephisto in the Third Reich

Literary Representations of Evil in Nazi Germany

Mephisto in the Third Reich( )
Author: Barasch Rubinstein, Emanuela
Publication Date:Dec 2014
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Imprint:De Gruyter Oldenbourg
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $133.00
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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. The devil is not only a metaphor, but a central part of the historical analysis. 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...
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