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The Resource The temptation of despair : tales of the 1940s, Werner Sollors

The temptation of despair : tales of the 1940s, Werner Sollors

Label
The temptation of despair : tales of the 1940s
Title
The temptation of despair
Title remainder
tales of the 1940s
Statement of responsibility
Werner Sollors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Germany, the years immediately following World War II call forward images of obliterated cities, hungry refugees, and ghostly monuments to Nazi crimes. The temptation of despair was hard to resist, and to contemporary observers the road toward democracy in the Western zones of occupation seemed rather uncertain. Drawing on a vast array of American, German, and other sources--diaries, photographs, newspaper articles, government reports, essays, works of fiction, and film--Werner Sollors makes visceral the experiences of defeat and liberation, homelessness and repatriation, concentration camps and denazification. These tales reveal writers, visual artists, and filmmakers as well as common people struggling to express the sheer magnitude of the human catastrophe they witnessed. Some relied on traditional images of suffering and death, on Biblical scenes of the Flood and the Apocalypse. Others shaped the mangled, nightmarish landscape through abstract or surreal forms of art. Still others turned to irony and black humor to cope with the incongruities around them. Questions about guilt and complicity in a totalitarian country were raised by awareness of the Holocaust, making "After Dachau" a new epoch in Western history. 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."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sollors, Werner
Dewey number
940.55/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D829.G3
LC item number
S56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Denazification
  • Social psychology
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Denazification
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Social psychology
  • War and literature
  • War and motion pictures
  • Germany
  • Besetzung
  • Entnazifizierung
  • Deutschland
  • Denazifiering
  • Socialpsykologi
  • Andra världskriget 1939-1945 i konsten
  • Andra världskriget 1939-1945 i litteraturen
  • Film och krig
  • Andra världskriget 1939-1945
Label
The temptation of despair : tales of the 1940s, Werner Sollors
Link
http://d-nb.info/1058391461/04
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn861478320
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9780674416314
Lccn
2013037693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674052437
  • (OCoLC)861478320
Label
The temptation of despair : tales of the 1940s, Werner Sollors
Link
http://d-nb.info/1058391461/04
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn861478320
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9780674416314
Lccn
2013037693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674052437
  • (OCoLC)861478320

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