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Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider (original 1968; edition 2001)
by Peter Gay
Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider by Peter Gay (1968)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393322394, Paperback)
A seminal work as melodious and haunting as the era it chronicles, now reissued with a new introduction.First published in 1968, Weimar Culture is one of the masterworks of Peter Gay's distinguished career. A study of German culture between the two wars, the book brilliantly traces the rise of the artistic, literary, and musical culture that bloomed ever so briefly in the 1920s amid the chaos of Germany's tenuous post-World War I democracy, and crashed violently in the wake of Hitler's rise to power. Despite the ephemeral nature of the Weimar democracy, the influence of its culture was profound and far-reaching, ushering in a modern sensibility in the arts that dominated Western culture for most of the twentieth century. Vivid and eminently readable, Weimar Culture is the finest introduction for the casual reader and historian alike. "[A]n enormously rich, intriguing, and exciting essay.... A major contribution to the study..."—The New York Times 16 black and white illustrations
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