Der Faustische Pakt : Goethe und die Goethe-Gesellschaft im Dritten Reich. / Wilson, W. Daniel.

Munich : Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2018. 368 p.

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Goethe, brought into line

Goethe's life is so richly documented, his life so complex that he could easily be taken over by all kinds of opinion makers. For the Goethe Society, for example, founded in Weimar in 1885, he was less an enlightened humanist than a conservative nationalist even before the “seizure of power” in 1933. Afterwards, it conveyed the image of an emphatically “brown” Goethe even more vehemently. Eventually, the Olympian was harnessed broadly for regime purposes. The privileges of a planned »world mission«, coupled with increasing entanglements, result in an exciting, dramatic curve.
Translated title of the contributionThe Faustian Pact: Goethe and the Goethe Society in the Third Reich
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationMunich
PublisherDeutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Number of pages368
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-423-43359-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-423-28166-9
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2018
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