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Author Norton, Robert Edward, 1960-
Title Secret Germany : Stefan George and his circle / Robert E. Norton
Imprint Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2002
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  PT2613.E47 N887 2002    AVAILABLE    30560400631179
Descript xvii, 847 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 815-820) and index
"Stefan George (1868-1933) was one of the most important and influential poets to have written in German. His work, in its originality and impact, easily ranks with that of Goethe, Holderlin, or Rilke. Yet George's reach extended far beyond the sphere of literature. Particularly during his last three decades, George gathered around himself a group of men who subscribed to his homoerotic and idiosyncratic vision of life and sought to transform that vision into reality."
"George considered his circle to be the embodiment and defender of the "real" but "secret" Germany, opposed to the false values of contemporary bourgeois society. Some of his disciples, friends, and admirers were themselves historians, philosophers, and poets. Their works profoundly affected the intellectual and cultural attitudes of Germany's elite during the critical postwar years of the Weimar Republic."
"Essentially conservative in temperament and outlook, George and his circle occupy a central but problematic place in the rise of proto-fascism in Germany. Their own surrogate state offered a miniature model of a future German state: enthusiastic followers submitting themselves without question to the figure and will of a charismatic leader believed to be in possession of mysterious, even quasi-divine, powers." "When he died several months after the Nazi takeover, George was one of the most famous and revered figures in Germany. Today the importance of George and his circle has largely been forgotten. In this, the first full biography of George to appear in any language, Robert E. Norton traces the poet's life and rise to fame."--Jacket
Poet : 1868-1899 -- Pedagogue : 1900-1908 -- Politican : 1909-1918 -- Prophet : 1919-1933
Subject George, Stefan, 1868-1933 -- Friends and associates
George, Stefan, 1868-1933 -- Political and social views
George, Stefan, 1868-1933 fast (OCoLC)fst01800906
George, Stefan 1868-1933 gnd
George, Stefan Anton, 1868-1933. rasuqam
George, Stefan. swd
George, Stefan, 1868-1933 -- Friends and associates
George, Stefan, 1868-1933 -- Political and social views
Poets, German -- 20th century -- Biography
Germany -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Friendship. fast (OCoLC)fst00935174
Poets, German. fast (OCoLC)fst01067907
Political and social views. fast (OCoLC)fst01353986
Politics and government fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Germany. fast (OCoLC)fst01210272
George-Kreis gnd
Amitiā„Ÿ2rasuqam rasuqam
Philosophie politique. rasuqam
Philosophie sociale. rasuqam
Germany -- Politics and government -- 20th century
1900-1999 fast
Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
Biographie (Descripteur de forme) rasuqam
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