The seduction of culture in German history / Wolf Lepenies.

During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was more distressed by the loss of cultural treasures than by the leveling of homes. Remarkably, his propagandists broadcast this fact, convinced that it would reveal not his callousness but his sensitivity: the destruction had failed to crush his artist&...

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Main Author: Lepenies, Wolf.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
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Summary:During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was more distressed by the loss of cultural treasures than by the leveling of homes. Remarkably, his propagandists broadcast this fact, convinced that it would reveal not his callousness but his sensitivity: the destruction had failed to crush his artist's spirit. It is impossible to begin to make sense of this thinking without understanding what Wolf Lepenies calls The Seduction of Culture in German History. This fascinating and unusual book tells the story of an arguably catastrophic German habit--that of valuing cultural achievement above all els.
Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 260 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) and index.
ISBN:9781400827039
1400827035
1282158821
9781282158825
9786612158827
6612158824