Mephisto in the Third Reich: Literary Representations of Evil in Nazi Germany

Mephisto in the Third Reich: Literary Representations of Evil in Nazi Germany

Emanuela Barasch-Rubinstein

Language: English

Pages: 217

ISBN: 2:00292397

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The association of Nazism with the symbol of ultimate evil - the devil - can be found in the works of Klaus and Thomas Mann, Else Lasker-Schuler, and Rolf Hochhuth. He appears either as Satan of the Judeo-Christian tradition, or as Goethe's Mephisto. Barasch-Rubinstein looks into this phenomenon and analyzes the premise that the image of the devil had a substantial impact on Germans' acceptance of Nazi ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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