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The bitter taste of victory life, love, and art in the ruins of the Reich by Lara Feigel

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social conditions,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Denazification,
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-420) and index.

StatementLara Feigel
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDD259.63 .F454 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 443 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages443
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27210122M
ISBN 101632865513
ISBN 109781632865519
OCLC/WorldCa918283738

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  The Bitter Taste of Victory is more than a group biography. Threaded throughout is the role of culture in a nation s psyche Urgent, absorbing, and quietly devastating, The Bitter Taste of Victory is a superb achievement. Few books catch so well the strange energy of the war s immediate aftermath, the half-crazed adrenalin and slow-burning /5(33). Reviews “The Bitter Taste of Victory is more than a group biography. Threaded throughout is the role of culture in a nation's psyche Urgent, absorbing, and quietly devastating, The Bitter Taste of Victory is a superb achievement. Few books catch so well the strange energy of the war's immediate aftermath, the half-crazed adrenalin and slow-burning despair” – Frances Wilson, Daily. “Urgent, absorbing, and quietly devastating, The Bitter Taste of Victory is a suberb achievement. Few books catch so well the strange energy of the war’s immediate aftermath, the half-crazed adrenalin and slow-burning despair” ***** Frances Wilson, Telegraph “Lara Feigel succeeds brilliantly in capturing life in post-war Germany. The Bitter Taste of Victory Life, Love, and Art in the Ruins of the Reich (Book): Feigel, Lara: When Germany surrendered in May it was a nation reduced to rubble. Immediately, America, Britain, Soviet Russia, and France set about rebuilding in their zones of occupation. Most urgent were physical needs--food, water, and sanitation--but from the start the Allies were also anxious to.

When Germany surrendered in May it was a nation reduced to rubble. Immediately, America, Britain, Soviet Russia, and France set about rebuilding in their zones of occupation. Most urgent were physical needs--food, water, and sanitation--but from the start the Allies were also anxious to indoctrinate the German people in the ideas of peace and civilization. Denazification and.   Urgent, absorbing, and quietly devastating, The Bitter Taste of Victory is a superb achievement. Few books catch so well the strange energy of the war's immediate aftermath, the half-crazed adrenalin and slow-burning despair -- Frances Wilson * Daily Telegraph * Feigel entwines politics and passion, the wide screen of history and the close-up /5().   The Bitter Taste of Victory is published by Bloomsbury. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call .   The Bitter Taste of Victory tells the story of Germany from to through the eyes of outsiders, together with the testimony of some emblematic German exiles, notably the .

  “The Bitter Taste of Victory is an ambitious book, ranging across a sea of events and characters and filled with enjoyable details.” – Literary Review “The most striking aspect of this story, recounted by Lara Feigel in her fine book, lies in the contrast between the stillness and slow time of Mann's exile and the hectic pace of life. The Bitter Taste of Victory is more than a group biography. Threaded throughout is the role of culture in a nation's psyche Urgent, absorbing, and quietly devastating, The Bitter Taste of Victory is a superb achievement. Few books catch so well the strange energy of the war's immediate aftermath, the half-crazed adrenalin and slow-burning despair (Frances Wilson Daily Telegraph)Reviews: Book review: The Bitter Taste of Victory – Life, Love and Art in the Ruins of the Reich by Lara Feigel Leave a reply Lara Feigel is a cultural historian and a literary critic, combining her interests to write about the meeting point between life, literature and history. Lara Feigel, in her excellent book, "The Bitter Taste of Victory: Life, Love, and Art in the Ruins of the Reich", examines the years , as artists, writers, movie-makers were sent to Germany to try to influence post-war reconstruction/5.