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Wagner's Hitler is an important and controversial contribution to the literature on Hitler's Germany. Köhler powerfully argues that Wagner's influence played a vital role in shaping the cultural context in which Nazism developed.

Köhler traces the legacy of the German romantic tradition and the irrational, egocentric, nationalistic and intolerantly utopian features which were shared by Wagner and Hitler. He explores how Hitler discovered characters he could identify with in Wagner's work, as well as concepts he could apply to his political career, up to the point when Wagner's anti-Semitic tracts were turned into violent reality by the politician he had inspired. In a compelling study, Köhler traces Wagner's influence on Hitler from the young Austrian scraping together the price of an opera ticket, to the dictator enacting his megalomaniac Wagnerian visions of a Germany that would rule the world. He also shows how Wagner's family in Bayreuth supported Hitler from the beginning of his political career, and aided his introduction into highly influential circles.

Considerable controversy surrounded this book upon publication in Germany and the English-language edition of Wagner's Hitler is bound to provoke similar heated discussion among all who are interested in the debates about Hitler and his context, Wagner's political influence, and the social and cultural factors which shaped the rise of Nazism in Germany.

Synopsis:

Offers a controversial contribution to the literature on Hitler's Germany. The author argues that Wagner's influence played a vital role in shaping the cultural context in which Nazism developed.

Synopsis:

Wagner's Hitler is an important and controversial contribution to the literature on Hitler's Germany.

About the Author

Joachim Köhler is a scholar of philosophy and German literature, and is the author of Zarathustra's Secret and Nietzsche and Wagner.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Ronald Taylor.

1. Ein Heldenleben.

2. The Last of the Tribunes.

3. Dresden Burns.

4. Studies in the Ring.

5. Dragon-Slayer by Profession.

6. The Future as Art.

7. A Royal Failure.

8. The Witch's Kitchen.

9. A Lethal Subject.

10. Pioneers.

11. An Official Blessing.

12. The Saviour Betrayed.

13. Wagnerian Hero: A Self-Portrait.

14. Blood Brotherhood.

15. Life under the Mastersingers.

16. Barbarossa Returns: Ahasversus Perishes.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745622392
Subtitle:
The Prophet and His Disciple
Translator:
Taylor, Ronald
Author:
Kohler, Joachim
Author:
Taylor, Ronald
Publisher:
Polity
Location:
Cambridge, UK :
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Antisemitism
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
20th Centu
Subject:
ry & Contemporary European History
Subject:
Twentieth Century & Contemporary History
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20000228
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
250 x 100 x 15 mm 24 oz

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