By Fred Bridgham
This quantity of essays examines the perceived rift among the British and German highbrow and cultural traditions prior to 1914 and the way the ensuing disagreement either displays and helped verify old, political, and, finally, army occasions. This vexed symbiosis is traced first via a survey of well known fiction, from alarmist British and German "invasion novels" to the visions of Erskine Childers and Saki or even P.G. Wodehouse; contrastingly, the "mixed-marriage novels" of von Arnim, Spottiswoode, and Wylie are thought of. additional issues comprise D. H. Lawrence's ambivalent courting with Germany, Carl Sternheim's coded anti-militarism, H. G. Wells's and Kurd Lasswitz's visions in their nations lower than Martian invasion, Nietzsche because the embodiment of Prussian warmongering, and the increase in Germany of anglophobic, anti-Spencerian evolutionism. Case histories of the positions of German and English lecturers in regard to the clash around out the quantity. individuals: IAIN BOYD WHITE, HELENA RAGG-KIRKBY, RHYS WILLIAMS, INGO CORNILS, NICHOLAS MARTIN, GREGORY MOORE, STEFAN MANZ, ANDREAS HUTHER, HOLGER KLEIN Fred Bridgham is Senior Lecturer within the division of German on the collage of Leeds.
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G. Wells (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973), 298, cited in The Intellectuals and the Masses: Pride and Prejudice among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1880–1939, by John Carey (London: Faber & Faber, 1992), 133. 75 Laßwitz, Zwischen zwei Welten, “Herren des Sonnensystems” (Lords of the Solar System), 393; gravitational and solar energy, passim; “Steine in Brot verwandelten . . von dem niedrigen Standpunkt des Ackerbaues emanzipiert” (stones turned into bread . . emancipated from low-status land-cultivation), 393; civil wars, 406; “Beruf der Nume, die Menschheit von ihrer Geschichte zu erlösen” (the Martians’ vocation to redeem mankind from its history), 635.
See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 149. 66 See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 211, n. 45. 67 Thus Eric Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes (London: Abacus, 1995), 186. ’ Carl Sternheim’s Opposition to the First World War,” chap. 3 in this volume, and Edward Timms, Karl Kraus, Apocalyptic Satirist (New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1986), 273–80. 68 69 See Reed, Mann and the Uses of Tradition, 212–13 for Thomas Mann’s tortuous argument resisting the memorandum. ” 70 H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds (serialized 1897, book 1898) (London: Heinemann, 1968), 25.
See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 152, and Helena Ragg-Kirkby, “Perversion and Pestilence: D. H. Lawrence and the Germans,” chap. 2 in this volume. 64 August 1914. See Harry T. ” 65 In the essay “The Crown,” Oct–Nov 1915. See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 149. 66 See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 211, n. 45. 67 Thus Eric Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes (London: Abacus, 1995), 186. ’ Carl Sternheim’s Opposition to the First World War,” chap. 3 in this volume, and Edward Timms, Karl Kraus, Apocalyptic Satirist (New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1986), 273–80.