Stefan George, Thomas Mann, and the Politics of Homoeroticism1

  title={Stefan George, Thomas Mann, and the Politics of Homoeroticism1},
  author={Daniel DiMassa},
  journal={The German Quarterly},
In the first decades of the twentieth century, Stefan George and Thomas Mann envisioned starkly different futures for Germany: the former espoused a geheimes Deutschland, a geistiges Reich that would limit itself to an intellectual elite, while the latter—after coming to terms with the consequences of World War One—championed the cause of democracy. In this paper, I argue that the political differences dividing George and Mann must be read as a disagreement over the question of how… Expand
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