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Ludwig Renn, Krieg (War)

  • Jerry PalmerEmail author
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Abstract

Ludwig Renn’s War is ambiguously sited between fact and fiction, an ambiguity deliberately fostered by its publishers. It was written under a pseudonym to hide the author’s aristocratic origins, as he was a socialist, later a communist. Despite his political commitment, and his unsparing view of the war, the book was well received by the nationalist press as well as by republicans and pacifists. The analysis stresses the elements in the book that allowed this ambivalence, making it a best-seller.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LondonUK

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