Diary of a Man in Despair

Author: Friedrich Reck

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590175999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Friedrich Reck might seem an unlikely rebel against Nazism. Not just a conservative but a rock-ribbed reactionary, he played the part of a landed gentleman, deplored democracy, and rejected the modern world outright. To Reck the Nazis were ruthless revolutionaries in Gothic drag, and helpless as he was to counter the spell they had cast on the German people, he felt compelled to record the corruptions of their rule. The result is less a diary than a sequence of stark and astonishing snapshots of life in Germany between 1936 and 1944. We see the Nazis at the peak of power, and the murderous panic with which they respond to approaching defeat; their travesty of traditional folkways in the name of the Volk; and the author’s own missed opportunity to shoot Hitler. This riveting book is not only, as Hannah Arendt proclaimed it, “one of the most important documents of the Hitler period” but a moving testament of a decent man struggling to do the right thing in a depraved world.

Diary of a Man in Despair

Author: Friedrich Percyval Reck-Malleczewen,Fritz Percy Reck-Malleczewen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


Category: Germany

Page: 232

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This is a prophetic insight into the psychotic soul of Nazi Germany, written by a Prussian aristocrat in the years between 1936 and 1944. It charts the rise of Hitler and the blind allegiance of the masses to his suicidal cause.

Summary of Friedrich Reck's Diary of a Man in Despair

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 29

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Spengler was a man of great human greatness and small and large frailties. He was the kind of man who liked to eat alone, and he would often declaim the entire time. #2 Spengler was the most humorless man I have ever met. He was also the most sensitive to even the smallest criticism. He despised humbug, but he would not allow any inaccuracies or errors to stand uncorrected. #3 Spengler’s prophecy of the approaching Dostoyevskian Christianity was made in 1922 in the second volume of Decline. But his followers began to leave him around 1926, when he made his peace with contemporary Germany and its businessmen-on-horseback. #4 The German Revolution is based on simple blackmail. The Nazis found out in 1932 that Oskar von Hindenburg owed 13 million marks, and used this to blackmail him into naming Hitler chancellor.

Diary of a Man in Despair

Author: Friedrich Percyval Reck-Malleczewen

Publisher: N.A



Page: 228

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The Politics of Literature in Nazi Germany

Author: Jan-Pieter Barbian

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441168141

Category: History

Page: 468

View: 9368

This is the most comprehensive account to date of literary politics in Nazi Germany and of the institutions, organizations and people who controlled German literature during the Third Reich. Barbian details a media dictatorship-involving the persecution and control of writers, publishers and libraries, but also voluntary assimilation and pre-emptive self-censorship-that began almost immediately under the National Socialists, leading to authors' forced declarations of loyalty, literary propaganda, censorship, and book burnings. Special attention is given to Nazi regulation of the publishing industry and command over all forms of publication and dissemination, from the most presitigious publishing houses to the smallest municipal and school libraries. Barbian also shows that, although the Nazis censored books not in line with Party aims, many publishers and writers took advantage of loopholes in their system of control. Supporting his work with exhaustive research of original sources, Barbian describes a society in which everybody who was not openly opposed to it, participated in the system, whether as a writer, an editor, or even as an ordinary visitor to a library.

The Third Reich Sourcebook

Author: Anson Rabinbach,Sander L. Gilman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520955145

Category: History

Page: 991

View: 5962

No documentation of National Socialism can be undertaken without the explicit recognition that the "German Renaissance" promised by the Nazis culminated in unprecedented horror—World War II and the genocide of European Jewry. With The Third Reich Sourcebook, editors Anson Rabinbach and Sander L. Gilman present a comprehensive collection of newly translated documents drawn from wide-ranging primary sources, documenting both the official and unofficial cultures of National Socialist Germany from its inception to its defeat and collapse in 1945. Framed with introductions and annotations by the editors, the documents presented here include official government and party pronouncements, texts produced within Nazi structures, such as the official Jewish Cultural League, as well as documents detailing the impact of the horrors of National Socialism on those who fell prey to the regime, especially Jews and the handicapped. With thirty chapters on ideology, politics, law, society, cultural policy, the fine arts, high and popular culture, science and medicine, sexuality, education, and other topics, The Third Reich Sourcebook is the ultimate collection of primary sources on Nazi Germany.

The Diary of a Space Traveller and other Stories

Author: Satyajit Ray

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184753306

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1346

It all began with the fall of a meteorite and the crater it made. In its centre was a red notebook, sticking out of the ground—the first (or was it really the last?) of Professor Shonku’s diaries. Professor Trilokeshwar Shonku, eccentric genius and scientist, disappeared without a trace after he shot off into space in a rocket from his backyard in Giridih, accompanied by his loyal but not-toointelligent servant Prahlad, his cat Newton, and Bidhushekhar, his robot with an attitude. What has become of the professor? Has he decided to stay on in Mars, his original destination? Or has he found his way to some other planet and is living there with strange companions? His last diary tells an incredible story . . . Other diaries unearthed from his abandoned laboratory reveal stranger and even more exciting adventures involving a ferocious sadhu, a revengeful mummy and a mad scientist in Norway who turns famous men into six-inch statues. Exciting, imaginative and funny, the stories in this collection capture the sheer magic of Ray’s lucid language, elegant style, graphic descriptions and absurd humour. The indomitable Professor Shonku has returned, to win himself over a whole new band of followers!

Forty Days from the Diary of a Delusional Man

Author: Jeffrey Hochstedler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462016766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 1232

This memoir takes a look into the heart and mind of one man who suffers from schizoaffective and bipolar disorders. Jeffrey Hochstedlers life has seen its share of twists and turnsa culmination of the many choices and decisions made at any one time. In this memoir, he shares revelations and meditations from events in his daily life and how these occurrences shaped the man he is today. Written in diary format, Forty Days from the Diary of a Delusional Man illustrates how his mind thinks, feels, and perceives. He reveals details from many parts of his lifehis birth in 1957; growing up in Indiana with his parents and brother; battling depression in his teen years; enlisting in the Army in 1981; dealing with his relationships and his schizoaffective and bipolar disorders; and finding solace in art. With many examples of Hochstedlers art included, Forty Days from the Diary of a Delusional Man shows how he was affected by confusion and despair. But it also communicates how he leaned on art and God to survive each day.