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Young Love – Negotiations of the Self and Society in Selected German Novels of the 1930s

(Hans Fallada, Aloys Schenzinger, Maria Leitner, Irmgard Keun, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Anna Gmeyner and Ödön von Horváth)


Anja Schmidt-Ott

Contents: Disorientation in the 1920s and the 1930s – Love in the times of Versachlichung – Threats to Love – National Socialist measures and their effectiveness – Men and women - the crisis of manhood and a Neue Mütterlichkeit – The New Woman – Woman in National Socialism - the official image and the chaos of reality – Men and love – Women and love – Revisions of Neue Sachlichkeit – Salvation in femininity – The ‘lost generation’.