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Weimar Germany between Two Worlds

The American and Russian Travels of Kisch, Toller, Holitscher, Goldschmidt, and Rundt


R. Seth C. Knox

During the interwar period America and Russia provided German travel writers with opposing visions of Germany’s future, as well as blank screens for the projections of their hopes and anxieties. The travel literature genre allowed authors and readers to approach Weimar Germany’s social issues from a psychologically safe distance. This is the first book to analyze the American and Russian travels of Kisch, Toller, Holitscher, Goldschmidt, and Rundt from a psychogeographic and imagologic perspective. It is a work of particular interest to researchers and students of travel literature, cultural studies, the construction and perception of the «other,» and literary psychology.