Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., New York, Paris, Wien, 1995. 394 pp.
Contents: Starting with Heimkehrer novels and dramas that reflect Germany's defeat in 1918 and the foundation of the
Weimar Republic, this book analyses literary works that mirror the successive stages in the Republic's history. The Great
Depression and the rise of Nazism are examined through works by Thomas Mann, Brecht, Fallada, Kästner and others.