By Gary D. Stark
Imperial Germany's governing elite usually sought to censor literature that threatened validated political, social, spiritual, and ethical norms within the identify of public peace, order, and protection. It claimed and exercised a prerogative to intrude in literary lifestyles that was once broader than that of its Western friends, yet nonetheless no longer vast sufficient to avoid the literary neighborhood from not easy and subverting a few of the social norms the country used to be such a lot made up our minds to shield. This research is the 1st systematic research in any language of nation censorship of literature and theater in imperial Germany (1871–1918). to evaluate the position that formal nation controls performed in German literary and political lifestyles in this interval, it examines the rationale, functionality, contested criminal foundation, associations, and daily operations of literary censorship in addition to its effectiveness and its impression on authors, publishers, and theater directors.
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