Tucholsky and France

Stephanie Burrows

Bithell Series of Dissertations 25

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 55

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association and the Institute of Germanic Studies

1 January 2001  •  280pp

ISBN: 978-1-902653-62-4 (paperback)  •  RRP £25, $40

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In his final 'Q-Tagebuch' report to Hedwig Müller dated 19 December 1935 Tucholsky declared: 'Daß ich mein Leben zerhauen habe, weiß ich. Daß ich nicht allein daran schuld bin, weiß ich aber auch. Mein Gott, wäre ich in Frankreich geboren...!' Combining biographical investigation with an analysis of Tucholsky's published journalism, this study sets out to assess the significance of the contact with France and French culture in Tucholsky's life and work. It shows the extent to which he was influenced by the French cultural and intellectual tradition, and by his first-hand experience of France. It provides new insights into Tucholsky's life in France, notably his involvement with French freemasonry and the importance of his contacts in French literary, pacifist, and political circles. This study also considers the role Tucholsky played, or attempted to play, in improving Franco-German relations, and reveals the extent of his efforts to promote rapprochment, not only in Germany, but also in France, through behind-the-scenes contact with politicians and diplomats, through lectures, and through his published journalism.

Bibliography entry:

Burrows, Stephanie, Tucholsky and France, Bithell Series of Dissertations, 25 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2001)

First footnote reference: 35 Stephanie Burrows, Tucholsky and France, Bithell Series of Dissertations, 25 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2001), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Burrows, p. 47.

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Burrows, Stephanie. 2001. Tucholsky and France, Bithell Series of Dissertations, 25 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Burrows 2001: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Burrows 2001: 21.

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