Diary of a Man in Despair

Diary of a Man in Despair

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Friedrich Reck might seem an unlikely rebel against Nazism. Not just a conservative but a rock-ribbed reactionary, he played the part of a landed gentleman, deplored democracy, and rejected the modern world outright. To Reck the Nazis were ruthless revolutionaries in Gothic drag, and helpless as he was to counter the spell they had cast on the German people, he felt compelled to record the corruptions of their rule. The result is less a diary than a sequence of stark… (more)

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This is altogether a remarkable book and I can only agree with the quote from the New York Times on the cover, “It is stunning to read, for it is not often that invective achieve the level of art, and rarer still that hatred assumes a tragic grandeur”.

This is one of the most important personal documents to have come out of the war.

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Publisher: NYRB Classics (February 12, 2013)

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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