The Art of Revolution

The Art of Revolution

Kurt Eisner's Agitprop

Albert E. Gurganus


Camden House



The first major study of the neglected fiction works of the well-known revolutionary politician Kurt Eisner.

This fascinating study analyzes the fiction (including the didactic political Märchen) of Kurt Eisner, who is best known as a revolutionary politician of the Wilhelminian and Weimar periods. Eisner's literary work has been little studied, even in the German Democratic Republic, where he was revered as a political martyr. This is the first major study of this neglected aspect of Eisner's production.


July 1986
2 black and white illustrations
120 pages
9x6 in
Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
ISBN: 9780938100201
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BISAC LIT004170, HISO14000
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An intelligent, well-written, and necessary introduction to the literary works of Kurt Eisner. SOUTH ATLANTIC REVIEW

Since Eisner's activities before World War I ... are seldom examined, we can be grateful to receive new and interesting information in the monograph. It develops Eisner's concept of propagandistic art, and presents his own literary output ... A welcome addition to our knowledge. GERMAN QUARTERLY

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