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Lara Feigel

Lara Feigel is the author of The Love-Charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War. She teaches at King’s College London and is writing a book about culture in postwar Germany.

Germany in the 1940s

Lara Feigel, 22 October 2014

In the spring​ of 1949 Klaus Mann moved from hotel room to hotel room in Amsterdam and Cannes, contemplating suicide. He was isolated and depressed and sure that the situation in postwar Germany was to blame. He was working on a novel which he intended to call The Last Day. He had already made a botched suicide attempt in Los Angeles, described in almost humorous detail by the hero of his...

The Writers’ Blitz

Rosemary Hill, 21 February 2013

On 31 August 1939 Alan Cameron was at his desk at the BBC, where he was secretary to the Central Council of School Broadcasting, when he heard that the British fleet was mobilising. This meant...

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Spender’s Journals

Karl Miller, 30 August 2012

Stephen Spender was a visitor to the city of Hamburg both before the war and after, when he played a part in the work of occupation and recovery. He was well on his way to being the noted...

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