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The SPD, its Cultural Policy and the German Avant-garde 1917-1922

Abstract

RICHARD SHEPPARD The SPD, its Cultural Policy and the German Avant-garde 1917-19221 This article investigates the dysrelationship which existed between the SPD and the German avant-garde 1917-1922; examines John Schikowski's attempt to rectify that situation; identifies the conditions under which some kind of rapprochement was possible; but concludes that the SPD's rejection of literary and visual modernism and the modern medium of film was due to its attachment to the values ​​of Weimar Classicism and the aesthetics of German Idealism. The article deals with the disparity between the SPD and the German avant-garde in the years 1917-1922. He examines John Schikowski's attempt to justify this situation and works out the conditions under which some approximation was possible; This led to the realization that the rejection of literary and artistic modernism and the new medium of film by the SPD was due to their commitment to the values ​​and aesthetics of Weimar Classicism and German idealism. It is easy for literary scholars to assume that there is a natural alliance between the political Left and the cultural avant-garde2 and it is especially easy to do so in respect of the situation in Germany between April 1917 and September 1922, i.e. the revolutionary period

journal

International Archive for the Social History of German Literature (IASL) - de Gruyter

Published: Jan 1, 1995