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Author Fiss, Karen

Title Grand illusion : the Third Reich, the Paris exposition, and the cultural seduction of France / Karen Fiss

Publ Info Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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 RWU Main Library  DD255.F7 F57 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 285 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. (p. 260-271) and index
Contents The cultural politics of rapprochement -- The production of the German pavilion -- The reception of Nazi culture -- Franco-German relations in the cinema and the 1937 exposition -- The visual pleasure of mass ornament -- Epilogue: Vichy and the legacy of the 1930s
Note "Franco-German cultural exchange reached its height at the 1937 Paris World's Fair, where the Third Reich worked to promote an illusion of friendship between the two countries. Through the prism of this decisive event, Grand Illusion examines the overlooked relationships among Nazi elites and French intellectuals. Their interaction, Karen Fiss argues, profoundly influenced cultural production and normalized aspects of fascist ideology in 1930s France, laying the groundwork for the country's eventual collaboration with its German occupiers."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Nazi propaganda -- France
France -- Relations -- Germany
Germany -- Relations -- France
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)
National socialism -- Foreign public opinion, French
Germany -- Foreign public opinion, French
France -- Politics and government -- 1914-1940
ISBN 9780226251998 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226251993 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226252018 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226252019 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40017441792