Silone, Ignazio—Fontamara, Verona, 1951.
The best novel on Italian fascism.
Spender, Stephen—European Witness, N.Y., 1946.
Note especially the analysis of Goebbel’s novel, Michael.
Trevor-Roper, H.R.—The Last Days of Hitler, N.Y., 1946.
An intimate portrayal of Hitler and his entourage from the time of the beginning of the collapse of the Nazi armies. Especially good on the rift between the politicians and the military.
The catastrophe and holocaust brought about by the two powerful movements of fascism and national socialism will mark human life always. Now, as we feel our hatred for them, we find it difficult to understand how they could have been so powerful, how they could have appealed so strongly to millions of people of a modern age.
And the documents whereby we could understand these philosophies have been lost—except as they are now gathered here in one convenient volume.
To understand our own times, it is necessary to understand these movements. And to understand them, we must read the basic philosophical and political documents which show the force of the ideas which moved a world to the brink of disaster.
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1. A FIELD OF BROKEN
STONES by Lowell Naeve.
A profound book written in a prison. $1.65.
2. THE WIFE OF
MARTIN GUERRE by Janet Lewis.
One of the fine short novels of all time. $1.25.
3. READINGS ON
FASCISM AND NATIONAL SOCIALISM.
A grouping together of authoritative readings. $1.35.
4. THE TEACHER
OF ENGLISH by James E. Warren, Jr.
The Materials and Opportunities of the teacher. $1.35.
5. MORNING RED
by Frederick Manfred.
The most ambitious novel by a powerful writer. $1.95.
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