DER FELDHERR PSYCHOLOGOS. EIN SUCHEN NACH DEM FUHRER DER DEUTSCHEN ZUKUNFT. Kurt Hesse.

DER FELDHERR PSYCHOLOGOS. EIN SUCHEN NACH DEM FUHRER DER DEUTSCHEN ZUKUNFT. Berlin: Verlegt bei E. S. Mittler & Sohn, 1922. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-x [xi] xii-xvi [1] 2-219 [220: ad], original gray wrappers with printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels, all edges untrimmed. First edition. "Along with the Freikorps fantasies ... there were also utopian novels of this period presenting German liberation as the work of a single individual, usually a former front line officer or field marshal ... The esteem accorded these veterans is illustrated by Kurt Hesse's 1921 manifesto entitled DER FELDHERR PSYCHOLOGOS ... in which Hesse argued that Erich Ludendorff was the only man capable of leading Germany into a better future." - Jost Hermand, Old Dreams of a New Reich, p. 95. "... Hesse, who scolded other radical nationalists for too easily drifting away into 'utopias' and constructing 'castles in the air,' himself relapsed into the realm of the primary process and, like the visionaries, dreamed of a savior leading Germany into the next 'titanic battle of nations [Volker].'" - Fisher, Fantasy and Politics: Visions of the Future in the Weimar Republic, pp. 221-4. Bloch (2002) 1472. Not in Nagl or Lexikon 2. Some mild edge wear and creasing to wrappers, a very good copy. (#133692).

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