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], rebound in red cloth with the paper label from the front panel of the paper wrappers affixed to the front panel. 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. 221-24. DER FELDHERR PSYCHOLOGOS is bound with DIE PREUßISCHE MARINE UND DIE DEUTSCHE FLOTTE von Friedrich Harkort (Berlin: Drud und Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1861), an 88-page first edition pamphlet with its original gray printed wrappers. The Prussian Navy was absorbed into the Imperial Navy in 1871 with the creation of the new German empire. Bloch (2002) 1472. Not in Nagl or Lexikon 2. A fine copy. (#133691).

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