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richard dove

Journey of No Return

Five German-speaking Literary Exiles in Britain, 1933–1945 (Max Herrmann-Neiße, Alfred Kerr, Robert Neumann, Karl Otten, and Stefan Zweig)

The story of five exile writers in a London far less cosmopolitan and more hostile to strangers than today.

Excellently written, comprehensively researched … its pages are packed with insights and information to which the British reader can all too readily relate’ – Journal of European Studies

This book is immensely readable as a vivid image of an epoch from an unusual angle, and a moving story of individuals struggling for survival’ – Independent

Richard Dove is Emeritus Professor of German at London University (Greenwich). He is the author of He Was a German: a Biography of Ernst Toller and a founder-member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies at London University.

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