Tyrants Writing Poetry

January 30, 2018

Why do tyrants of all people often have a poetic vein? Where do terror and fiction meet? The cultural history of totalitarian regimes is unwrapped in ten case studies, edited by Albrecht Koschorke and Konstantin Kaminskij of the University of Konstanz, studying the artistic ambitions of Nero, Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Saparmyrat Nyyazow, and Radovan Karadzic.
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