Der produktive Kosmos der Gina Kaus
Gina Kaus (1893-1985), one of the most successful German authors of the 1920s and 1930s, was well known not only for her literary work but also for love affairs with various prominent men. As well as bestselling novels, her work included short stories, journalism, reviews and articles about education and psychology.
This monograph is the first to take into account the full range of her work, which both reflects and symbiotically links themes relevant to the German Weimar Republic and the Austrian First Republic. Kaus deals with the topics of the day such as the collapse of monetary and moral values, the changing roles of men and women, new forms of marriage and the objectification of personal relationships. Inspired by Alfred Adler’s individual psychology, highly influential in 1920s Vienna, she also examines psychological and pedagogical issues and places poetological considerations in the context of New Objectivity.