Die große Sache
A rediscovery: Heinrich Mann’s monumental social study
on the eve of the Third Reich
Heinrich Mann’s The Great Cause is perhaps the author’s most radical assessment of late Weimar Republic society – a work of both social and artistic ambition. In the novel, the breathless race for a new invention illuminates a society in between technology and sport, fighting for survival and reaching for happiness, barely guided by morals or a sense of justice.
Includes comprehensive supplementary materials and an
afterword by Michael Grisko.