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Strange Bird: The Albatross Press and the Third Reich

Michele K. Troy


This book is about the Albatross Press, a Penguin precursor that entered into an uneasy relationship with the Nazi regime to keep Anglo-American literature alive under fascism. Albatross was, from its beginnings in 1932, a “strange bird”: a cultural outsider to the Third Reich but an economic insider. It was funded by British-Jewish interests. Its director was rumored to work for British intelligence. A precursor to Penguin, it distributed both middlebrow fiction and works by edgier modernist authors such as D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway to eager continental ... More

Keywords: fascism, Albatross Press, Nazi regime, Anglo-American literature, Third Reich, Nazi censorship, British intelligence, propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300215687
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300215687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele K. Troy, author
University of Hartford