Abstract

Claiming to write the fate of the alienated and dispossessed, geographical as well as existential, in authentic terms, Vicki Baum presented her large popular audience with credible pictures of the exiled state. However, closer examination of her novels reveals that her own expatriation failed to modify esoteric ideas carried over from the Weimar years, which emphasised the symbolic at the expense of the lived experience, trivialising the exile lives which surrounded her.


In: Exile and Gender I
In: Exile and Everyday Life