This book originated in the seminars on 'Taboos in German Literature' organised by the School of European Studies in 1993/94. My thanks are due to colleagues here and at other universities who -- in these stressful times -- gave so generously of their time and energy. An appreciative audience of staff and students had ample opportunity to appreciate the human as well as the academic face of scholarship! David Hanley provided much more than the necessary financial support. Karen Owen and Amanda Attwood supplied invaluable secretarial help. Finally I would like to thank Marion Berghahn for again being prepared to back one of my projects.
University of Wales Cardiff David Jackson