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Fischer Taschenbücher 1913 - Der Sommer des Jahrhunderts

  • By Florian Illies
  • Price: £14.95
  • ISBN: 9783596193240
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 19/04/2021 if you order today

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A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched documentary traces and biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate cultural portrait of a world that is about to change forever. The stuffy conventions of the nineteenth century are receding into the past, and 1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet; a young seamstress called Coco Chanel opens her first boutique; Charlie Chaplin signs his first movie contract; and new drugs like cocaine usher in an age of decadence.

Yet everywhere there is the premonition of ruin - the number 13 is omnipresent, and in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Trieste, artists take the omen and act as if there were no tomorrow, their brief coincidences of existence telling of a darker future. In a Munich hotel lobby, Rilke and Freud discuss beauty and transience; Proust sets out in search of lost time; and while Stravinsky celebrates the Rite of Spring with industrial cacophony, in Munich an Austrian postcard painter by the name of Adolf Hitler sells his conventional cityscapes. Told with Illies's characteristic mixture of poignant evocation and laconic irony, 1913 is the story of the year that shaped the last century.

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Series Fischer Taschenbücher Title 1913 - Der Sommer des Jahrhunderts
Subject German Language German
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date August 2014 Authors Florian Illies
Binding Paperback Pages 320
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 285
ESB Code 15136 ISBN 9783596193240
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 19/04/2021 if you order today
  Price £14.95

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