Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen. Hollinger, history book Club Review"Each of the seven separate studies can be read separately.
Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture #ad - . Yet they are so artfully designed and integrated that one who reads them in order is impressed by the book's wholeness and the momentum of its argument. Gordon A. Craig, the new Republic"A profound work. On one of the most important chapters of modern intellectual history" -- H.
The World of YesterdayUniversity of Nebraska Press #ad - His passionate, evocative prose paints a stunning portrait of an era that danced brilliantly on the edge of extinction. This new translation by award-winning Anthea Bell captures the spirit of Zweig’s writing in arguably his most revealing work. By the author who inspired wes anderson’s film, the world of yesterday recalls the golden age of literary Vienna—its seeming permanence, its promise, The Grand Budapest Hotel Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, and its devastating fall.
Surrounded by the leading literary lights of the epoch, Stefan Zweig draws a vivid and intimate account of his life and travels through Vienna, Paris, and London, Berlin, touching on the very heart of European culture. University of Nebraska Press.
Wittgenstein's ViennaIvan R. Dee #ad - Allan janik and stephen toulmin have acted on a striking premise: an understanding of prewar Vienna, Wittgenstein's native city, will make it easier to comprehend both his work and our own problems…. This is an independent work containing much that is challenging, new, and useful. New york Times Book Review.
Ivan r Dee Publisher. As a portrait of wittgenstein, the book is superbly realized; it is even better as a portrait of the age, with dazzling and unusual parallels to our own confused society. University of Nebraska Press. With others, viktor adler, including freud, he forged his ideas in a classical revolt against the stuffy, and Arnold Schoenberg, doomed, and moralistic lives of the old regime.
Wittgenstein's Vienna #ad - The central figure in this study of a crumbling society that gave birth to the modern world is Wittgenstein, the brilliant and gifted young thinker. This is a remarkable book about a man perhaps the most important and original philosopher of our age, and a city Vienna, a society the corrupt Austro-Hungarian Empire on the eve of dissolution, with its fin-de siècle gaiety and corrosive melancholy.
Rock 'n' Roll: A New PlayGrove Press #ad - It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Rock ’n’ roll is an electrifying collision of the romantic and the revolutionary. When security forces tighten their grip on artistic expression, Jan is inexorably drawn toward a dangerous act of dissent.
Rock 'n' Roll: A New Play #ad - . University of Nebraska Press. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his homeland of Czechoslovakia just as Soviet tanks roll into Prague. Ivan r Dee Publisher. Back in england, max, jan’s volcanic mentor, faces a war of his own as his free-spirited daughter and his cancer-stricken wife attempt to break through his walls of academic and emotional obstinacy.
Used book in Good Condition. Over the next twenty years of love, and loss, espionage, chance, the extraordinary lives of Jan and Max spin and intersect until an unexpected reunion forces them to see what is truly worth the fight.
The Radetzky March Works of Joseph RothHarry N. Abrams #ad - Ivan r Dee Publisher. The author's greatest achievement, The Radetzky March is an unparalleled portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such a universal story for our times. The radetzky march, joseph roth's classic saga of the privileged von Trotta family, encompasses the entire social fabric of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before World War I.
The Radetzky March Works of Joseph Roth #ad - Overlook Books. Used book in Good Condition. University of Nebraska Press.
A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889Penguin Books #ad - Overlook Books. The two shots that rang out at Mayerling in the Vienna Woods echo still. Frederic morton, author of the bestselling rothschilds, in the span of only ten months, where, deftly tells the haunting story of the Prince and his city, "the Western dream started to go wrong. In rudolf's vienna moved other young men with striking intellectual and artistic talents—and all as frustrated as the Prince.
On january 30, at the champagne-splashed hight of the Viennese Carnival, 1889, the handsome and charming Crown Prince Rudolf fired a revolver at his teenaged mistress and then himself. Morton studies these and other gifted young men, interweaving their fates with that of the doomed Prince and the entire city through to the eve of Easter, just after Rudolf's body is lowered into its permanent sarcophagus and a son named Adolf Hitler is born to Frau Klara Hitler.
A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889 #ad - Ivan r Dee Publisher. Among them were: young sigmund freud, gustav mahler, Theodor Herzl, Gustav Klimt, and the playwright Arthur Schnitzler, whose La Ronde was the great erotic drama of the fin de siecle. University of Nebraska Press. Used book in Good Condition.
The Story of Art, Pocket EditionPhaidon #ad - Combining text with hundreds of full-colour illustrations, this book traces the history of art in an unfolding narrative, from primitive cave paintings to modern controversial art works. Overlook Books. University of Nebraska Press. Phaidon Press. Ivan r Dee Publisher. Used book in Good Condition.
A Concise History of Austria Cambridge Concise HistoriesCambridge University Press #ad - Phaidon Press. It is a story full of anomalies and ironies, a case study of the other side of European history, without the easy answers of more clearly national narratives, and hence far more relevant to today's world. Steven beller's gripping and comprehensive account traces the remarkable career of Austria through its many transformations, and then successful Alpine republic, German province, Central European great power, imperial house, from German borderland, failed Alpine republic, to dynastic enterprise, building up a picture of the layers of Austrian identity and heritage and their diverse sources.
Today's austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multi-national history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the time between 1938 and 1945 when Austrians were Germans in Hitler's Third Reich. Used book in Good Condition. Overlook Books. Ivan r Dee Publisher. University of Nebraska Press.
A Concise History of Austria Cambridge Concise Histories #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. For a small, modern austria has a very large and complex history, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, extending far beyond its current borders.
Arthur Schnitzler: Four Major PlaysSmith & Kraus Pub Inc #ad - This was the age of the "viennese secessionists, webern, painters Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, and Schoenberg, " exemplified by composers such as Berg, the foundations of modern architecture, and Zionism. These plays are regularly performed throughout the world and are acclaimed as masterpieces of modern theater.
University of Nebraska Press. Mueller's translations of plays include works by Brecht, Hauptmann, Strindberg, Wedekind, Buchner, and Sophocles. He wrote with charm and grace and with great compassion for the frailty of humankind. Used book in Good Condition. Austrian playwright arthur schnitzler 1862-1931, one of the seminal forces in world drama, was also a novelist and practicing physician.
Arthur Schnitzler: Four Major Plays #ad - Overlook Books. Used book in Good Condition. Phaidon Press. Much like his contemporary sigmund Freud, Schnitzler's work is inextricable from the social and intellectual milieu, which accompanied the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His four dramatic works in this volume La Ronde, Anatol, The Green Cockatoo, and Flirtation are among the most celebrated plays of the 20th century.
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Weimar Culture: The Outsider as InsiderW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Ivan r Dee Publisher. Overlook Books. Vivid and eminently readable, Weimar Culture is the finest introduction for the casual reader and historian alike. Used book in Good Condition. 16 black and white illustrations University of Nebraska Press. Phaidon Press. Despite the ephemeral nature of the weimar democracy, the influence of its culture was profound and far-reaching, ushering in a modern sensibility in the arts that dominated Western culture for most of the twentieth century.
Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A study of german culture between the two wars, the book brilliantly traces the rise of the artistic, literary, and musical culture that bloomed ever so briefly in the 1920s amid the chaos of Germany's tenuous post-World War I democracy, and crashed violently in the wake of Hitler's rise to power.
Used book in Good Condition. A seminal work as melodious and haunting as the era it chronicles. First published in 1968, weimar Culture is one of the masterworks of Peter Gay's distinguished career.
Memo Havel CollectionTheater 61 Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. An office has adopted a new official language, Ptydepe, in an attempt to make communication more scientific. University of Nebraska Press. Phaidon Press. Used book in Good Condition. But the new language may truly be a tool for power. Used book in Good Condition. Ivan r Dee Publisher. Overlook Books.
The memo is one of václav havel's most popular plays, and this new translation is by Havel's most prolific translator, Paul Wilson. Part of the havel collection, a series of new translations of the work of Václav Havel, from Theater 61 Press. Havel's play was able to slip by the Communist Czech censors in 1965, despite its veiled political commentary.
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