Fin-de-Si�cle Vienna Politics and Culture

ISBN-10: 0394744780
ISBN-13: 9780394744780
Edition: N/A
Authors: Carl E. Schorske
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/12/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art and thought was born. "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. It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history is obsolete." -- David A. Hollinger, History Book Club Review "Each of [the seven separate studies] can be read separately....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.R. Trevor-Roper, front page, The New York Times Book Review "Invaluable to the social and political historian...as well as to those more concerned with the arts" -- John Willett, The New York Review of Books "A work of original synthesis and scholarship. Engrossing." -- Newsweek

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Politics and the Psyche
Schnitzler and Hofmannstahl
The Ringstrasse
Its Critics, and the Birth of Urban Modernism
Politics in a New Key
An Austrian Trio
Politics and Patricide in Freud's
Interpretation of Dreams
Gustav Klimt
Painting and the Crisis of the Liberal Ego
The Transformation of the Garden
Explosions in the Garden
Kokoschka and Schoenberg
Index

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