The Resource 1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Searle

1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Searle

Label
1913 : the year before the storm
Title
1913
Title remainder
the year before the storm
Statement of responsibility
Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Searle
Title variation
Nineteen thirteen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This is a moving true account of European society on the brink of war. 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' characteristic mixture of poignant evocation and laconic irony, 1913 is the story of the year that shaped the last century
Cataloging source
LACC
Dewey number
940.288
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Searle
Label
1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Searle
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-270)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14941946
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Dimensions
  • black & white illustrations, portraits
  • 22 cm.
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Extent
270 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846689642
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2072540
  • (OCoLC)855168315
  • (AuCNLKIN)000051793289
  • (OCoLC)855878651

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