Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture / Edition 1

Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture / Edition 1

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by Carl E. Schorske
     
 

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

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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It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history is obsolete."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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394744780
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1980
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
209,083
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

I. Politics and the Psyche: Schnitzler and Hofmannstahl

II. The Ringstrasse, Its Critics, and the Birth of Urban Modernism

III. Politics in a New Key: An Austrian Trio

IV. Politics and Patricide in Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams

V. Gustav Klimt: Painting and the Crisis of the Liberal Ego

VI. The Transformation of the Garden

VII. Explosions in the Garden: Kokoschka and Schoenberg

Index

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