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1913 – The year before the storm

Florian Illies
The Clerkenwell Press
Inglês

Estado : Usado 4/5
Encadernação : Capa dura, com sobrecapa
Disponib. - Em stock

€8
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  • Ano
  • 2013
  • Idioma Original
  • Alemão
  • Tradutor
  • Shaun Whiteside, Jamie Lee Searle
  • Código
  • LT002661
  • ISBN
  • 9781846689512
  • Detalhes físicos
  • Dimensões
  • 14,00 x 22,00 x
  • Nº Páginas
  • 270

Descrição

A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision 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 and Vienna, artists take the omen and act as if there were no tomorrow. 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, an Austrian postcard painter by the name of Adolf Hitler sells his conventional cityscapes.


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Estado 4 – Desgaste apenas da sobrecapa

1913 – The year before the storm

€8

Florian Illies
The Clerkenwell Press
Inglês
Estado : Usado 4/5
Encadernação : Capa dura, com sobrecapa
Disponib. - Em stock

Mais detalhes
  • Ano
  • 2013
  • Idioma Original
  • Alemão
  • Tradutor
  • Shaun Whiteside, Jamie Lee Searle
  • Código
  • LT002661
  • ISBN
  • 9781846689512
  • Detalhes físicos

  • Dimensões
  • 14,00 x 22,00 x
  • Nº Páginas
  • 270
Descrição

A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision 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 and Vienna, artists take the omen and act as if there were no tomorrow. 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, an Austrian postcard painter by the name of Adolf Hitler sells his conventional cityscapes.


NOTA:

Estado 4 – Desgaste apenas da sobrecapa