Fin-de-siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture

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CUP Archive, Jan 1, 1981 - History - 378 pages
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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It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history is obsolete."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 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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User Review  - Joannmuench Muench - Goodreads

I'll be honest. I was given this book when it first came out and you would think I would have loved it, but I found it very hard to plow through. I don't know why I didn't enjoy this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Bill Wallace - Goodreads

Seven essays about the birth of Modernism in Vienna. I found the essays here a bit uneven. The two on art, specifically focusing on Klimt and Kokoschka, were excellent, as was the chapter about the ... Read full review

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Carl E. Schorske is Professor of History, Princeton University.

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