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1913 - 9781846689611

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  • Product code: AKBWC
  • ISBN: 9781846689611
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 12/06/2014

1913 (Paperback)

1913 - 9781846689611

Florian Illies


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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.

Product Details

  • Product code: AKBWC
  • ISBN: 9781846689611
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 12/06/2014

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