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1913

Price: 11.99 GBP

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Author: Illies, Florian ; translated into English by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition New

Type Book

Size 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall

Publisher The Clerkenwell Press 2013

ISBN Number 1846689511 / 9781846689512

Inventory No. 303618

New hardback. 2nd printing. In excellent fine condition. RRP 14.99. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival clear film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 272pp. 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's characteristic mixture of poignant evocation and laconic irony, 1913 is the story of the year that shaped the last century.

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1913, Illies, Florian ; translated into English by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle



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