1913 - Illies, Florian

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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…mehr

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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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Profile Books; Clerkenwell Press
  • Seitenzahl: 270
  • 2014
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: 2014. 288 S. 198 mm
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 126mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 245g
  • ISBN-13: 9781846689611
  • ISBN-10: 1846689619
  • Best.Nr.: 39524894
Autorenporträt
Florian Illies, geboren 1971 in Schlitz bei Fulda. Bis Dezember 2002 Leitung des Feuilletons der "Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung" und davor die Berliner Seiten der "FAZ". Derzeit freier Autor in Berlin. 1999 Auszeichnung mit dem "Ernst-Robert-Curtius Förderpreis für Essayistik" und 2014 mit dem "Ludwig-Börne-Preis".
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