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Spectacular Realities
Author: Vanessa R. Schwartz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520221680
Pages: 230
Year: 1999-08-03
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"An exciting, innovative, and significant work. The author points to how the crowd experience transcended class and gender divisions and was transformed from acts of collective violence into acts of collective consumption."—Michael B. Miller, author of Shanghai on the Métro
Fin-De-Siecle Vienna
Author: Carl E. Schorske
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307814513
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-02-01
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A Pulitzer Prize Winner and 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It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history is obsolete."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 historian...as 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
Art Nouveau in Fin-de-siècle France
Author: Debora L. Silverman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520080882
Pages: 415
Year: 1992-01-01
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Examines the political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic factors that influenced the development of art nouveau
Neo-Impressionism and Anarchism in Fin-de-Si?e France
Author: Robyn Roslak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351556541
Pages: 232
Year: 2017-07-05
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In Neo-Impressionism and Anarchism in Fin-de-Si?e France, Robyn Roslak examines for the first time the close relationship between neo-impressionist landscapes and cityscapes and the anarchist sympathies of the movement's artists. She focuses in particular on paintings produced between 1886 and 1905 by Paul Signac and Maximilien Luce, the neo-impressionists whose fidelity to anarchism, to the art of landscape and to a belief in the social potential of art was strongest. Although the neo-impressionists are best known for their rational and scientific technique, they also heeded the era's call for art surpassing the mundane realities of everyday life. By tempering their modern subjects with a decorative style, they hoped to lead their viewers toward moral and social improvement. Roslak's ground-breaking analysis shows how the anarchist theories of Elis?Reclus, Pierre Kropotkin and Jean Grave both inspired and coincided with these ideals. Anarchism attracted the neo-impressionists because its standards for social justice were grounded, like neo-impressionism itself, in scientific exactitude and aesthetic idealism. Anarchists claimed humanity would reach its highest level of social and moral development only in the presence of a decorative variety of nature, and called upon progressive thinkers to help create and maintain such environments. The neo-impressionists, who primarily painted decorative landscapes, therefore discovered in anarchism a political theory consistent with their belief that decorative harmony should be the basis for socially responsible art.
The Shape of Fear
Author: Susan Jennifer Navarette
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813147948
Pages: 272
Year: 2015-01-13
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During the last decades of the nineteenth century, Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Walter Pater and others changed the nature of thought concerning the human body and the physical environment that had shaped it. In response, the 1890s saw the publication of a series of remarkable literary works that had their genesis in the intense scientific and aesthetic activity of those preceding decades -- texts that emphasized themes of degeneration and were themselves stylistically decompositive, with language both a surrogate for physical deformity and a source of anxiety. Susan J. Navarette examines the ways in which scientific and cultural concerns of late nineteenth-century England are coded in the horror literature of the period. By contextualizing the structural, stylistic, and thematic systems developed by writers seeking to reenact textually the entropic forces they perceived in the natural world, Navarette reconstructs the late Victorian mentalité. She analyzes aesthetic responses to trends in contemporary science and explores horror writers' use of scientific methodologies to support their perception that a long-awaited period of cultural decline had begun. In her analysis of the classics Turn of the Screw and Heart of Darkness, Navarette shows how James and Conrad made artistic use of earlier "scientific" readings of the body. She also considers works by lesser-known authors Walter de la Mare, Vernon Lee, and Arthur Machen, who produced fin de siècle stories that took the form of "hybrid literary monstrosities." To underscore the fascination with bodily decay and deformation that these writers explored, The Shape of Fear is enhanced with prints and line drawings by Victor Hugo, James Ensor, and other artists of the day. This elegantly written book formulates a new canon of late Victorian fiction that will intrigue scholars of literature and cultural history.
Zionism and the Fin de Siècle
Author: Michael Stanislawski, Nathan J Miller Professor of Jewish History Michael Stanislawski
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN:
Pages: 282
Year: 2001
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"Stanislawski shows that each of these three [Nordau, Lilien, and Jabotinsky] came to Zionism out of engagement with the larger issues that preoccupied intellectuals and artists at the turn of the century and that the adoption of Jewish nationalism was by no means a foregone conclusion or an inevitable trajectory. The chapters are written in a lively and accessible style."--David Biale, author of Eros and the Jews "Stanislawski has literally rewritten the early history of Zionism. . . . [His] discovery and masterly use of Nordau's correspondence with Olga Novikova and his treatment of Jabotinsky's youthful journalistic sallies are models of lucid and absorbing historical analysis."--Derek. J. Penslar, author of Shylock's Children
Fin de Sicle Kipper
Author: Ciro Marchetti
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems
ISBN: 157281845X
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Year: 2016-07-12
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Ciro Marchetti has situated the traditional German fortune telling deck at the turn of the 19th century in Victorian England. In this expanded gilt deck with three additional cards, rich images tell the stories of the workers as well as the wealthy during the Industrial Revolution. Using augmented reality, via the Aurasma application, Ciro has brought the Fin de Sicle cards to life in stunning, new ways. Guidebook with interpretations by three expert contributors. Includes 39 cards.
Exotic Memories: Literature, Colonialism, and the Fin de Siècle
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Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804765766
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Fin-de-siècle Splendor
Author: Dewei Wang
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804728453
Pages: 433
Year: 1997
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The reigning view of literary historians has been that the May Fourth movement of 1919 marks the division between the traditional and the modern in Chinese literature. This book argues that signs of reform and innovation can be discerned long before May Fourth, and that as China entered the arena of modern, international history in the late Qing, it was already developing its own complex matrix of incipient modernities. It demonstrates that late Qing fiction nurtured a creative, innovative poetics, one that was spurned by the reformers of the May Fourth generation in favor of Western-style realism. The author recognizes that a full account of modern Chinese fiction needs to ask why so many genres, styles, themes, and figures found in late imperial fiction were repressed by "modern" Chinese literary discourse. He focuses on four genres of late Qing fiction that have been either rudely dismissed in pejorative terms or simply ignored: depravity romances, court-case and chivalric cycles, grotesque exposés, and scientific fantasies. The author shows that in spite of the realist orthodoxy that has dominated Chinese literature since the May Fourth movement, these unwelcome genres have continually found their way back into mainstream discourse, their influence being increasingly evident in recent decades. This first comprehensive study of late Qing fiction discusses more than sixty works, at least half of which have rarely or never been dealt with by Western or Chinese scholars. Richly informed by contemporary literary theory, this book constitutes a polemical rethinking of the nature of Chinese literary and cultural modernity.
The Fin de Siècle
Author: Sally Ledger, Roger Luckhurst
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198742797
Pages: 363
Year: 2000
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The cultural history of the Fin de Siècle is richly configured in this exciting anthology of non-literary writings from 1880-1900. Included are sections on Degeneration, Outcast London, The Metropolis, The New Woman, Literary Debates, The New Imperialism, Socialism, Anarchism, Scientific Naturalism, Psychology, Psychical Research, Sexology, Anthropology and Racial Science. Each section carefully situates individual texts within a wider cultural landscape.
France
Author: Eugen Weber
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674318137
Pages: 294
Year: 1986
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A social history of civilization in France in the last two decades of the nineteenth century.
Idols of Perversity
Author: Bram Dijkstra
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195056523
Pages: 453
Year: 1988
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Explores the nature and development of turn-of-the-century anti-woman sentiment in literature, art, and thought, connecting these ideas to the racism and anti-semitism that led to catastrophic genocidal delusions in the first half of the twentieth century
The Schenker Project
Author: Nicholas Cook
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195170563
Pages: 355
Year: 2007-09-28
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This book interprets the music theory of Henrich Schenker (1868-1935) as part of a comprehensive project encompassing not just musical reform but social and political critique. It sets his work into the contexts of Viennese modernism, German cultural conservatism, and Schenker's position as a Jewish immigrant to the city where modern anti-semitism first developed.
Printed Media in Fin-de-siecle Italy
Author: Ann Hallamore Caesar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351193570
Pages: 222
Year: 2017-12-02
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"The Unification of Italy in 1870 heralded a period of unprecedented change. While successive Liberal governments pursued imperial ventures and took Italy into World War One on the Allied side, on the domestic front technological advance, the creation of a national transport network, the expansion of state education, internal migration to cities and the rise of political associations all contributed to the rapid expansion of the print industry and the development of new and highly diversified reading publics. Drawing on publishers'archives, letters, diaries, and printed material, this book provide the most up-to-date research into the printed media - books, magazines and journals - in Italy between 1870 and 1914. With essays on publishers and reading communities, the professionalization of the role of journalist and writer, children's literature, book illustrations, and printed media in colonial territories among others, this book is intended for those with interests in cultural production and consumption and questions of nation-formation and nationhood in and outside Italy. With the contributions: Ann Hallamore Caesar, Gabriella Romani- Introduction John Davis- Media, Markets and Modernity: The Italian Case, 1870-1915 Maria Grazia Lolla- Reader/Power: The Politics and Poetics of Reading in Post-Unification Italy Joseph Luzzi- Verga Economicus: Language, Money, and Identity in I Malavoglia and Mastro-don Gesualdo Olivia Santovetti- The Cliche of the Romantic Female Reader and the Paradox of Novelistic Illusion: Federico De Roberto's L'Illusione (1891) Francesca Billiani- Intellettuali militanti, funzionari e tecnologici, etica ed estetica in tre riviste fiorentine d'inizio secolo: Il Regno, La Voce, e Lacerba (1903-1914) Luca Somigli- Towards a Literary Modernity all'italiana: A Note on F. T. Marinetti's Poesia Silvia Valisa- Casa editrice Sonzogno. Mediazione culturale, circuiti del sapere ed innovazione tecnologica nell'Italia unificata (1861-1900) Matteo Salvadore- At the Borders of 'Dark Africa': Italian Expeditions to Ethiopia and the Bollettino della Societa Geografica Italiana, 1867-1887 Ombretta Frau- L'editore delle signore: Licinio Cappelli e la narrativa femminile fra Otto e Novecento Cristina Gragnani- Il lettore in copertina. Flirt rivista di splendore e declino (Primo tempo: 1897-1902) Fiorenza Weinapple- Abbiamo fatto l'Italia. Adesso si tratta di fare gli Italiani. Il Programma di educazione nazionale del Secolo XX Fabio Gadducci, Mirko Tavosanis- Printers, Poets, Publishers and Painters: The First Years of the Giornale per i bambini John P. Welle- The Magic Lantern, the Illustrated Book, and the Beginnings of the Culture Industry: Intermediality in Carlo Collodi's La lanterna magica di Giannettino"
Art and Womanhood in Fin-de-Siecle Writing
Author: Catherine Delyfer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317323165
Pages: 224
Year: 2015-10-06
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Lucas Malet is one of a number of forgotten female writers whose work bridges the gap between George Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Malet’s writing was intrinsically linked to her passion for art. This is the first book-length study of Malet’s novels.

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