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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. 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. ‘Fin de Siecle’ Helped Restore Vienna to its Rightful Place on the Carl E. Schorske: The Man Who ‘Wrote the Book’ on Vienna (Photo: Victoria Oscarrson).

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The link between the essays is Schorske’s view of politics and culture: Books by Carl E. Schorske Fin-De Siecle Vienna: Of course this book is about the turn of the century and the early years of the 20th.

Carl E. Schorske: Scholar of Vienna’s Golden Age

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I suppose it is possible to get those ideas out of the book, but it is not obvious; for me, the reads have been disappointing, the mechanisms and community sketches obscure. My favorite discussion is that of the “coffeehouse culture” which was a veritable hothouse for new ideas.

I found the essays here a bit uneven. Everytime I schorskke an essay in this book I have to get my graduate school mind back.

I wish thou Well written, if at times bombastic, particularly in the literary analysis chapter. Schorske subtly frames the reaction to the bourgeois style of the early Ringstrasse as a conflict between rational modernism and intuitive historicism.


Services Mladen Kovacevic, Lisa Malzer. And so Klimt is confused about reality, while Kokoschka refuses to deal with it.

Instead, each chapter focuses on between one and three middle class socialites, using them as a lens to demonstrate the tormented state of contemporary Viennese socio-economic schorskw political life.

Passages like this really hurt my reading experience. CUP Archive- History – pages.

Fin-De-Siecle Vienna

For instance, I learned several things from the Schoenberg section even though I had studied his life and music somewhat already. And the rise of nationalist populism. But what is interesting to me, some forty years after the book came out, and fifty since the earliest essays were written, is not the play of these two traditions in the work of various intellectuals, but the process by which the ideas precipitated out of Viennese culture. This compression of the socio-political liberal hegemony provided the opportunity for a ‘collective Oedipal revolt’ against the liberal inheritance, promoted by “Die Jungen” the Young Onesspreading from politics in the s to literature and art in the s.

If so, it hardly seems obvious. During a test for a sociology class I took at Truman Community College in Chicago, I encountered a question that asked whether and how the contemporary United States was comparable to the Roman Empire as it collapsed.

The chapters on literature dealt with authors unfamiliar to me except as names and did not particu Seven essays about the birth of Modernism in Vienna. Published February 1st by Vintage first published Schorske refrains from expounding on the lives of aristocrats and politicians, though.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Fin-de-Siecle Vienna “is not my substance, but your substance,” he insisted, emphasising his approach to scholarship.

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The weakening authority of history sped up the process of change as it liberated people to create new forms. I take slight issue with a Freudian interpretation of politics, but the section is nonetheless an interesting read.

Fin-De-Siecle Vienna by Carl E. Schorske | : Books

His father, the banker son of a German born cigar-maker, was also a socialist. The faux gothic Festsaal at Freyung No. The moment was almost theatre like reviving a weary student drifting off in a lecture. This assimilation by culture, Schorske argues in a suggestive–but never developed–few lines, meant that art for arts sake took a different meaning in Venice than anywhere else: Now at 92, he sings what he pleases, and without embarrassment, he burst into full song before achorske assembled audience:.

I came to the book again after reading Rebel Souls, which suggested these ideas were developed more specifically in a Bohemian context.