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Category: General & World History|
The author of the book: Eric Hobsbawm
Edition: Little, Brown Book Group
Date of issue: 28 Mar 2013
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 766 KB
City - Country: London, United Kingdom
Full description of the book Fractured Times : Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century:Born at the turn of the 20th century and raised in Vienna, Eric Hobsbawm, who was to become one of the most brilliant and original historians of our age, was uniquely placed to observe an era of titanic social and artistic change. As the century progressed the forces of Communism and Dadaism, Ibiza and cyberspace, would do battle with the bourgeois high culture fin-de-siecle Vienna represented - the opera, the Burgtheater, the museums of art and science, City Hall. In Fractured Times Hobsbawm unpicks a century of cultural fragmentation and dissolution with characteristic verve and vigour. Hobsbawm examines the conditions that PDF created the great cultural flowering of the belle epoque and held the seeds of its disintegration, from paternalistic capitalism to globalisation and the arrival of a mass consumer society. Passionate but never sentimental, Hobsbawm ranges freely across his subject: he records the passing of the golden age of the 'free intellectual' and examines the lives of great, forgotten men; he analyses the relation between art and totalitarianism and dissects cultural phenomena as diverse as surrealism, women's emancipation and the American cowboy myth. Written with consummate imagination and skill, Fractured Times is the last book from ePub one of our greatest modern-day thinkers.
About the author Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and educated in Austria, Germany and England. He was a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the Japan Academy, with honorary degrees from universities in several countries. He taught until retirement at Birkbeck College, University of London, and then at the New School for Social Research in New York. In addition to The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire and The Age of Extremes, his books include Bandits, Revolutionaries, Uncommon People, his memoir Interesting Times, Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism and How to Change the World. Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012.
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