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The Resource 1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle

1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle

Label
1913 : the year before the storm
Title
1913
Title remainder
the year before the storm
Statement of responsibility
Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle
Title variation
Nineteen thirteen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The stuffy conventions of the 19th 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; 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. This is the story of the year that shaped the last century
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
  • 940.2'88
  • 940.288
  • 940.288
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
specialized
Label
1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the German
  • This translation originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781846689611
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781846689611
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the German
  • This translation originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781846689611
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781846689611
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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