Alex Ross on the influence of Carl Schorske and his book “Fin-de-Siècle Vienna.”. 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-Siècle Vienna has ratings and 49 reviews. Miriam said: This reads more like a collection of topical essays than a book — because, in fact.
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I saw through their eyes, I give you a bow Carl for giving me the opportunity to read such a tremendously captivating book. Instead, each chapter focuses on between one and three middle class socialites, using them as a lens to demonstrate the to Schorske offers something for everybody: He seems to know his stuff and be incredibly versed in the virnna of the topics.
Schorske has courage and creativity, which makes the book fun to sdhorske. This is not an easy read nor a book that one tends to just sit down and read in a few sittings. Books like these tend to fail, and fail quite badly. Analysis by an historian is not necessarily historical analysis.
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Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture – Carl E. Schorske – Google Books
Schorske mostly analyzes politics through culture, or even more explicitly cultural viennz. Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn. Schorske, a sometimes difficult but rewarding read.
It is the sort of book one studies, perhaps, as I did, making copious notes in one’s first reading, then going back and consulting parts now and again to get a better sense of what one read some time in the past. Klimt, the Secession — soft conflation of subject and object, passion when depicted is depersonalized. Return to Book Page.
His book is perhaps THE authoritative source on this period of Viennese history, and is unquestionably so in the English language. This book is the place to start for an understanding of the culture of this era. When it was finally decided to use this foot wide semi-circle of land to build a phenomenal street of gigantic buildings it had two important functions: Book ratings by Goodreads.
Schorske’s book is a series of interconnected essays that can be read as stand alone essays, though best if read in order.
All in conflict with paleo-liberals. It provides an insufficient analysis of the times, politically, and calr, by focusing on only a handful of individuals and movements.
Fin De Siecle Vienna
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction — I only read this book because it was a Pulitzer Prize winner. I was struck by the the depiction of optimism when the intellectual elite were one with the bourgeoisie and of alienation and pessimism when they were not. Sep 06, Arjen Taselaar rated it it was amazing. But the legacy of this golden period of Viennese culture holds a high place in Austrian history. Schorske offers something for everybody: This conservatism was in stark contrast to America’s progressive Bohemianism.
After reading this book, I see more similarities to the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: But after two readings it is still my take away: Politics and the Psyche: Chapter 2 turns to importance of the creation of Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse and how that shaped this entire problematic. Account Options Sign in.
A landmark book from one of the original scholars of our time: Sep 18, Joshua Buhs rated it it was ok Shelves: Views Read Edit View history.
I also feel better for having read it–more culturally literate and well-rounded. For instance, I learned several things from the Schoenberg section even though I had studied his life and music somewhat already. Nationalists were visnna the unity of the empire through disintegration, Zionists through secession.
Better yet, it provides an in-depth look at how certain individuals of this class began to search for new meaning in the world during the failure of classical liberalism.
Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture
Sep 03, Kristin rated it really liked it. I don’t yet know what to make of this book, except that I loved it. This compression of the socio-political liberal schofske provided the opportunity for a ‘collective Oedipal revolt’ scjorske the liberal inheritance, promoted by “Die Jungen” the Young Onesspreading from politics in the s to literature and art in the s.
After the Dreyfus affair in France in Hertzl despaired of this politics of liberal assimilation and came to believe Jews could only survive and prosper in their own liberal state, a state that would have to be in the land their people left more than years before. May 27, Erik rated it really liked it Shelves: Although introductions are supplied for the various artists, musicians, poets, politicians, and so forth, Aiecle goes beyond the individual contributions to find themes spanning multiple disciplines.
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