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Modernism: The Lure of Heresy: From Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond

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Peter Gay's most ambitious endeavor since Freud explores the shocking modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature, music, and film with its assault on traditional forms. Beginning his epic study with Baudelaire, whose lurid poetry scandalized French stalwarts, Gay traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement in world capitals such as Berlin and New York. A work unique in its breadth and brilliance, Modernismpresents a thrilling pageant of heretics that includes (among others) Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso, and D. W. Griffiths; James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and T. S. Eliot; Walter Gropius, Arnold Schoenberg, and (of course!) Andy Warhol. Finally, Gay examines the hostility of totalitarian regimes to modernist freedom and the role of Pop Art in sounding the death knell of a movement that dominated Western culture for 120 years. Lavishly illustrated, Modernismis a superlative achievement by one of our greatest historians.

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Gays ambitious endeavor looks at the modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature, music, and film. Beginning his epic study with Baudelaire, Gay traces the revolutionary path from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement. Illustrated.

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"Rich, learned, briskly written, maddening yet necessary study."--Lee Siegel,

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'Rich, learned, briskly written, maddening yet necessary study."Lee Siegel, New York Times Book Review

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A celebration of subversives: the first one-volume history of the greatest cultural movement since the Enlightenment.

Synopsis:

Peter Gay explores the shocking modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature, music, and film. Modernism presents a thrilling pageant of heretics that includes Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso, D. W. Griffiths, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, Walter Gropius, Arnold Schoenberg, and (of course!) Andy Warhol.

About the Author

Peter Gay is the author of more than twenty-five books, including the National Book Award winner The Enlightenment, the best-selling Weimar Culture, and the widely translated Freud: A Life for Our Time. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333961
Author:
Gay, Peter
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of four-color illustrations and
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 640 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393333961 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Gays ambitious endeavor looks at the modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature, music, and film. Beginning his epic study with Baudelaire, Gay traces the revolutionary path from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement. Illustrated.
"Synopsis" by , "Rich, learned, briskly written, maddening yet necessary study."--Lee Siegel,
"Synopsis" by , 'Rich, learned, briskly written, maddening yet necessary study."Lee Siegel, New York Times Book Review
"Synopsis" by , A celebration of subversives: the first one-volume history of the greatest cultural movement since the Enlightenment.
"Synopsis" by , Peter Gay explores the shocking modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature, music, and film. Modernism presents a thrilling pageant of heretics that includes Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso, D. W. Griffiths, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, Walter Gropius, Arnold Schoenberg, and (of course!) Andy Warhol.
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