Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century Paperback – 6 Mar 2014
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Eric Hobsbawm wrote with extraordinary wit, grace and power, qualities evident in this posthumously published collection (Richard J Evans Guardian)
Reveals on every page [Hobsbawm's] characteristic boldness of interpretation, astonishing range and versatility (Fractured Times)
An engaging and provocative look at culture, from one of our best-known historians.See all Product Description
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We lost a great deal when the Grim Reaper collected the author as he sadly did so very recently
Unfortunately, my expectations, based upon his history books, were not fulfilled.
It's quite difficult to specify why. The fact that I hadn't heard of some of the people who are his subjects almost certainly had no bearing, nor that some of his subject matter, particularly opera, exists in an area I normally label "not interested". There are ways these things can be interesting. Here it's hard work.
Sometimes, certainly, Hobsbawm seems to have been showing off a little, scattering obscure quotations in amongst his text, but it's not their obscurity but their failure to add much that stands out. He makes a good point about our ability still to be able to read a printed text published in the 17th century and our inability to read an electronic one produced less than twenty years ago due to our loss of the appropriate software (I'm personally struggling to retrieve files from the mid-nineties in Word!), but it only needed saying once. This and other repetitions are due, of course, to the nature of many of the essays as originally talks given at the Salzburg festival, where his audience from year to year may not notice. His reading audience will be more aware.Read more ›
The kindle price for this book is outrageous, albeit that it's said to be set by the publisher. It exceeds your price for the hardback edition. Why do you allow the publisher to dictate your e-book retail price? With your market power you should refuse to publish such a rip off. You wouldn't even lose a sale because if a reader wants it badly enough, he'll buy the printed version. Kindle books should always be much cheaper than printed books. Not only are the production costs less, but the price doesn't even buy ownership of the book. Amazon can simply disconnect or erase it and, of course, you can't lend it a friend.
I also agree that it's not even an original work, but a re-hash of old essays. It's not worth a penny more than $9.99.
Perth, Western Australia
Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century
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It puts a lot of trends and developments together insuch a way to explain the ideas and influences of an era.
New book condition, carefully packed/delivered ina timely manner.
I find his thinking original and, based on this volume I plan on reading more of his work. Not well head of by general American public.Published on 24 April 2013 by Michael W. Penn