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1913 - art in the German speaking world
on 7 August 2013
This book focuses mainly on the artistic world of 1913, with a strong emphasis on what was happening in Germany and Austria at that time. Ranging across art, literature and music the author introduces a range of characters from a single year; Thomas Mann, Kafka, Rilke, Picasso, Coco Channel, Egon Schiele, Sigmund Freud, and Hitler, amongst many others, appear in these pages, and are all featured in interesting anecdotes.
Whilst this book does focus on happenings in the German speaking world Louis Armstrong, Proust and Stravinsky all appear, and add something to the picture.
All this makes for interesting reading which creates the atmosphere of the arts world on the eve of a destruction they couldnot fully forsee. An index would have been useful, but there is a splendid bibliography for those who want to learn more