Reading Berlin 1900

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Brand: Harvard University Press
SKU: DADAX0674748824
ISBN : 0674748824

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The great cities at the turn of the century were mediated by words--newspapers, advertisements, signs, and schedules--by which the inhabitants lived, dreamed, and imagined their surroundings. In this original study of the classic text of urban modernism--the newspaper page--Peter Fritzsche analyzes how reading and writing dramatized Imperial Berlin and anticipated the modernist sensibility that celebrated discontinuity, instability, and transience. It is a sharp-edged story with cameo appearances by Georg Simmel, Walter Benjamin, and Alfred Döblin. This sumptuous history of a metropolis and its social and literary texts provides a rich evocation of a particularly exuberant and fleeting moment in history.
Author : Peter Fritzsche
ISBN : 0674748824
Language : English
No of Pages : 320
Edition : Reprint
Publication Date : 1/20/1998
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8x5.5x0.4
Book weight : 0.01

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