Reading Berlin 1900

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Reading Berlin 1900

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.

Specifications of Reading Berlin 1900

AuthorPeter Fritzsche
EditionRevised ed.
PublisherHarvard University Press
Number Of Pages320
Publication Date1998-01-20
Height8.25 inch.
Length5.5 inch.
Width0.8 inch.
Weight1.04 pounds.

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