A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision of a world that is about to change forever.The stuffy conventions of the nineteenth century are receding into the past, and 1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet; a young seamstress called Coco Chanel opens her first bout...
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Publisher: Clerkenwell Press; Main edition (July 18, 2013)
Publication Date: July 18, 2013
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This book is divided into the 12 months of 1913, and each month has dozens of sections, each section ranging from one sentence to a few pages in length. The sections jump back and forth from one historical figure to another. Although I found some of ...
ie Chaplin signs his first movie contract; and new drugs like cocaine usher in an age of decadence.Yet everywhere there is the premonition of ruin - the number 13 is omnipresent, and in London, Paris and Vienna, artists take the omen and act as if there were no tomorrow. In a Munich hotel lobby, Rilke and Freud discuss beauty and transience; Proust sets out in search of lost time; and while Stravinsky celebrates the Rite of Spring with industrial cacophony, an Austrian postcard painter by the name of Adolf Hitler sells his conventional cityscapes.