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Movements, currents, trends : aspects of European thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Author: Eugen Weber
Publisher: Lexington, Massachusetts : D.C. Heath, ©1992.
Series: Sources in modern history series.
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"A sourcebook exploring the main currents--and some fascinating eddies--of modern European philosophy, literature, theater, and art.... [This anthology] invite[s] the reader to sample the most provocative and intriguing expressions of the romantic, realist, fin-de-siècle, and pre-World War I states of mind, and then follow twentieth-century European culture through eight tumultuous decades of war, revolution, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weber, Eugen, 1925-2007.
Movements, currents, trends.
Lexington, Massachusetts : D.C. Heath, c1992
(OCoLC)622437033
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugen Weber
ISBN: 0669278815 9780669278811
OCLC Number: 27453313
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Paths to the present. New York : Dodd, Mead, 1960.
Description: xii, 618 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Romanticism --
Preface to the second edition of the Lyrical ballads / William Wordsworth --
Wordsworth and the lake poets / William Hazlitt --
The Génie du christianisme / René de Chateaubriand --
Preface to Cromwell / Victor Hugo --
Preface to Hernani / Victor Hugo --
The salon of 1846: to the bourgeois / Charles Baudelaire --
A romantic painter --
The life and work of Eugène Delacroix / Charles Baudelaire --
Preface to Mademoiselle de Maupin / Théophile Gautier --
Reflections / Alfred de Musset --
Preface to The Latin quarter / Henri Murger --
P.S.: Germany --
Letter to Goethe / Bettina Brentano --
Letter to Bettina Brentano / Ludwig van Beethoven --
II. The positivistic reaction --
Realism and naturalism --
Hopes and desires of the literary and poetic movement after the revolution of 1830 / Charles Sainte-Beuve --
Letter to Madame Sand, concerning M. Courbet / Champfleury --
Realism / Gustave Courbet --
Preface to Germinie Lacerteux / Edmond and Jules de Goncourt --
The principles of historical analysis / Hippolyte Taine --
The experimental novel / Emile Zola --
The impressionists / Emile Blémont --
Naturalism in the salon / Emile Zola --
The influence of impressionism upon the climate / Oscar Wilde --
III. Consciousness and confusion --
Eclecticism and aestheticism --
Coleridge / Walter Pater --
Art for art's sake: the aesthetic approach / Walter Pater --
Preface to The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde --
Symbolism --
Correspondences / Charles Baudelaire --
A literary manifesto / Jean Moréas --
Expressionism --
Concerning the spiritual in art / Wassily Kandinsky --
Expressionism / Hermann Bahr --
The Brothers Karamazoff, or The downfall of Europe / Hermann Hesse --
Cubism --
On painting / Guillaume Appolinaire --
Futurism --
The foundation of futurism / Filippo Marinetti --
Dada --
Dada manifesto / Tristan Tzara --
Surrealism --
What is surrealism? / André Breton --
The Freudian revolution --
Notes on a possible generalisation of the theories of Freud / Jacques Rivière --
IV. Social awareness: the reintegration of art --
The nature of gothic / John Ruskin --
The aims of art / William Morris --
Bauhaus --
The new architecture and the Bauhaus / Walter Gropius --
Preface to New country / Michael Roberts --
The conflict / Cecil Day Lewis --
On the twentieth anniversary of Soviet power / Cecil Day Lewis --
An intellectual's conversion / Arthur Koestler --
Bread and wine / Ignazio Silone --
V. A literature of disillusion: anti-utopia --
The intellectual crisis / Paul Valéry --
Preface to the 1946 edition of Brave new world / Aldous Huxley --
Nineteen eighty-four / George Orwell --
Socialist realism / Andrey Sinyavsky --
VI. A new individualism --
Loneliness and its possibilities / Friedrich Nietzsche --
Advice to Nathaniel / André Gide --
The temptation of the West / André Malraux --
Introduction to Les temps modernes / Jean-Paul Sartre --
The myth of Sisyphus / Albert Camus --
VII. A supermarket culture --
Man and structure / Claude Lévi-Strauss --
Madness and civilization / Michel Foucault --
The order of things / Michel Foucault --
The death of the author / Roland Barthes --
Signatures / Jacques Derrida --
A new meaning of meaning / George Steiner --
VIII. It takes all kinds --
Asphyxiating culture / Jean Dubuffet --
A word about the company of raw art / Jean Dubuffet --
Warhol: art's other self / Harold Rosenberg --
John Baldessari --
A thesis on neo-realism / Cesare Zavattini --
The antiteater of R.W. Fassbinder / Denis Calandra --
IX. Crosscurrents --
Among the Puritans / Russell Baker --
The laugh of Medusa / Hélène Cixous --
About intellectuals / Pierre Nora --
Politics and conscience / Vaclav Havel.
Series Title: Sources in modern history series.
Responsibility: Eugen Weber.
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"A sourcebook exploring the main currents--and some fascinating eddies--of modern European philosophy, literature, theater, and art.... [This anthology] invite[s] the reader to sample the most provocative and intriguing expressions of the romantic, realist, fin-de-siècle, and pre-World War I states of mind, and then follow twentieth-century European culture through eight tumultuous decades of war, revolution, and the advent of mass-consumption society.... [Includes] section introductions and... incisive notes that accompany each piece."--

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