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Fracture : life & culture in the West, 1918-1938

Author: Philipp Blom
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The award-winning author of The Vertigo Years argues that in the aftermath of World War I, Western culture redirected energies into hedonistic, aesthetic and intellectual adventures of self-discovery in ways that triggered world-changing innovations.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Blom
ISBN: 9780465022496 0465022499
OCLC Number: 884814402
Description: xii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : 1,567 days --
Part I. Postwar : 1918: Shell shock --
1919: A poet's coup --
1920: Moonshine nation --
1921: The end of hope --
1922: Renaissance in Harlem --
1923: Beyond the Milky Way --
1924: Men behaving badly --
1925: Monkey business --
1926: Metropolis --
1927: A palace in flames --
1928: Boop-boop-a-doop! --
Part II. Prewar : 1929: The magnetic city --
1930: Lili and the Blue Angel --
1931: The anatomy of love in Italy --
1932: Holodomor --
1933: Pogrom of the intellect --
1934: Thank you, Jeeves --
1935: Route 66 --
1936: Beautiful bodies --
1937: War within a war --
1938: Epilogue : Abide by me.
Other Titles: Life and culture in the West, 1918-1938
Responsibility: Philipp Blom.
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