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Stranded in the present : modern time and the melancholy of history

Author: Peter Fritzsche
Publisher: Cambridge (Massachusetts) : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Peter Fritzsche explores how Europeans and Americans saw themselves in the drama of history, how they took possession of a past thought to be slipping away, and how they generated countless stories about the sorrowful, eventful paths they chose to follow." "Tracing the scars of history, writers and painters, revolutionaries and exiles, soldiers and widows, and ordinary home dwellers took a passionate,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fritzsche
ISBN: 0674013395 9780674013391
OCLC Number: 644978865
Description: 268 p
Contents: Introduction --
The French revolution and the evidence of history --
Strangers --
Ruins --
Along the hedges --
Household fairies --
Conclusion : the historical age.
Responsibility: Peter Fritzsche.

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