1913: The Year Before the Storm (Florian Illies)

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By Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside (Translator), Jamie Lee Searle (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612193915
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Published: Melville House Publishing - October 7th, 2014

An international bestseller just translated into English for the first time, 1913: THE YEAR BEFORE THE STORM is like no other history book I’ve ever read. As Illies charts the eponymous year month by month, he evokes a rich cultural panorama of a world full of possibility and blissfully ignorant of the impending nightmare of war. Instead of focusing on the actions of governments, Illies creates intimate, evocative snapshots of famous events. Proust’s creation of In Search of Lost Time, Freud’s development of psychoanalysis, the Armory Show, and even Kafka’s love life take center stage one by one. 1913 is one of the most interesting and compulsively readable history books you are likely to discover this year. Another great offering from our friends at Melville House!


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