Reading Berlin, 1900
By (author) Peter Fritzsche
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Reading Berlin, 1900 by Peter Fritzsche
Book DescriptionThe great cities at the turn of the century were mediated by words - newspapers, advertisements, signs, and schedules - by which the inhabitants lived, dreamed and imagined their surroundings. In this study of the classic text of urban modernism - the newspaper page - Peter Fritzsche analyzes how reading and writing dramatized Imperial Berlin and anticipated the modernist sensibility that celebrated discontinuity, instability and transience. The history of the metropolis and its social and literary texts provides a rich evocation of a particularly exhuberant, particularly fleeting moment in history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674748828
(210mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 27-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Peter Fritzsche
Peter Fritzsche is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign..
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