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The Resource Fracture : life & culture in the West, 1918-1938, Philipp Blom

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

Label
Fracture : life & culture in the West, 1918-1938
Title
Fracture
Title remainder
life & culture in the West, 1918-1938
Statement of responsibility
Philipp Blom
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism, and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell shocked and traumatised, the West faced a world it no longer recognised: the old order had collapsed, replaced by an age of machines. The world hurtled forward on gears and crankshafts, and terrifying new ideologies arose from the wreckage of past belief. In Fracture, critically acclaimed historian Philipp Blom argues that in the aftermath of World War I, citizens of the West directed their energies inwards, launching into hedonistic, aesthetic, and intellectual adventures of self-discovery. It was a period of both bitter disillusionment and visionary progress. From Surrealism to Oswald Spengler's The Decline of the West; from Fritz Lang's Metropolis to theoretical physics, and from Art Deco to Jazz and the Charleston dance, artists, scientists, and philosophers grappled with the question of how to live and what to believe in a broken age. Morbid symptoms emerged simultaneously from the decay of World War I: progress and innovation were everywhere met with increasing racism and xenophobia. America closed its borders to European refugees and turned away from the desperate poverty caused by the Great Depression. On both sides of the Atlantic, disenchanted voters flocked to Communism and fascism, forming political parties based on violence and revenge that presaged the horror of a new World War. Vividly recreating this era of unparalleled ambition, artistry, and innovation, Blom captures the seismic shifts that defined the interwar period and continue to shape our world today."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blom, Philipp
Dewey number
909.821
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Europe
  • United States
Label
Fracture : life & culture in the West, 1918-1938, Philipp Blom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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! -- 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
Control code
000061028740
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
482 pages
Isbn
9780857892195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)915155441
Label
Fracture : life & culture in the West, 1918-1938, Philipp Blom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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! -- 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
Control code
000061028740
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
482 pages
Isbn
9780857892195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)915155441

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