The Europeans

Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

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Orlando Figes

Hardback | September 2019 |

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Their passionate, ambitious lives were bound up with an astonishing array of writers, composers and painters all trying to make their way through the exciting, prosperous and genuinely pan-European culture that came about as a result of huge economic and technological change. This culture - through trains, telegraphs and printing - allowed artists of all kinds to exchange ideas and make a living, shuttling back and forth across the whole continent from the British Isles to Imperial Russia, as they exploited a new cosmopolitan age. The Europeans is Orlando Figes' masterpiece. Surprising, beautifully written, it describes huge changes through intimate details, little-known stories and through the lens of Turgenev and the Viardots' touching, strange love triangle. Events which we now see as central to European high culture are made completely fresh, allowing the reader to revel in the sheer precariousness with which the great salons, premieres and bestsellers came into existence.

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Specificaties

Auteur
Orlando Figes
Uitgever
Allen Lane
ISBN
9780241004890
Bindwijze
Hardback
Publicatiedatum
September 2019
Categorie
Algemeen
Taal
Engelstalig
Aantal Pagina's
704

Beschrijving

Their passionate, ambitious lives were bound up with an astonishing array of writers, composers and painters all trying to make their way through the exciting, prosperous and genuinely pan-European culture that came about as a result of huge economic and technological change. This culture - through trains, telegraphs and printing - allowed artists of all kinds to exchange ideas and make a living, shuttling back and forth across the whole continent from the British Isles to Imperial Russia, as they exploited a new cosmopolitan age. The Europeans is Orlando Figes' masterpiece. Surprising, beautifully written, it describes huge changes through intimate details, little-known stories and through the lens of Turgenev and the Viardots' touching, strange love triangle. Events which we now see as central to European high culture are made completely fresh, allowing the reader to revel in the sheer precariousness with which the great salons, premieres and bestsellers came into existence.

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Specificaties

Auteur
Orlando Figes
Uitgever
Allen Lane
ISBN
9780241004890
Bindwijze
Hardback
Publicatiedatum
September 2019
Categorie
Algemeen
Taal
Engelstalig
Aantal Pagina's
704

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