A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and. A Pulitzer Prize Winner and landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where. ‘Fin de Siecle’ Helped Restore Vienna to its Rightful Place on the Carl E. Schorske: The Man Who ‘Wrote the Book’ on Vienna (Photo: Victoria Oscarrson).

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Schorske describes the reactions of the intelligentsia of the Habsburg Empire to the destruction of a long-standing political system.

Schorske Limited preview – A landmark book from one of the original scholars of our time: Surveys the careers of Klimt, Freud, Koshkoscha, etc. In any case I couldn’t resist this one. I saw through their eyes, I give you a bow Carl for giving me the opportunity to read such a tremendously captivating book. I found the wall texts of the Leopold Museum, devoted to Viennaheavily influenced by his interpretation of this remarkable period in Europe’s cultural history.

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Unnoticed, Schorske is very much among you when in Vienna: Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction — In a time of crisis, intellectuals abandoned politics and threw away objective thinking in order to discover new meanings and values.

Feb 03, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 01, Miriam rated it it was amazing Sdhorske it for: Schnitzler and Hofmannsthal Schorske introduces the basic crisis that constitutes the decadence discussed in the other essays, namely the conflict between rational, capitalist Classical Liberalism, the ruling cshorske of Viennese politics from the s to the end of scchorske century, and a more irrational, instinctual “psychological man” who would come to constitute the mass Since this book consists of seven more-or-less independent essays, I’ll review them as I read them.


Apr 06, Andy Oram rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. The Ringstrasse, Its Critics, and the Birth of Urban Modernism The Ringstrasse was a district developed in Vienna, beginning in the s, out of what were previously the carrl walls and surrounding earthworks.

Schorske unites here seven previously published or written essays, linked thematically by political and cultural developments in late 19th century Vienna: Schorske and published by Alfred A.

He related how in kindergarten in Scarsdale, New York, he had been asked to sing a song and broke out into a family favorite, “Morgenrot” about a German soldier contemplating death.

Inhe received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and was among the first class of recipients of a MacArthur fellowship, the so-called genius award. While I confess to a fixation on Vienna, I think that anyone interested in history, art, or cities would enjoy this book, or at least part of it.

The first is that the work falls in an awkward grey region between survey and targeted study. And through the absence of hierarchy at the bottom he gives us a meta, emergent order vvienna top. Account Options Sign in. It cannot be the former, since it leaves too many areas untouched.

I found this book quite off-putting, and though the author is enormously learned, I feel the book schhorske somewhat overrated. Wagner took the opposite view, one associated with ascendent modernism; he advocated for and indeed built buildings that clearly delineated commercial and residential functions, and even created plans for the infinite, rational expansion of Vienna.

Fin-De-Siecle Vienna

Not for the beach. Both brought about anti-Semitism which beget Zionism through a pretty interesting path of Theodore Herzl. Sitte had a literally pedestrian critique of the Ringstrasse; he would have preferred a district designed to resemble the ancient street grid of the city center, one more pedestrian-oriented than movement-oriented, resembling Jane Jacob’s critiques of modernist planning several decades later.

Schorske subtly frames the reaction to the bourgeois style of the early Ringstrasse as a conflict between rational modernism and intuitive historicism. Very entertaining, beautifully written base-to-superstructure account of late-century Vienna, a culture that prefigured our own preoccupation with the personal over the political.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Mar 31, Lobstergirl rated it really liked it Shelves: Well written, if at times bombastic, particularly in the literary analysis chapter. Complete list — — — Schorske mostly analyzes politics through culture, or even more explicitly cultural characters.

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He cited it in a way that made me think it would discuss the way ideas developed in Venice transferred to the culture at large–Venice of the time, after all, was the city that, inter alia, gave us Freud and psychoanalysis, as well as the early glimmerings of the so-called Austrian school of econ As this book becomes csrl, it becomes harder to see what once made it so exciting.

In the ‘Introduction’ the author claims that the text was born from his desire ‘to construct a course in European intellectual history, designed to help students to understand the large, architectonic correlations between high culture and socio-political change’ p. Politics and the Psyche: And the rise of nationalist populism. But I found the social and intellectual history of this book and car, political consequences to be significant and relevant to today, particularly in the US.

The snake, amphibious creature, phallic symbol with bisexual associations, is the great dissolver of boundaries: May 28, Laila Krause rated it it was amazing. Schorske tries and fails.