• Title: 1913: The Year Before the Storm
  • Author: Florian Illies Shaun Whiteside
  • ISBN: 9781847659811
  • Page: 238
  • Format: ebook
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    The Year Before the Storm In this unique historical account the year is presented month by month In America Louis Armstrong picks up the trumpet while the stars of Vienna are Freud Schnitzler and Klimt The uproar at the pre
    In this unique historical account, the year is presented month by month In America Louis Armstrong picks up the trumpet, while the stars of Vienna are Freud, Schnitzler and Klimt The uproar at the premiere of The Rite of Spring is juxtaposed with quiet appearances of the future political leaders.

    One Reply to “1913: The Year Before the Storm”

    1. This is a book to be read in 2013, as a Centennial celebration of that year during which the arts lived in great excitement before they boiled over. There is still time to celebrate the succession of events, episode and snippets that peppered that year of aesthetic fertility.Illies has traced the activities of the players month by month jumping from anecdote to anecdotes occurring at about the same time. Reading this book therefore reads like a Merry-Go-Round in which colourful figures turn in f [...]

    2. 1913: Thomas Mann's drama Fiorenza is a debâcle, to his eternal chagrin; Kafka's marriage proposal to Felice is a debâcle, to his eternal relief; Hugo von Hofmannsthal sees nothing but debâcle in Austrian high aristocracy, total cultural bankruptcy and Vienna at the mercy of the rabble; and Rilke has toothache.'Die Brücke' is full of tension, but holds until May, Matisse and Picasso admire each other's work and Hitler paints chocolate box water colours of famous tourist sights in Vienna and [...]

    3. Audiobook through Kindle Unlimited.An interesting look at the world before everything changed. Some politicians, psychiatrists, artists, and writers are showcased in this book. Snippets of their lives make up the month to month chapters like what is happening between Freud and Jung, Duchamp, Kafka's attempt at a relationship, and Stalin and Hitler passing each other in the park. Chevy Chase should be credited with the monthly update that the Mona Lisa is still missing. It seems like a personal v [...]

    4. Ein-Satz-ReviewBeschränkter Horizont (viel Berlin, Wien, ein Happen Paris und zwei Sätze Amerika - ausserdem nur Kunst mit einem Löffelchen Politik), klischierte Künstlervorstellung (Trakl, ach, schreibt sich zu Tode, Thomas Mann, deutscher Bourgeois, feiert seinen Erfolg), kumpelhaft-augenzwinkender Erzählstil und ranzige Rückgriffe auf sexuelle Besonderheiten (Kokoschka, Trakl, C.G.Jung), dies alles kann der Missgünstige bemäkeln, aber Hand aufs Herz: Wäre Geschichtsunterricht je so u [...]

    5. 1913 is a history book unlike every other one I ever read. As the title says it is about the year 1913. There is a chapter for each month but the history is not told as one would except it, relating political events and stating how they lead to other events, in this the Great War. 1913 uses a different approach: It is more of a cultural history, but not in the ordinary sense. Different episodes from the lives of important artists, authors, editors etc. and sometimes also political characters are [...]

    6. Bit of a strange book - it's a 'history' of 1913 told month by month, but it's history told through the lives of various members of the (mainly) artistic groups centred in Germany and Austria. I'd never heard of some of the characters so I was forever googling - and Illes certainly has some fascinating tales to tell! I definitely want to read more about some of the people he writes about.There's a lot of wry humour throughout, but also a sense of foreboding due to what is to come in 1914. We of [...]

    7. Imagine a monthly magazine devoted to, not the vapid celebs of Hollywood, but the best-known artists and writers of Europe (plus a few from England, various intellectuals and scientists, and some hangers-on). Every month you’d dive into the details, and emerge knowing everything that was worth knowing. And you’d be further elevated by the knowledge that it wasn’t even gossip, because the author had access to their actual diaries and letters.So this is 1913; it’s fluff of course, but ente [...]

    8. Eine Fleißarbeit? Oder doch eine beeindruckende Gesamtschau eines Jahres, das von großer Bedeutung für die europäische Geistesgeschichte ist? Illies hat auf jeden Fall eine Menge an Material zusammengetragen, das er witzig, sarkastisch oder auch manchmal mit einem sardonischen Lächeln präsentiert.Was bekommen wir auf rund 300 Seiten angeboten? Eine nach Kalendermonaten gegliederte Aufstellung der Reisen, Handlungen, Nervenzusammenbrüche, Liebschaften, Trennungen und Produktionen der Groß [...]

    9. çok hoş bir kitap. büyük savaşın başlamasından önce o devrin bilindik isimlerinin neler yaptığını ay ay, parça parça ve kısaca anlatıyor. kah kokoshka ile alma aşkını anlatıyor, kah trakl'ın adım adım çöküşünü, kafka-felice ilişkisini ve mann'ın büyülü dağ'ı yazmaya karar verişini özellikle biraz meraklı biriyseniz - ben değilim, ama ona rağmen tanımadığım resimleri okurken googleladım, estetiğe doydum - bayağı bir şey öğreniyorsunuz. kitabın [...]

    10. From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the Week:Florian Illies's impressionistic portrait of a society that is about to change forever.

    11. 3.5 Quite a clever construct, using short narratives or biographical information. the author pieces together the world using notable personages as a guide to the world in the year before the Great War was fought.So many interesting tidbits, including the Lutz, the skater jump, this was apparently the year that this was first performed by a man named Lutz of course. A young Hitler recently rejected from art school, Stalin, Lenin, the theft of the Mona Lisa. Getrude Stein, Picasso, who had to prov [...]

    12. Die Idee ist gut, die Zeit um 1913 interessiert mich sowieso sehr, der Autor ist nett aber trotzdem hat mich das Buch enttäuscht. Erstens, weil es nicht so originell ist, wie ich dachte. Er hat halt akribisch alles rausgesucht, was in dem Jahr passierte, und es in kleinen Anekdoten hintereinander geschrieben, vieles als immer wiederkehrender Running Gag: die verschwundene Mona Lisa, Alma Mahler und ihre Beziehungen, der junge Hitler, etc. Das ist ganz schön, und er hat auch manchmal witzige Z [...]

    13. I started this book on the last day of 2013; it turned out to be a great way to end the year. This book was originally published in German, so it's no great surprise that most of its figures are from Berlin, Vienna and Prague. Some will be familiar to English readers (Kafka, Mann, Picasso); others like Oskar Kokoschka, "the ugliest man in Vienna," less so.In one respect, this book is a merry survey of the birth of modernism; in another it's all foreshadowing – the horrors of 1914 are right aro [...]

    14. Man sollte Vorsicht walten lassen, wenn Feuilletonisten das Buch eines der ihren so über den grünen Klee loben. „Brilliant“… und was las man da nicht alles… Das Buch verpackt Geschichte in überschaubare Häppchen, ist mit Fleiß recherchiert und geschrieben in nettem Plauderstil. Zweifellos gut lesbar und anfangs kurzweilig, aber man ermüdet doch angesichts des nicht enden wollenden Stroms an oberflächlichen Anekdötchen und Geschichtchen, die sich nicht wirklich zu einem tieferen B [...]

    15. Der Autor hat zweifellos keine Zeit und Mühen gescheut, diverse Biographien und Tagebücher zu studieren, um uns einen Einblick in das Geschehen des kulturellen und gesellschaftlichen Lebens im Jahre 1913 zu geben. Die Geschehnisse sind zum größten Teil in Deutschland und Österreich angesiedelt. Hierbei treffen wir immer wieder auf Kafka, Rilke, Brecht, Freud, Th. Mann, Trakl, Benn, Musil, Picasso, Proust, Kaiser Wilhelm, Kaiser Franz Joseph und dessen Thronfolger Franz Ferdinand sowie auch [...]

    16. This is a portrait of The World in 1913, the world in this context being writers, artists and intellectual figures in Europe. The book was written by a German guy so it is a bit more centred on Vienna, Munich and Berlin than elsewhere, though I think that is where the action was back then anyway (with some stuff also going on in Paris etc.). In some ways there is a certain comic nostalgia to this, as we follow all these people going about their work, their feuds, their love affairs and their neu [...]

    17. 14.08.2014 Ich wollte nur die erste Seite lesen und jetzt bin ich auf Seite 41.27.08.2014 Sehr amüsantes Buch und eine unglaubliche Aufgabe für den Autor. Nicht so sehr die Informationen, Geschichterln usw. die sich im Buch finden,sondern die Streichungen wären interessant. Ein Vielfaches musste Illies weglassen - und das war sicher das Schwierigste beim Schreiben des Buches. Die Frage was fällt weg - furchtbar für den Autor. Der Ton ist amüsant es wird nie langweilig im Gegenteil. Das Buc [...]

    18. This was fun. I don't know if it adds up to anything much, but it is fun. The weaving together of little details and anecdotes of the lives of artists (and Stalin) scattered across central Europe, month by month, adds up to something that feels almost novelistic itself. Wry, semi-sympathetic, semi-condescending, and not very pretentious, I think it does manage to give something of a sense of the place, at least for this particular class of people. Better than the other 1913, though not as good a [...]

    19. Πολύ ενδιαφέρον ταξίδι ανάμεσα στην ιστορία και την λογοτεχνία, στη βερολινέζικη και βιενέζικη πρωτοπορία, στην γενικότερη ατμόσφαιρα που έφερνε το 1914 αλλά και τον Β παγκόσμιο πιο κοντά Σκέψου μόνο να είχε επιτύχει ο Χίτλερ ως ζωγράφος -που δεν του άξιζε τελικά αυτηη η από [...]

    20. Fantastic. Like sitting in a coffee shop trading gossip with a rather catty but very in the know friend. Meanwhile, the world is grinding forward to the first world war and all its horrors.

    21. Dies ist ein schönes Buch, in mehrfacher Hinsicht. Allein schon sein Einband ist Programm. Er zeigt eine Aufnahme von Heinrich Kühn, der schon zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts mit Hilfe des Autochrom-Verfahren kunstvolle Farbfotos erschaffte. Ein Lesebändchen erhöht den gediegenen Eindruck. Im Innern ist jedem Kapitel (in diesem Falle Monat) ein Schwarzweißbild vorangestellt, das mit dem Text in direkter Beziehung steht, häufig sogar ein direkt besprochenes Ereignis oder Bild zeigt, so beisp [...]

    22. Ho trovato questo libro molto divertente. All'inizio l'inanellare gli aneddoti riprendendoli dopo poche pagine mi ha dato un vago senso di vertigine, ma capito il gioco mi sono lasciata andare e sono riuscita a godermi la lettura. Illies ha messo su un piccolo divertimento intellettuale, perché riesce a far assaporare la temperie culturale e, in parte, politica presente in Europa alla vigilia della prima guerra mondiale. Il libro è centrato sulla scena mitteleuropea (con la conseguente necess [...]

    23. 1913. gads, gads pirms pagrieziena un lielās elles. Autors sniedz ieskatu Eiropas kultūras un mākslas dzīvē šajā laikā, ļaujot mums ieskatīties nozīmīgu personu dzīvē, lai arī atsevišķas no tām tikai vēlāk kļūs par nozīmīgām personām. Viņš ļauj ieskatīties dienasgrāmatās, vēstulēs, atmiņās - Kafka, Prusts, Malēvičš, Stravinskis, Džoiss, brāļi Manni, Brehts, Špenglers, Pikaso, arī Hitlers un Staļins. Tie ir tikai atsevišķi personāži no šī darba u [...]

    24. Σκόρπιες εντυπώσεις: Τρομερά ενδιαφέρον. Γεμάτο ερεθίσματα για περισσότερες και αναλυτικότερες αναγνώσεις. Περισσότερο κεντροευρωπαϊκό (για να μην πω γερμανικό), παρά παγκόσμιο ή έστω πανευρωπαϊκό. Μια χρονιά σε θραύσματα κυρίως πνευματικής μικροϊστορίας. Τα εν λόγω θρα [...]

    25. For et herlig prosjekt! Illies tar for seg hver måned i 1913, og forteller om hva som skjer i livene til en del mennesker i den europeiske offentligheten. F.eks. Kafka, Franz Ferdinand, Picasso, og liknende. Vi møter dem i all deres menneskelighet, og da boka begrenser seg tidsmessig, blir de definert ut ifra situasjonen deres der og da, heller enn alt hva de fikk gjort i sitt liv. Samtidig er prosjektet mer enn en oppsummering, for Illies har nøye valgt hva som skal med og ikke, og får derm [...]

    26. I've read a fair amount of the run-up to WWI but always from the English perspective. This was a snapshot of cultural life in Germany and Austria-Hungary with lots of players I don't know much about now I need to do some more reading!

    27. (Read in Danish, but review in English.)I started this back in July and finally finished it now in February. It wasn't hard to read. I think the problem was that I thought I should read it so it became a chore. The structure is intriguing. This is a look at the world - mostly Europe, and often mostly German-speaking areas - month by month throughout the year 1913. Each month, the author looks at what is happening to certain historical and cultural figures. For example, at one point, he tells us [...]

    28. You have to be a serious expert on the history of early 20th Century German art and literature to really appreciate this. To really be effective it should contain more reproductions of paintings etc. (although the good thing about Google is you can find most of it online). In fact I was Googling quite often which is why I did not give this four stars. I was kind of fascinated although I felt like I was at a party where everyone was in on all the jokes and gossip except me (a lot histrionics and [...]

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