Art and Life in Modernist Prague: Karel Capek and His Generation, 1911-1938 (Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History)
By: Thomas Ort (author)Paperback
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In most contemporary historical writing the picture of modern life in Habsburg Central Europe is a gloomy story of the failure of rationalism and the rise of protofascist movements. This book tells a different story, focusing on the Czech writers and artists distinguished by their optimistic view of the world in the years before WWI.
Thomas Ort is Associate Professor of History at Queens College-City University of New York, USA.
1. Prague 1911: The Cubist City 2. Between Life and Form: Karel ?apek and the Prewar Modernist Generation 3. The Lessons of Life: Karel ?apek and the First World War 4. Art ? Life: The '?apek Generation' and Dev?tsil in Interwar Czechoslovakia 5. The Self as Empty Space and Crowd: Karel ?apek and the Czechoslovak Condition
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