Schorske, Carl E. . FIN-DE-SIECLE VIENNA: POLITICS AND CULTURE. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 378 pages. Fine/Fine.

Book-length account on subject. One of the greatest historical-cum-cultural texts of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Carl E. Schorske's "Fin-de-siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture". The award-winning, magisterial account that eventually spawned a whole shelf of books on its subject, but has itself never been matched much less surpassed. "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 social disintegration, so much of Modernist art and thought was born" (Publisher's blurb). "Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early Modernism in their political context, it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsman. It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself" (David A. Hollinger). "Each of the seven separate studies can be read separately. Yet they are so artfully integrated that one who reads them in order is impressed by the book's wholeness and the momentum of its argument" (The New Republic). "A profound work on one of the most important chapters of modern intellectual history" (The New York Times). An absolute "must-have" title for Carl E. Schorske and art collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is, quite simply, the single most beautiful copy of the book we have ever seen. Please note: Copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws yet command as much $650. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1981 for "Fin-de-siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture". One of the greatest historian/writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0394744780. $300.00

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