Hardback Fractured times : culture and society in the twentieth century / Eric Hobsbawm.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: London : Little, Brown,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408704288 (hbk.) : 9781405519748 (ebook) :
In 'Fractured Times', Eric Hobsbawm unpicks a century of cultural fragmentation and dissolution with characteristic verve and vigour. He examines the conditions that created the great cultural flowering of the belle epoque and held the seeds of its disintegration, from paternalistic capitalism to globalisation and the arrival of a mass consumer society. Passionate but never sentimental, Hobsbawm ranges freely across his subject: he records the passing of the golden age of the 'free intellectual' and examines the lives of great, forgotten men; he analyses the relation between art and totalitarianism and dissects cultural phenomena as diverse as surrealism, women's emancipation and the American cowboy myth.
xv, 319 pages ; 24 cm