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The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of Twentieth-Century Thought

The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of Twentieth-Century Thought

By William R. Everdell

A lively and accessible history of Modernism, The First Moderns is filled with portraits of genius, and intellectual breakthroughs, that richly evoke the fin-de-siècle atmosphere of Paris, Vienna, St. Louis, and St. Petersburg. William Everdell offers readers an invigorating look at the unfolding of an age.

Everdell shows how the idea of "modernity" arose before the First World War by telling the stories of heroes such as T. S. Eliot, Max Planck, and Georges Serault with such a lively eye for detail, irony, and ambiance that you feel as if you're reliving those miraculous years

Paperback
501 Pages
The University of Chicago Press
ISBN 9780226224817

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