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From Wesleyan inhe moved to University of California, Berkeley where he became an activist for the Free Speech movement, challenging the relationship between university life and the state as America lurched into two stormy decades of profound social change.

Both left their marks on architecture early, and luckily neither one took his vision to its full fruition as most their later and more radical designs cafl made it past proposal state. Schorske doesn’t darl for completeness, but still his neglect of Gustav Mahler – on whom he wrote elsewhere – and Egon Schiele – whom he never mentions – is a bit unfortunate.

Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture – Carl E. Schorske – Google Books

Jan 21, Bill Wallace rated it really liked it. These new meanings took shape via aesthetic romanticism, the abandonment of rationality and science for aesthetics as a way of viewing the world. Schorske Fin-De Siecle Vienna: Schorske’s book is a series of interconnected essays that can be read as stand alone essays, though best if read in order. One can see how this approach would develop, in later decades, into what is now considered cultural history.

Is it supposed to reflect how Klimt’s contemporaries would have seen it? This paperback edition contains both white and white illustrations, and color plates.

Politics and Patricide in Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams Schorske works through Freud’s dreams, as detailed in his eponymous interpretation thereof, to suggest that Freud viewed politics as ultimately the conflict between father and son, and that repressed sexual force mirrors the repressed force of a revolutionary people.

Aug 22, Alex Zakharov rated it really liked it. There’s also a great essay on Gustav Klimnt and his development from a straight I have this thing for late 19th century Vienna, I mean who doesn’t?


He drops in names as references to the ideas he means to develop, but I have no idea who the people are, nor really why I should care. And what it means to a nation when the highly educated do not respect the thinking and the voices of the less fortunate.

Carl E. Schorske: Scholar of Vienna’s Golden Age – THE VIENNA REVIEW –

In any case I couldn’t resist this one. In other words, for all the work at reading this, I got little nourishment, and effectively decided to move on. On the other were the holdovers from the collapsed liberal program, a commitment to action and moral rectitude and the ability of the mind to master matter, what Schorske sees as common to Victorian culture throughout Europe. He is not an historian or by his own admission an expert on Austria; he is not an art historian or literary historian or literary critic – he is a “cultural historian” and that, I’m afraid to say, means that he has only a mish-mash of a method.

The prose is a dense, though Schorske seems to cover every applicable topic – politics, art, social movements, high culture, low culture, etc. It was a very readable book, particularly for one that was assembled from various scholarly publications. Everytime I read an essay in this book Vienma have to get my graduate school mind back. Car, Options Sign in. Schorske mostly analyzes politics through culture, or even more explicitly cultural characters.

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I know that my views on this book will either strike others as foolish – or even MARK me and my limitations for all to see — and I accept that. Schorske, eminent American historian who with his universally admired Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: May 21, Rock rated it really liked it. I saw through their eyes, I give you a bow Carl for giving me the opportunity to read such a tremendously car book.

Schorske provides a thorough overview of the culture of czrl Fin-de-Siecle with entries on literature, art, politics, the importance of the Ringstrasse, and the impact of Freud.

Schorske offers something for everybody: Return to Book Page. I ended up skimming vast tracts of it hence the category: I keep on coming back to this book as source of my fascination with the birth of Modernism. There are a couple of problems, though. Schkrske going to have to think about it a bit more.


But after two readings it is still my take away: I suppose it is possible to get those ideas out of the book, but it is not obvious; for me, the reads have been disappointing, the mechanisms and community sketches obscure. Although introductions are supplied for the various artists, musicians, poets, politicians, and so forth, Schorske goes beyond the individual contributions to find themes spanning multiple disciplines. For instance, I learned several things from the Schoenberg varl even though I had studied his life and music somewhat already.

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During a test for a sociology class I took at Truman Community College in Chicago, I encountered a question that asked whether and how the contemporary United States was schorxke to the Roman Empire as it collapsed. The chronologically compressed and socially circumscribed viwnna of the Viennese experience created a more coherent context for studying the different ramifications of its high culture p. Recently revisiting Vienna, I reread this famous work by Carl E.

Well written, if at times bombastic, particularly in the literary analysis chapter. Partly reconstructed from Schorske’s articles published in the American Historical Reviewthe book is structured into seven thematically interlocking chapters. I saw through their eyes, I dreamt through their minds, I felt everything.

Carl E. Schorske: Scholar of Vienna’s Golden Age

At the same time, chapters are a bit too varied to count as a focused investigation. Schorske unites here seven previously published csrl written essays, linked thematically by political and cultural developments in late 19th century Vienna: These are quite welcome.

Unnoticed, Schorske is very much among you when in Vienna: He enjoyed this phenomenon, to show how culture evolves, how language is altered and preserved. In all three cases, presented one after the other, he identifies the reaction against rational politics as a shift away from the classical political spectrum, and towards one that reflects a mass psychology, one that paradoxically reflected the values of what Schorske calls a “pre-rationalist order.

The man who tends to the garden is symbolic of what the new modern man should be; he is appreciative of science and art, rationality and aesthetics.