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Twilight of the Belle Epoque, the Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and their friends through the Great War, Mary McAuliffe

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Twilight of the Belle Epoque, the Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and their friends through the Great War, Mary McAuliffe
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-400) and index
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrationsmaps
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Twilight of the Belle Epoque
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
864709628
Responsibility statement
Mary McAuliffe
Sub title
the Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and their friends through the Great War
Summary
Describes the visionary works and discoveries of the intellectuals and artists who lived in Paris at the beginning of the twentieth century, against a background of struggles between the Church and state, widespread poverty, and the approaching Great WarMary McAuliffe's Dawn of the Belle Epoque took the reader from the multiple disasters of 1870-1871 through the extraordinary re-emergence of Paris as the cultural center of the Western world. Now, in Twilight of the Belle Epoque, McAuliffe portrays Paris in full flower at the turn of the twentieth century, where creative dynamos such as Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Proust, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, and Isadora Duncan set their respective circles on fire with a barrage of revolutionary visions and discoveries. Such dramatic breakthroughs were not limited to the arts or sciences, as innovators and entrepreneurs such as Louis Renault, Andre Citroen, Paul Poiret, Francois Coty, and so many others--including those magnificent men and women in their flying machines--emphatically demonstrated. But all was not well in this world, remembered in hindsight as a golden age, and wrenching struggles between Church and state as well as between haves and have-nots shadowed these years, underscored by the ever-more-ominous drumbeat of the approaching Great War--a cataclysm that would test the mettle of the City of Light, even as it brutally brought the Belle Epoque to its close. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this remarkable era from 1900 through World War I to vibrant life
Table Of Contents
Enter the king (1900) -- Bohemia on the Seine (1900) -- Death of a queen (1901) -- Dreams and reality (1902) -- Arrivals and departures (1903) -- Alliances and misalliances (1904) -- Wild beasts (1905) -- La Valse (1906) -- Winds of change (1907) -- Unfinished business (1908) -- Idyll (1909) -- Deep waters (1910) -- Between heaven and hell (1911) -- Dancing on the edge (1912) -- Fireworks (1913) -- "Dear France, dear country" (1914) -- "This war which never ends" (1914-1915) -- "Ils ne passeront pas" (1916) -- Dark days (1917) -- Finale (1918)
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