Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Hobsbawm, E. J. (Eric J.), 1917-2012.

Title Fractured times : culture and society in the twentieth century / Eric Hobsbawm.

Publication Info. New York : New Press, The, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    306.0909 HOB    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    306.0909 HOB    Out of Collection
Description xv, 319 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Eric Hobsbawm, who passed away in 2012, was one of the most brilliant and original historians of our age. Through his work, he observed the great twentieth-century confrontation between bourgeois fin de siecle culture and myriad new movements and ideologies, from communism and extreme nationalism to Dadaism to the emergence of information technology. In Fractured Times, Hobsbawm, with characteristic verve, unpacks a century of cultural fragmentation. Hobsbawm examines the conditions that both created the flowering of the belle epoque and held the seeds of its disintegration: paternalistic capitalism, globalization, and the arrival of a mass consumer society. Passionate but never sentimental, he ranges freely across subjects as diverse as classical music, the fine arts, rock music, and sculpture. He records the passing of the golden age of the "free intellectual" and explores the lives of forgotten greats; analyzes the relationship between art and totalitarianism; and dissects phenomena as diverse as surrealism, art nouveau, the emancipation of women, and the myth of the American cowboy. Written with consummate imagination and skill, Fractured Times is the last book from one of our greatest modern-day thinkers."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Civilization, Modern -- 20th century.
Civilization, Modern -- 19th century.
Social history -- 20th century.
Social history -- 19th century.
Art and society -- History -- 20th century.
Art and society -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781595589774 (hardback)
1595589775 (hardback)

Available items only