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Rites of Spring - The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age

Modris Eksteins

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Genres:

History

Description:

Dazzling in its originality, Rites of Spring probes the origins, impact, and aftermath of World War I, from the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring in 1913 to the death of Hitler in 1945. "The Great War," as Modris Eksteins writes, "was the psychological turning point . . . for modernism as a whole. The urge to create and the urge to destroy had changed places." Eksteins goes on to chart the seismic shifts in human consciousness brought about by this great cataclysm through the lives and words of ordinary people, works of literature, and such events as Lindbergh's transatlantic flight and the publication of the first modern bestseller, All Quiet on the Western Front. Rites of Spring is a remarkable and rare work, a cultural history that redefines the way we look at our past and toward our future.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

14h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

21:42


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

02:09:14


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:51:08


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:49:15


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

01:19:59


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:00:21


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

42:47


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:23:29


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

01:33:29


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

01:09:40


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

01:31:20


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

00:45