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It's a cultural history of the 1910s-1930s Larry Send a noteboard - 12/12/2012 11:34:22 AM
I think he was trying to think of something novel to say and having serious difficulty.

I have not read Rites of Spring - what is it about?



Eksteins writes about the forms of "modernity" that emerged during this time, taking the infamous Paris performance of that ballet as a starting point and then goes from there to talking about the devastation of the war as a complement to it. I recall there was a lot that I liked about his arguments and several that I disagreed with vehemently. Yet somehow even those points of disagreement didn't detract from his overall thesis. It's been 17 years since I last read it in full, so I might re-read it later this month. If I do, I'll certainly review it rigorously.
Illusions fall like the husk of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience. - Narrator, Sylvie

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I get the impression that I would eviscerate this book and perhaps the author as well - 12/12/2012 12:27:42 AM 728 Views
You almost certainly would - 12/12/2012 03:39:24 AM 743 Views
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