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Fin de siècle

19th and 20th Century Comparisons and Perspectives


Jürgen Kleist and Bruce A. Butterfield

In Fin de siècle, fourteen scholars from a variety of disciplines discuss phenomena at the end of the nineteenth century and compare them to those at the end of the twentieth century.
Contents: Dennis Costanzo: Artists and Anarchism in Fin-de-Siècle Paris - Patricia J. Siegel: Jouissance to «jouïs sens»: A Trajectory from Mallarmé to Kristeva - Angela Brown: A Brief History of Arnold Schönberg's Brettl-Lieder - Eberhard Görner: Metropolis: Potsdam's Film City Steps from the Past into the Future - Elizabeth T. Abbate: Heimdall's Call: Myth as Subtext in the Second Symphony of Gustav Mahler - Erin Mitchell: Aestheticism and Activism: Modes of Cultural Critique in Oscar Wilde's Time and Our Own - Trudis E. Goldsmith-Reber: «Most Beautiful Pagan, Most Sweet Jew»: The Changing Literary Image of the Beautiful Jewess in Twentieth-Century Literature - Peter J. Macris: The Elusive Quest: Schnitzler's Liebelei becomes Stoppard's The Real Thing - Erich Wolfgang Skwara: Tristan Island - James M. Lindgren: «The Rising Grandeur of a Nation and the Decay of its Virtue»: Historic Preservation at the Fin de Siècle - Martin H. Garrell: Fin-de-Siècle Physics: The 1890s and the 1990s - K. Thomas Finley: Cornucopia and Chemophobia: From Vital Force to Synthetic Strangulation - Donald M. Maier: Descrying the Truth of the Moment - J. Kellum Smith, Jr.: Vin de Siècle.