We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
1913: The Year Before the Storm | [Florian Illies]

1913: The Year Before the Storm

A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched documentary traces and biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate cultural portrait of a world that is about to change forever. 1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility: Kafka falls in love, Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet, Coco Chanel opens her first boutique and Charlie Chaplin signs his first movie contract.
Regular Price:$23.67
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched documentary traces and biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate cultural portrait of a world that is about to change forever.

1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility: Kafka falls in love, Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet, Coco Chanel opens her first boutique and Charlie Chaplin signs his first movie contract. Yet everywhere there is the premonition of ruin, and in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Trieste, artists heed the omen and act as if there were no tomorrow.

Rilke and Freud discuss beauty and transience; Proust sets out in search of lost time, Stravinsky celebrates the Rite of Spring with industrial cacophony, and in Munich an Austrian postcard painter named Adolf Hitler sells his conventional cityscapes.

Told with poignant evocation and laconic irony, 1913 is the story of the year that shaped the last century.

©2013 Florian Illies (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (7 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.3 (6 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.3 (6 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.