Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War

Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War

Mary McAuliffe


Mary McAuliffe's Dawn of the Belle Epoque took the reader from the a number of failures of 1870–1871 in the course of the remarkable re-emergence of Paris because the cultural middle of the Western global. Now, in Twilight of the Belle Epoque, McAuliffe portrays Paris in complete flower on the flip of the 20th century, the place inventive dynamos resembling Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Proust, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, and Isadora Duncan set their respective circles on fireplace with a barrage of progressive visions and discoveries. Such dramatic breakthroughs weren't constrained to the humanities or sciences, as innovators and marketers resembling Louis Renault, André Citroën, Paul Poiret, François Coty, and such a lot of others—including these superb women and men of their flying machines—emphatically verified. yet all was once no longer good during this global, remembered in hindsight as a golden age, and wrenching struggles among Church and nation in addition to among haves and have-nots shadowed those years, underscored by way of the ever-more-ominous drumbeat of the impending nice War—a cataclysm that may try the mettle of the town of sunshine, whilst it brutally introduced the Belle Epoque to its shut. via wealthy illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this awesome period from 1900 via global battle I to brilliant existence.

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