The Europeans : three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture (Figes O.)

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Figes O.

The Europeans : three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture / Orlando Figes. – New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2019. – xix, 562 p., [22] p. ill : ill., maps. – ISBN 978-1-62779-214-1.

Место хранения: Библиотека Universität Konstanz (Германия). Электронный ресурс доступен в Британской библиотеке (ISBN 9780141979441 (ePub ebook).

The Europeans is richly enthralling, panoramic cultural history of nineteenth-century Europe, told through the intertwined lives of three remarkable people: a great singer, Pauline Viardot, a great writer, Ivan Turgenev, and a great connoisseur, Pauline's husband Louis. Their passionate, ambitious lives were bound up with an astonishing array of writers, composers and painters all trying to make their way through the exciting, prosperous and genuinely pan-European culture that came about as a result of huge economic and technological change. This culture - through trains, telegraphs and printing - allowed artists of all kinds to exchange ideas and make a living, shuttling back and forth across the whole continent from the British Isles to Imperial Russia, as they exploited a new cosmopolitan age.