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Budapest 1900 A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture by John Lukacs

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Published by Grove Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • World history,
  • Europe - Austria & Hungary,
  • History / Europe / General,
  • History: World,
  • History - General History

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7874623M
ISBN 100802132502
ISBN 109780802132505

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Budapest is a special book—an eloquent tribute to a city by an urbane man of letters.” —Ivan Sanders, The New York Times Book Review “Lukacs’ book is a lyrical, sometimes dazzling, never merely nostalgic evocation of a glorious period in [Budapest’s] history.” —Istvan Deak, /5(49). Intimate and engaging, Budapest captures the glory of a city at the turn of the century, poised at the moment of its greatest achievements, yet already facing the demands of a new age. “Lukacs’s Budapest, like Hemingway’s Paris, is a moveable feast.” —Chilton Williamson “Lukacs’s book is a lyrical, sometimes dazzling, never.   Intimate and engaging, Budapest captures the glory of a city at the turn of the century, poised at the moment of its greatest achievements, yet already facing the demands of a new age. “Lukacs’s Budapest, like Hemingway’s Paris, is a moveable feast.” —Chilton WilliamsonBrand: Grove Atlantic. Budapest A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture. John Lukacs. Grove Press, - History - pages. 3 Reviews "Lukacs's book is a lyrical, sometimes dazzling, never merely nostalgic evocation of a glorious period in the city's history Andrassy Avenue anti-Semitism apartment houses Austrian Babits Bartok became 4/5(3).

Budapest is a special book–an eloquent tribute to a city by an urbane man of letters.” –Ivan Sanders, The New York Times Book Review “Lukacs’ book is a lyrical, sometimes dazzling, never merely nostalgic evocation of a glorious period in [Budapest’s] history.” –Istvan Deak, .   This is a cultural history of Budapest in the period immediately around () rather than a political one and describes the city in its heyday.I read this book to add colour to my understanding of Hungary and Budapest in particular and it did give me a better understanding of the the city and the cultural life however I felt it could /5(30).   "Lukacs's book is a lyrical, sometimes dazzling, never merely nostalgic evocation of a glorious period in the city's history {His} true sympathy lies not with the famous expatriates, but with the writers and intellectuals who lived and died at home: the poets Endre Ady and 5/5(1). About this Item: Vince Klado, Budapest, , F/F, first ed, , Klosz Gyorgy, Budapest, , photographs of the same places in Budapest taken years apart, grey oblong hard covers, 16x15cm, white lett on cover and spine, very white, unmarked pp, text in both Hungarian and English, 56 b&w plates with descriptions, each plate has a version and a version of the.

Walking around Budapest you cannot help but admire the city’s intimate atmosphere with charming cafés that look like they were just made for authors to sit, be inspired and write. Get ready for your trip with our selection of books and learn about the city's history and culture through these fascinating stories. That astonishing book showed me how very little I know about Eastern Europe, especially the states along the Danube. Lukacs shows us how Pest, once smaller than Buda, grew to dominate the city we know today. He marshals a lot of statistics, and is always careful to show how Budapest stacked up against the other major European cities in /5(2). I found this book gave a vivid picture really conveying the vibrancy and explosive growth of Budapest around It captures the author's awe at how Budapest rose from almost nothing to the fastest growing city in Europe, the world's 6th biggest city, with Europe's biggest parliament building, stock exchange and railway station/5(36). A distinguished historian and Budapest native offers a rich and eloquent portrait of one of the great European cities at the height of its powers. Budapest, like Paris and Vienna, experienced a remarkable exfoliation at the end of the nineteenth century. In terms of population growth, material expansion, and cultural exuberance, it was among the foremost metropolitan centers of the world, the /5(2).