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Stranded in the present : modern time and the melancholy of history / Peter Fritzsche.

Author/creator Fritzsche, Peter, 1959-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoCambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Description268 pages ; 22 cm
Supplemental Content Book review (H-Net)
Contents Introduction -- The French revolution and the evidence of history -- Strangers -- Ruins -- Along the hedges -- Household fairies -- Conclusion : the historical age.
Review "In this book, Peter Fritzsche explores how Europeans and Americans saw themselves in the drama of history, how they took possession of a past thought to be slipping away, and how they generated countless stories about the sorrowful, eventful paths they chose to follow." "Tracing the scars of history, writers and painters, revolutionaries and exiles, soldiers and widows, and ordinary home dwellers took a passionate, even flamboyant, interest in the past. They argued politics, wrote diaries, devoured memoirs, and collected antiques, all the time charting their private paths against the tremors of public life. These nostalgic histories take place on battlefields trampled by Napoleon, along bucolic English hedges, against the fairytale silhouettes of the Grimms' beloved Germany, and in the newly constructed parlors of America's western territories." "This book takes a look at the modern age: our possessions, our heritage, and our newly considered selves."--Jacket.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 221-260) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Fritzsche, Peter, 1959- Stranded in the present. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
LCCN 2003068560
ISBN0674013395 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780674013391 (alk. paper)
Standard identifier# 9780674013391

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