Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age

Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age
Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age by Modris Eksteins
2012 | EPUB | 5.3MB

In Solar Dance, acclaimed writer and scholar Modris Eksteins uses Vincent van Gogh as his lens for this brilliant survey of Western culture and politics in the last century.

The long-awaited follow-up to Modris Eksteins' internationally acclaimed Rites of Spring and Walking Since Daybreak. Now he has produced another thrilling, iconoclastic work of cultural history that is a trailblazing biography of an era--from the eve of the First World War and the rise of Hitler to the fall of the Berlin Wall--that illuminates our current world, with its cults of celebrity and the crisis of the authentic. Solar Dance is a penetrating examination of legitimacy and truth, fakery and pretence--highly relevant to all of us today.