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    We of the Future: Guillaume Apollinaire and the Birth of Modernism (Hardback) By (author) Laetitia Rutherford


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    DescriptionNot only was Apollinaire the outstanding French poet of the twentieth century, he was also a cult figure and an icon for an age. He was central to the first wave of modernism as it unfolded on the ground and, this book argues, his curious life exactly spanned a cultural turning point as dramatic as the European Renaissance. Alongside Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Nietzsche's declaration of the death of God flourished the work of Picasso and the Cubists, Derain and the Fauvists and Dada and the Surrealists. Complex, elusive and brilliant, Apollinaire was friends with them all. Picasso's 'rose period' is otherwise known as his 'Apollinaire period' - the two were inseparable. For half a century, Paris was the centre of the creative world - Joyce, Hemingway, Pound, Beckett all set off for France to sign up for the avant garde. Through its wild, brilliant, creative and sometimes crazy ringleader, meet the defining movement of the twentieth century - without which our lives wouldn't be the same today.

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    We of the Future
    Guillaume Apollinaire and the Birth of Modernism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laetitia Rutherford
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    ISBN 13: 9781845293277
    ISBN 10: 1845293274

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000, LIT014000
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADF
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004150
    DC22: 841.912
    Constable and Robinson
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    Publication date
    29 April 2010
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    Author Information
    Laetitia Rutherford is half English, half French. Now a literary agent, she read English at Oxford before going on to gain a Masters in 'Twentieth Century Literature and its Contexts' (with distinction) from Goldsmiths. She lives in London.