A celebration of subversives: the first one-volume
history of the greatest cultural movement since the
Peter Gay's most ambitious endeavor since Freud explores the
shocking modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s,
transformed art, literature, music, and film with its assault on
traditional forms. Beginning his epic study with Baudelaire, whose
lurid poetry scandalized French stalwarts, Gay traces the
revolutionary path of... more...