Modern Times, Modern Places

Modern Times, Modern Places

Life and Art in the 20th Century

  1. Peter Conrad
  • ISBN 9780500281512
  • 23.50 x 16.80 cm
  • Paperback
  • 752pp
  • Illustrated throughout in black and white
  • First published 1999
‘A blockbuster of a book, a work which will inspire admiration and wonder … writing with equal assurance about poetry, novels, painting, architecture, film and music’ – Noel Malcolm, The Sunday Telegraph
'… tells the story of modern cultural history with unflagging freshness, and without an ounce of surplus stylistic fat' – Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books
'… a book with everything in it, a fascinating melange, going in all directions at once' – Hanif Kureishi, Guardian Books of the Year
'Conrad is stunningly well-informed, compulsively allusive and equipped with the kind of imagination that transforms the base metal of contemporary history into pure gold' – Robert McCrum, The Observer

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