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The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, 1880-1918
Laird Easton, California State University, Chico Foundation
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Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, 1880-1918 (Book)
Title: Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, 1880-1918
Author: Kessler, Harry
Editor: Easton, Laird M.
Abstract: These fascinating, never-before-published early diaries of Count Harry Kessler—patron, museum director, publisher, cultural critic, soldier, secret agent, and diplomat—present a sweeping panorama of the arts and politics of Belle Époque Europe, a glittering world poised to be changed irrevocably by the Great War. Kessler’s immersion in the new art and literature of Paris, London, and Berlin unfolds in the first part of the diaries. This refined world gives way to vivid descriptions of the horrific fighting on the Eastern and Western fronts of World War I, the intriguing private discussions among the German political and military elite about the progress of the war, as well as Kessler’s account of his role as a diplomat with a secret mission in Switzerland.
Primary URL: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/92043/journey-to-the-abyss-by-harry-kessler
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler 1880-1918 (Book)
Title: Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler 1880-1918
Author: Easton, Laird M.
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780307265821
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Type: Scholarly Edition