Interesting Times: A Twentieth-Century Life (Revised)

Eric Hobsbawm (Author)
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Description

Eric Hobsbawm has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest living historians. Called "a lyrical, pungent, and provocative memoir" by Publishers Weekly, Interesting Times offers a personal tour through what Hobsbawm terms "the most extraordinary and terrible century in human history." The book takes us from his birth in Alexandria, Egypt, and early schooling in Weimar Berlin to his student days as a Cambridge Red and Apostle at King's College. Hobsbawm took E.M. Forster to hear Lenny Bruce, demonstrated with Bertrand Russell against nuclear arms, translated for Che Guevara in Havana, and inaugurated the modern history of banditry. With Interesting Times, we see the making of one of the Left's most important intellectuals, and the history of the twentieth century through the unforgiving eye of one of its most intensely engaged participants.

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
May 16, 2005
Pages
448
Dimensions
6.14 X 1.28 X 9.32 inches | 1.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781565849655
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About the Author

Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and educated in Austria, Germany and England. He taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and then at the New School for Social Research in New York. In addition to The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire and The Age of Extremes, his books include Bandits, Revolutionaries, Uncommon People, and his memoir Interesting Times. Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012.

Reviews

"A remarkable autobiography... Mr. Hosbawm is of that generation of pioneering British cultural historians who united behind a simple belief History should not be written exclusively by and for the winners."
--"The New York Observer"
"Hobsbawm portrays a turbulent world of frontier-crossing and meetings in back rooms in Berlin, of refugees and resistance fighters, Yugoslav partisans and death camp survivors, louche poets and secret agents courageous Communists and squalid betrayals."
--"The Nation"
"The popular people's historian who has influenced our understanding of the previous three centuries like no other."
--"The Boston Globe"

"A remarkable autobiography Mr. Hosbawm is of that generation of pioneering British cultural historians who united behind a simple belief History should not be written exclusively by and for the winners."
The New York Observer
"Hobsbawm portrays a turbulent world of frontier-crossing and meetings in back rooms in Berlin, of refugees and resistance fighters, Yugoslav partisans and death camp survivors, louche poets and secret agents courageous Communists and squalid betrayals."
The Nation
"The popular people's historian who has influenced our understanding of the previous three centuries like no other."
The Boston Globe
"
"A remarkable autobiography... Mr. Hosbawm is of that generation of pioneering British cultural historians who united behind a simple belief History should not be written exclusively by and for the winners."
--The New York Observer

"Hobsbawm portrays a turbulent world of frontier-crossing and meetings in back rooms in Berlin, of refugees and resistance fighters, Yugoslav partisans and death camp survivors, louche poets and secret agents courageous Communists and squalid betrayals."
--The Nation

"The popular people's historian who has influenced our understanding of the previous three centuries like no other."
--The Boston Globe