The Malady Of The Century

By: Max Simon Nordau
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Malady Of The Century" by Max Simon Nordau is a seminal work of nonfiction that delves into cultural criticism and social critique at the turn of the 20th century. Through insightful essays, Nordau examines the psychological and psychiatric aspects of modernity, exploring themes of degeneration and moral decline in European society. Nordau's penetrating analysis sheds light on the intellectualism and artistic decadence prevalent during the fin de siècle period. With a keen understanding of psychology and psychiatry, he dissects the societal malaise of his time, attributing it to a broader trend of degeneration fueled by intellectual pursuits and cultural shifts. In this thought-provoking work, Nordau confronts the complexities of modernity and its impact on European society, offering a sobering assessment of the moral and intellectual decline he observes. Through rigorous cultural criticism, he highlights the dangers of unchecked intellectualism and artistic decadence, urging readers to confront the societal malady of the century. As a pioneering work of cultural critique, "The Malady Of The Century" remains relevant today for its insights into the psychological and social dynamics of modernity, making it essential reading for those interested in understanding the complexities of fin de siècle Europe.

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Max Simon Nordau

Max Simon Nordau was a Zionist leader, doctor, writer, and social commentator. He co-founded the Zionist Organization with Theodor Herzl and served as president or vice-president of various Zionist congresses. As a social commentator, he published The Conventional Lies of Our Civilization (1883), Degeneration (1892), and Paradoxes (1896). Although Degeneration was not his most popular or profitable work while alive, it is the book that is most recognized and cited now. Simon (Simcha) Maximilian Südfeld (after Max Nordau) was born in Pest, Kingdom of Hungary, which was part of the Austrian Empire. His father, Gabriel Südfeld, was a rabbi who also worked as a Hebrew tutor. Simon Maximilian Sudfeld was born in Pest, Kingdom of Hungary (then part of the Austrian Empire). His father, Gabriel Sudfeld, worked as a Hebrew tutor in addition to being a rabbi. Nordau, an Orthodox Jew, attended a Jewish elementary school before receiving a medical degree from the University of Pest in 1872. He then traveled for six years, visiting the major nations of Europe. He changed his name before traveling to Berlin in 1873. In 1878, he began practicing medicine in Budapest. In 1880, he traveled to Paris. He was a correspondent for Neue Freie Presse in Paris and lived there for the majority of his life.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 316 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363050114
  • ISBN-13: 9789363050112
  • Item Weight: 410.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 17.5mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Collections / Essays