fin de siecle

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relating to or characteristic of the end of a century (especially the end of the 19th century)

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SYNOPSIS: The Chinatown Trunk Mystery offers a fascinating snapshot of social and sexual relations between Chinese and non-Chinese populations in turn-of-the-century New York City through the lens of the unsolved murder of Elsie Sigel whose corpse was found inside a trunk in the midtown apartment of Leon Ling.
Kristin Ruggiero's Modernity in the Flesh is a fascinating study of the struggle of jurists, attorneys, and medical doctors to modernize turn-of-the-century Argentinean society.
As a child of the South who has long lived with tales of horror involving turn-of-the-century black life in Atlanta, I know that the hope of black women was often buried in the dangers of physical and psychological terror.
So begins The Devil in the White City, Larson's sprawling account of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, which has largely faded from the popular imagination despite its tremendous cultural, social, and architectural impact on turn-of-the-century America.
A new exhibit at The Fashion Institute of Technology explores the sexual politics of women's fashions in turn-of-the-century Paris.
Spiced with contemporary jazz and turn-of-the-century Puccini operas, the 2002-2003 season kicks off for three of the nation's largest cultural arts centers this September.
From the turn-of-the-century writings of color-conscious Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Paul Laurence Dunbar's ex-wife who was herself a lesbian, to the unselfconscious pride and Afrocentricity of major SGL contemporary writers E.
started with three existing buildings--a deteriorated chapel, a turn-of-the-century convent, and a nursing home--constructed over the course of 70 years.
In Lillian Hellman's play about a corrupt and avaricious turn-of-the-century Southern family, Bette Davis (Regina) is cast as the manipulative matriarch of a dysfunctional family like no other.
The 72-year-old senator is the son of two-time President Luis Batlle Berres (1947-1951 and 1954-1958) and greatnephew of turn-of-the-century President Jose Batlle y Ordonez, also a member of the Colorado party.
at a time when the chronically soft property/casualty market is showing signs of a turn, incidence of catastrophes are growing and the threat of turn-of-the-century computer breakdowns is looming over the industry.
Why that's easy: turn-of-the-century Lucy Maud Montgomery, of course!
Aside from this question of style, the ensemble, headed by Lara Radda, Federico Bonelli, and Cyril Lot, carried through the spirit of this specifically German, turn-of-the-century work.
To this extent, turn-of-the-century provision is best conceptualised as social protection rather than investment, although in the wake of the Boer War the notion of 'national efficiency' and the importance of securing a healthy population above all became more significant.