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Vienna

Vienna

A Cultural History

  • Author: Nicholas Parsons
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199704545
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 304
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From border garrison of the Roman Empire to magnificent Baroque seat of the Hapsburgs, Vienna's fortunes swung between survival and expansion. By the late nineteenth century it had become the western capital of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, but the twentieth century saw it degraded to a 'hydrocephalus' cut off from its former economic hinterland. After the inglorious Nazi interlude, Vienna began the long climb back to the prosperous and cultivated city of 1.7 million inhabitants that it is today. Subjected to constant infusions of new, Vienna has both assimilated and resisted cultural influences from outside, creating its own sui generis culture.

The Viennese Café and Fin-de-Siècle Culture

The Viennese Café and Fin-de-Siècle Culture

  • Author: Charlotte Ashby,Tag Gronberg,Simon Shaw-Miller
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857457659
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The Viennese café was a key site of urban modernity around 1900. In the rapidly growing city it functioned simultaneously as home and workplace, affording opportunities for both leisure and intellectual exchange. This volume explores the nature and function of the coffeehouse in the social, cultural, and political world of fin-de-siècle Vienna. Just as the café served as a creative meeting place within the city, so this volume initiates conversations between different disciplines focusing on Vienna at the beginning of the twentieth century. Contributions are drawn from the fields of social and cultural history, literary studies, Jewish studies and art, and architectural and design history. A fresh perspective is also provided by a selection of comparative articles exploring coffeehouse culture elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

The Vienna Paradox

The Vienna Paradox

A Memoir

  • Author: Marjorie Perloff
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780811215718
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 283
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A fascinating memoir of refugee flight and survival, intellectual yet highly personal, by one America's eminent literary critics.

Vienna, the Past in the Present

Vienna, the Past in the Present

A Historical Survey

  • Author: Inge Lehne,Lonnie Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 194
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The best access to Vienna is through its history. This chronologically organised survey of Vienna from its origins to the present does not presuppose any detailed knowledge of Central European history. The book covers cultural, political and social influences.

Reading Mahler

Reading Mahler

German Culture and Jewish Identity in Fin-de-siècle Vienna

  • Author: Carl Niekerk
  • Publisher: Camden House
  • ISBN: 1571134670
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 312
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Examines literary, philosophical, and cultural influences on Mahler's thought and work from the standpoint of the composer's position in German-Jewish culture.

Interwar Vienna

Interwar Vienna

Culture Between Tradition and Modernity

  • Author: Deborah Holmes,Lisa Silverman
  • Publisher: Camden House
  • ISBN: 1571134204
  • Category: History
  • Page: 302
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New essays providing a wide-ranging cultural, social, and political picture of volatile between-the-wars Vienna.

Literature, Literary History, and Cultural Memory

Literature, Literary History, and Cultural Memory

  • Author: Herbert Grabes
  • Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783823341758
  • Category:
  • Page: 378
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A History of Austrian Literature 1918-2000

A History of Austrian Literature 1918-2000

  • Author: Anne Fuchs,Katrin Maria Kohl,Ritchie Robertson,Florian Krobb
  • Publisher: Camden House
  • ISBN: 9781571132765
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 336
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New essays examine 20th-c. Austrian literature in relation to history, politics, and popular culture.

Karl Kraus, Apocalyptic Satirist

Karl Kraus, Apocalyptic Satirist

Culture and Catastrophe in Habsburg Vienna

  • Author: Edward Timms
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300044836
  • Category: History
  • Page: 443
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This is a fascinating study of the life and work of Karl Kraus, brilliant Austrian writer, satirist and personality of fin de siecle Vienna. This encyclopaedic study of his life, his work and his generation will be of great interest to both the enthusiast and the general student of European culture. Drawing on unfamiliar sources, Edward Timms analyses Kraus's involvement in the fundamental ideological issues of his time, and shows that Kraus's political position - caught between traditional Habsburg loyalties and new democratic commitments - was far more complex than has previously been suspected. 'A major landmark in Kraus studies, and an important contribution to our understanding of the culture of the early twentieth century. It abounds in discoveries and insights.' Times Higher Education Supplement 'Timm's lucid prose, his masterly organization of the voluminous material he treats, his excellent translations of the documents he cites and his broad, readable portrayal of Viennese fin-de-siecle culture makes this study accessible to the average reader and a pleasure for the literary professional ... An example of German studies at its best.' European Studies Journal 'This study, which takes us to the end of the Great War, is unquestionably the most detailed and thoughtful book about him in amy language. Edward Timms' account skilfully interweaves his life, times and work.' The Listener 'Timms successfully weaves a colourful, and thoroughly researched and documented account of essential cultural currents in Habsburg Vienna around his central figure. Copious illustrations and photographs enhance a most enjoyable text, making this an ideal introduction to Kraus and his work.' Choice Edward Timms is lecturer in German at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Gonville and Caius College.

Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture

Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture

  • Author: Galina I. Yermolenko
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317061179
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 334
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This collection is the first book-length scholarly study of the pervasiveness and significance of Roxolana in the European imagination. Roxolana, or "Hurrem Sultan," was a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who made an unprecedented career from harem slave and concubine to legal wife and advisor of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566). Her influence on Ottoman affairs generated legends in many a European country. The essays gathered here represent an interdisciplinary survey of her legacy; the contributors view Roxolana as a transnational figure that reflected the shifting European attitudes towards "the Other," and they investigate her image in a wide variety of sources, ranging from early modern historical chronicles, dramas and travel writings, to twentieth-century historical novels and plays. Also included are six European source texts featuring Roxolana, here translated into modern English for the first time. Importantly, this collection examines Roxolana from both Western and Eastern European perspectives; source material is taken from England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Poland, and Ukraine. The volume is an important contribution to the study of early modern transnationalism, cross-cultural exchange, and notions of identity, the Self, and the Other.