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Austrian Identities (2004) [Anthology]
by Ingeborg Bachmann Thomas Bernhard Barbara Frischmuth Peter Henisch Hugo von Hofmannsthal Ödön von Horváth Felix Mitterer Robert Musil Doron Rabinovici Elisabeth Reichart Joseph Roth Arthur Schnitzler Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

In the course of the twentieth century, Austria has been transformed from the center of a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual empire of fifty-three million people to a republic of approximately eight million predominantly German-speaking citizens. The demise of the Habsburg Empire, the traumas of two world wars, the barbarism of fascism, and the political stability and economic prosperity of the Second Austrian Republic have all played a significant role in shaping modern Austrian identities. The short stories included in this volume, written by such authors as Ingeborg Bachmann, Thomas Bernhard, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Robert Musil, Joseph Roth, and Arthur Schnitzler, present a vivid array of Austrian characters whose lives have been shaped by both major historical events and the concerns and contingencies of everyday existence.


  • Austrian Identities in a Twentieth-Century Landscape of Historical Change by Kathy Brzovic
  • Sightseeing in an Old City by Ingeborg Bachmann
  • The Tale of the 672nd night by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
  • Lieutenant Gustl by Arthur Schnitzler
  • The Bust of the Emperor by Joseph Roth
  • The Blackbird by Robert Musil
  • Crossing the Border by Ödön von Horváth
  • Youth in an Austrian Town by Ingeborg Bachmann
  • Among Murderers and Madmen by Ingeborg Bachmann
  • The Italian by Thomas Bernhard
  • Crimes of an Innsbruck Merchant's Son by Thomas Bernhard
  • Oh, My Dear Augustine by Barbara Frischmuth
  • A Neighbor of Mine and Musil's by Barbara Frischmuth
  • Baronkarl by Peter Henisch
  • Inventory by Felix Mitterer
  • The Sunday Roast by Elisabeth Reichart
  • How Far is Mauthausen? by Elisabeth Reichart
  • The Right Nose by Doron Rabinovici

Original title: Austrian Identities: Twentieth-Century Short Fiction
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Lieutenant Gustl (1900) [Novella]
      Author: Arthur Schnitzler
     Blackbird, the (1928) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Musil
     Among Murderers and Madmen (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Ingeborg Bachmann
     Youth in an Austrian Town (1959) [Short Story]
      Author: Ingeborg Bachmann

Edition #1: Austrian Identities

Austrian Identities (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Craig Decker
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Manifested in:

Austrian Identities (August 30, 2004)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ariadne Press
ISBN: 1572411295
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.4 x 0.6
Pages: 231

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