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Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria (1999) [Anthology]
by Ilse Aichinger Jean Amery Ruth Kluger Angress Ruth Beckermann Matti Bunzl Veza Canetti Elias Canetti Paul Célan Eva Deutsch Albert Drach Elisabeth Freundlich Erich Fried Peter Henisch Elfriede Jelinek Georg Kreisler Jakov Lind Robert Menasse Anna Mitgutsch Doron Rabinovici Robert Schindel Brigitte Schwaiger Nadja Seelich Hilde Spiel Friedrich Torberg Hans Weigel Simon Wiesenthal Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Jewish Writing in the Contemporary World

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Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria presents a gathering of writers from several generations who have published a remarkable range of works in recent decades. The result is a diverse portrait of Jewish experience in Austria since the Second World War. Dagmar C. G. Lorenz has assembled an extraordinary roster of literary talents, ranging from authors born in the early decades of this century to writers born after the Shoah. The volume maps a complex tradition of Jewish discourse marked by a profound awareness of the literary past, by the failure of a long-anticipated Austrian-Jewish symbiosis, and by the unparalleled tragedy of the Shoah. It is a modern tradition that has made an essential contribution to Austria’s literary history while remaining, in Lorenz’s words, “distinct and unassimilated.”

Edited by Dagmar C. G. Lorenz

  • 1. The Pre-World War I Generation
    • Excerpt from "M. T.": That Is the Meantime by Albert Drach
    • Excerpt from The Secret Heart of the Clock by Elias Canetti
    • The New Guy by Veza Canetti
    • Aunt Jolesch in Person by Friedrich Torberg
    • The Draped Window by Hans Weigel
    • Excerpt from It Is Impossible To Speak about It Dispassionately by Hans Weigel
    • The Waldheim Case by Simon Wiesenthal
    • I Love Living in Austria by Hilde Spiel
    • Aura and Origin by Hilde Spiel
    • Antisemitism on the Left-The Respectable Antisemitism by Jean Amery
  • 2. The Interwar Generation
    • Excerpt from The Soul Bird by Elisabeth Freundlich
    • Death Fugue by Paul Celan
    • A Summons to Mistrust by Ilse Aichinger
    • Rahel's Clothes by Ilse Aichinger
    • My Father by Ilse Aichinger
    • To Austria by Erich Fried
    • My Girlfriends by Erich Fried
    • Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitism? by Erich Fried
    • Bundschuh the War Criminal by Georg Kreisler
    • The Unknown Nation by Georg Kreisler
    • Excerpt from The Galician Woman by Eva Deutsch and Brigitte Schwaiger
    • The Story of Lilith and Eve by Jakov Lind
  • 3. The Generation of Austrofascism, World War II, and the Shoah
    • Halloween and a Ghost by Ruth Kluger Angress
    • An Admonition by Ruth Kluger Angress
    • Vienna Neuroses by Ruth Kluger Angress
    • Lanzmann's Shoah and Its Audience by Ruth Kluger Angress
    • Excerpt from Stein's Paranoia by Peter Henisch
    • Excerpt from Born-Where by Robert Schindel
  • 4. The Post-Shoah Generation
    • Excerpt from Wonderful, Wonderful Times by Elfriede Jelinek
    • Film, State, and Society in Eastern and Western Europe-and I by Nadja Seelich
    • Farewell to Jana Cerna by Nadja Seelich
    • Excerpt from Lover, Traitor: A Jerusalem Story by Anna Mitgutsch
    • Youth in Vienna by Ruth Beckermann
  • 5. The Generation of the Second Austrian Republic
    • Excerpt from Blissful Times, Brittle World by Robert Menasse
    • The Right Nose by Doron Rabinovici
    • Foreigners by Doron Rabinovici
    • From Kreisky to Waldheim: Another Jewish Youth in Vienna by Matti Bunzl
  • Original title: Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria
    Original languages: German


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    Edition #1: Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria

    Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria (1999)
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    Language: English

    Translated by: Dagmar C. G. Lorenz
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    ISBN: 0803279833

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