"Vienna is Different": Jewish Writers in Austria from the Fin De Siecle to the Present (Austrian and Habsburg Studies v. 12)
By: Hillary Hope Herzog (author)Hardback
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Assessing the impact of fin-de-siecle Jewish culture on subsequent developments in literature and culture, this book is the first to consider the historical trajectory of Austrian-Jewish writing across the 20th century. It examines how Vienna, the city that stood at the center of Jewish life in the Austrian Empire and later the Austrian nation, assumed a special significance in the imaginations of Jewish writers as a space and an idea. The author focuses on the special relationship between Austrian-Jewish writers and the city to reveal a century-long pattern of living in tension with the city, experiencing simultaneously acceptance and exclusion, feeling unheimlich heimischA" (eerily at home) in Vienna.
Hillary Hope Herzog is an Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Kentucky, where she works in twentieth-century German literature, Austrian Studies, and the field of medicine and literature. She is co-editor of Rebirth of a Culture: Jewish Identity and Jewish Writing in Germany and Austria Today (with Todd Herzog and Benjamin Lapp, Berghahn 2008).
Introduction The Historical Continuity of the Viennese Jewish Experience Chapter 1. The Fin de Siecle The Jewish Immigrant Experience in Vienna The Jewish Confrontation with a New Political Climate Jewish Cultural Responses Arthur Schnitzler Adolf Dessauer Felix Salten Stefan Zweig Hugo von Hofmannsthal Karl Kraus Theodor Herzl Richard Beer-Hofmann Conclusion Chapter 2. Jewish Vienna Between the World Wars Jewish Identity and World War I A New Jewish Identity Crisis Rising Anti-Semitism The Beginning of the End Jews and the Anschluss Jewish Cultural Responses in the Interwar Years Arthur Schnitzler Felix Salten Stefan Zweig Joseph Roth Karl Kraus Hugo Bettauer Elias Canetti Veza Canetti Conclusion Chapter 3. Jews and the Second Republic The Immediate Postwar Situation The Second Republic Austrian Jews and the Second Republic Jewish Identity after 1945 Ilse Aichinger Friedrich Torberg Hilde Spiel Conclusion Chapter 4. Viennese Jews from Waldheim to Haider and Beyond The Waldheim Affair Jewish Writers and Vienna after Waldheim Contemporary Viennese Jewish Writing Ruth Beckermann Robert Schindel Doron Rabinovici Robert Menasse Eva Menasse Elfriede Jelinek Conclusion Conclusion Bibliography
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