By Katrin Kohl, Ritchie Robertson
20th-century Austrian literature boasts many impressive writers: Schnitzler, Musil, Rilke, Kraus, Celan, Canetti, Bernhard, Jelinek. those and others characteristic in broader money owed of German literature, however it is fascinating to determine how the Austrian literary scene -- and Austrian society itself -- formed their writing. This quantity therefore surveys Austrian writers of drama, prose fiction, and lyric poetry; relates them to the targeted historical past of contemporary Austria, a democratic republic that was once overtaken by way of civil warfare and authoritarian rule, absorbed into Nazi Germany, and re-established as a impartial country; and examines their reaction to debatable occasions comparable to the collusion with Nazism, the Waldheim affair, and the increase of Haider and the extraordinary correct. as well as confronting controversy within the kin among literature, heritage, and politics, the quantity examines pop culture in response to present developments. individuals: Judith Beniston, Janet Stewart, Andrew Barker, Murray corridor, Anthony Bushell, Dagmar Lorenz, Juliane Vogel, Jonathan lengthy, Joseph McVeigh, Allyson Fiddler. Katrin Kohl is Lecturer in German and a Fellow of Jesus university, and Ritchie Robertson is Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature and a Fellow of The Queen's collage, either on the collage of Oxford.
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