Vienna is different: Jewish writers in Austria from the Fin de Siècle to the present

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Abstract

Assessing the impact of fin-de-siècle 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 heimisch" (eerily at home) in Vienna.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages289
Volume12
StatePublished - Oct 15 2011

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2011 Hillary Hope Herzog. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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