Donald G. Daviau - Major Figures of Turn-of-the-Century Austrian Literature

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"MAJOR FIGURES OF AUSTRIAN LITERATURE: The purpose of this projected seven-volume series is to help make the major figures of Austrian literature from 1800 to the present accessible to an English-speaking audience. The introductions provide an overview of the cultural and political background of the age to furnish a broader context for the individual contributions. Bibliographies of primary and secondary texts enhance the value of the volumes as reference works.

These sixteen essays and introduction covering authors of the period 1890-1933 present a reevaluation of the literature and culture of the turn of the century to dispel entrenched cliches and misconceptions.

Contents: Peter Altenberg, Leopold von Andrian, Hermann Bahr, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Theodor Herzl, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Karl Kraus, Ernst Mach, Fritz Mauthner, Rosa Mayreder, Rainer Maria Rilke, Peter Rosegger, Ferdinand von Saar, Felix Salten, Arthur Schnitzler.

""The individual essays provide a good balance between an introductory article on the life and works of an author for the layman with little knowledge of that author and a scholarly-critical study of interest to the specialist."" World Literature Today"
  • Title: Major Figures of Turn-of-the-Century Austrian Literature
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edited by: Donald G. Daviau
  • Introduction by: Donald G. Daviau
  • Publishing House: Ariadne Press
  • Pages: 552
  • Date Published: 1991
  • Features: bibl.; index
  • ISBN: 0929497309
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