Austrian Identities Table of Contents

Austrian Identities

Austrian Identities

by Craig Decker

Contents

Acknowledgments................................................................................................................. i

Kathy Brzoviƒ

Austrian Identities in a Twentieth-Century

Landscape of Historical Change.............................................................................................. 1

Ingeborg Bachmann

Sightseeing in an Old City................................................................................................... 14

Translated by Margaret McCarthy

Hugo von Hofmannsthal

The Tale of the 672nd Night................................................................................................ 29

Translated by Frank G. Ryder

Arthur Schnitzler

Lieutenant Gustl.................................................................................................................. 55

Translated by Richard L. Simon

and revised by Caroline Wellbery

Joseph Roth

The Bust of the Emperor...................................................................................................... 74

Translated by John Hoare

Robert Musil

The Blackbird..................................................................................................................... 88

Translated by Thomas Frick and Wilhelm Wiegandt

amended by Burton Pike

Ödön von Horváth

Crossing the Border............................................................................................................ 94

Translated by Craig Decker

Ingeborg Bachmann

Youth in an Austrian Town.................................................................................................. 101

Among Murderers and Madmen........................................................................................... 120

Translated by Michael Bullock

Thomas Bernhard

The Italian........................................................................................................................ 127

Translated by Eric Williams

Crimes of an Innsbruck Merchant’s Son................................................................................ 137

Translated by Craig Decker

Barbara Frischmuth

Oh, My Dear Augustine....................................................................................................... 147

A Neighbor of Mine and Musil’s.......................................................................................... 151

Translated by Craig Decker

Peter Henisch

Baronkarl.......................................................................................................................... 182

Translated by Craig Decker

Felix Mitterer

Inventory........................................................................................................................... 186

Translated by Craig Decker

Elisabeth Reichart

The Sunday Roast264

How Far is Mauthausen?......................................................................................... .......... 188

Translated by Linda C. DeMeritt

Doron Rabinovici

The Right Nose.................................................................................................................. 195

Translated by Craig Decker

Explanatory Notes.............................................................................................................. 203

About the Authors.............................................................................................................. 221

Austria in the Twentieth Century:

A Chronology.................................................................................................................... 227