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    Title: Against the Grain
    Sub-title: New Anthology of Contemporary Austrian Prose
    By (author): Adolf Opel
    ISBN10-13: 1572410310 : 9781572410312
    This sequel to Relationships contains texts by newer authors: Aigner, August, Baier, Brem, Brunmaier, Eibel, Ferk, Gruber, Gstrein, Hackl, Hermann, Herzele, Hlawaty, Hochgatterer, Kaiser, Kerschbaumer, Klepalski, Klier, Langle, Menasse, Merkl, Mitterer, Neuwirth, Ohrt, Reichart, Schantl, Schindel, Schlag, Schoener, Schutting, Siegmund, Skwara, Steiner, Szyszkowitz, Treudl, Wager, Wenger. One section contains statements by the authors about themselves.
    Pages: 314  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - January   1997
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose write
    List Price: 21.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 1 of: 110
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    Title: Anthology of Plays by Werner Schwab
    By (author):  Translated by: Michael Mitchell
    ISBN10-13: 1572410647 : 9781572410640
    Schwab's first play was performed in 1990; in 1992 German critics elected him playwright of the year; he died in 1994, leaving behind a total of some fifteen plays. Many of his plays created a furore when produced, but their stage effectiveness made them very successful with theatre audiences. His disrupted language constantly breaks the rules of syntax and ignores the conventions of expression. Yet it still works. Indeed, it is a very effective instrument for revealing the violence which lies not so far below the surface of "respectable" society, which is Schwab's major theme.
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    Contents: The Presidents, Overweight, unimportant, Misshape: A European Supper, The Round of Pleasure, After the Round Dance from the pen of the Pleasant Mr Arthur Schnitzler.
    Michael Mitchell (Translator), was the winner of the 1998 Schlegel-Tieck Prize, is a distinguished literary translator, with a special interest in Austrian culture. Other translations include: Meyrink, The Golem; Kubin, The Other Side; Grimmelshausen, The Adventures of Simplicissimus.
    Pages: 194  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - January   1999
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Plays, playscripts
    List Price: 16.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 2 of: 110
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    Title: Anyone Can Say
    Sub-title: Tales from the End of the Post-War Era
    By (author): Robert Menasse Translated by: Thomas S Hansen, Abby J Hansen
    ISBN10-13: 1572411759 : 9781572411753
    Robert Menasse, who was born into a Jewish family in Vienna in 1954, speaks with the voice of the generation known as Nachgeborene ("those born after"). Although fortunate to have escaped the persecution and exile his parents endured, Menasse's stories constantly refract the suffering of the past through the ironic distance of a feeling observer. His critically humorous voice uncovers surprising truths about himself and the past. As the author of over twenty books, which include critical essays on contemporary cultural topics as well as novels and short stories, Menasse's fame as a major figure in contemporary Austrian literature is firmly established. He has received many prestigious literary prizes and divides his time between Vienna and Amsterdam.
    Pages: 170  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - October   2011
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    List Price: 16.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 3 of: 110
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    Title: Aphorisms
    By (author): Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
    ISBN10-13: 0929497864 : 9780929497860
    This book contains the entire collection of 582 aphorisms which the nineteenth-century Austrian writer Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916) published in a number of expanded editions beginning in 1880. While this author also wrote poems, plays, novels, and novellas, she is known today particularly for her insightful aphorisms. Stating that "An aphorism is the last link in a long chain of thought," she presents intellectually stimulating and socially engaged commentaries dealing with various aspects of human nature. Because of their universality, these thoughts by one of the best aphoristic writers in the German language have lost none of their relevance today.
    Pages: 85  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - January   1994
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Prose: non-fiction
    List Price: 9.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 4 of: 110
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    Title: Arthur Schnitzler
    By (author): Sol Liptzin
    ISBN10-13: 1572410132 : 9781572410138
    This book treats the renowned Austrian author and artist -- as thinker, by tracing the basic ideas in his novels and dramas; as artist, by tracing the genesis of characteristic works until the final satisfying version, a process that could take up to twenty years to complete. Schnitzler was above all a perfectionist. Schnitzler's creative work is largely an expression of his yearning for life and his preoccupation with death. At his best he is not a cheerful poet. Death ever lurks behind the merry words and the light-hearted love affairs of his characters. Repeatedly this "diagnostician of his time" reminds us that all acts and relations, all eternal vows and far-flung ambitions are but transitory. It is this consciousness of death's omnipresence which often lends to Schnitzler's works the unique melancholy and particular pathos associated with his name. Schnitzler is regarded today not only as the outstanding author of his generation in Austria, but also as a writer who belongs to world literature.
    Pages: 196  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - December   1995
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Literary studies: from c 1900 - : Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose write
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 110
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    Title: Arthur Schnitzler & Politics
    By (author): Adrian Clive Roberts
    ISBN10-13: 0929497147 : 9780929497143
    Roberts takes issue with the still-prevalent though erroneous notion that Schnitzler was an apolitical writer. From 1880 to 1931 Schnitzler examined human conflict from the duel to war, and commented on social and political circumstances. Roberts draws upon previously unpublished documents to support his interpretation of Schnitzler's oeuvre from a socio-political perspective.
    Pages: 214  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - December   1989
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Literary studies: from c 1900 - : Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose write
    List Price: 21.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 6 of: 110
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    Title: As Luck Would Have It
    Sub-title: My Exile in France & Mexico -- Recollections & Stories
    By (author): Bruno Schwebel
    ISBN10-13: 1572411570 : 9781572411579
    Schwebel was ten years old when his family escaped from Vienna in 1938 to seek refuge from Nazi persecution in Paris. After various sojourns in France, they fled to Lisbon, then to Casablanca, and eventually reached Mexico City. A man of many talents Schwebel worked as electrical engineer, cameraman, advancing to the position of technical director of Mexico's largest TV network. He also became an actor, folk musician, painter and chess champion. He explored his new home country on many trips. These recollections consist of a chronological narrative and ten character portraits. With alert curiosity, calm precision, and a wise touch of humour, they tell the poignant story of a remarkable life and its many events.
    Pages: 222  Size: 155x230mm  Illustrations: b/w photos 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - October   2008
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Autobiography: general
    List Price: 21.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 7 of: 110
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    Title: Ashantee
    By (author): Peter Altenberg
    ISBN10-13: 1572411554 : 9781572411555
    This collection of thirty-eight impressionist episodes describes a white man's friendship with a group of Ashanti tribespeople from the Gold Coast of Africa (the former British colony known today as Ghana), who in 1896 were put on display as living objects in a popular ethnographic exhibit in the Vienna Zoological Garden, then still located in Vienna's famous amusement park called Prater. The exhibit caused a veritable "Ashanti fever" as the show attracted five to six thousand visitors per day. Altenberg, barely disguised as Ashantee's autobiographical character Sir Peter, shows a genuine curiosity about the cultural Other and paints a critical picture of his Austrian contemporaries' prejudices, revealed as they were experienced by the Africans. In "Ashantee", beautiful, sensual, childlike, and wholesome African "paradise people" provide inspiration for the tormented civilised soul of the fin-de-siècle European. Eccentric coffeehouse writer Altenberg is famous for his unique telegram style. Critic Karl Kraus claimed, "One sentence by Peter Altenberg is equal to an entire Viennese novel". "Ashantee" introduces the reader to a little-known facet of vibrant Vienna around 1900. Combining cross-cultural sympathy with colonial stereotyping, the book has gained new popularity as current debates about the challenges of cultural coexistence in the global society have renewed interest in the literature about encounters between people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. In this edition, Peter Altenberg's literary text is illustrated with reprints of original drawings and photographs of Altenberg and the Ashanti in Vienna.
    Pages: 128  Size: 155x230mm  Illustrations: b/w illus 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - December   2007
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies : Africa
    List Price: 13.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 8 of: 110
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    Title: Austria as It Is, or Sketches of Continental Courts
    By (author): Richard Hacken Edited by: Todd C Hanlin
    ISBN10-13: 1572411112 : 9781572411111
    In London in 1827 Charles Sealsfield (Karl Postl) published this travel novel employing eye-witness accounts, history, and anecdote to expose the oppressive Austrian regime under Emperor Francis I and his Prime Minister Metternich. His political observations are supplemented and embellished by his many detailed descriptions of the fads and fancies of the age, anecdotes and court gossip surrounding major historical figures, as well as by his dry wit which all combine to produce an eminently readable and informative book. During his lifetime Charles Sealsfield was a mystery, an unknown in so far as his identity was concerned. As a young Austrian émigré, his first publications were colorful descriptions of the fledgling United States on the one hand and of the moribund Austrian Empire on the other. Within a few years he became widely celebrated as the author of popular fiction about the American West, considered by many to be superior to American-born authors such as James Fenimore Cooper and Washington Irving.
    Todd C Hanlin is professor emeritus of German at the University of Arkansas and has published a monograph on Franz Kafka. He has written on Hofmannsthal, Schnitzler, Peter Turrini, Peter Henisch, Paulus Hochgatterer, and translated novels by Anton Fuchs, Gustav Ernst, Gerald Szyszkowitz, Georg Potyka, and Peter Steiner, plays by Szyszkowitz and Felix Mitterer, as well as a volume on The Best of Austrian Science Fiction.
    Pages: 136  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - July   2004
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Local history : Austria
    List Price: 15.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 9 of: 110
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    Title: Austria in Literature
    By (author): Donald G Daviau
    ISBN10-13: 1572410655 : 9781572410657
    National Image, which to a country is what character is for a person, ranks as an extremely important concern for every nation and for the people living in it. Nowhere is this more true than in Austria which depends heavily on tourism and which welcomes foreign investment. Indeed, image for Austria becomes doubly important, for throughout its history the country has always stood in the shadow of Germany in the view of the outside world, where even the greatest Austrian accomplishments in all of the arts have generally been subsumed under the rubric of German literature, art, and music. In this context the aim of the essays contained here is to establish what the image of Austria has been historically and what it is today. The contributions examine the view of Austria projected in the writings of American, Austrian and German authors, ranging from the late nineteenth century to the present. While recognising the many appealing qualities -- the natural beauty and the former grandeur of the Monarchy -- the writers at home and abroad have at the same time candidly and unsparingly criticised political and social problems. All together the analyses result in a multifaceted portrayal of the changing perception of Austria both externally and internally.
    Pages: 326  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedAriadne Press (US) - March   2000
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Literature: history & criticism : Austria
    List Price: 26.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 10 of: 110

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