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Book Review: Deborah R. Coen’s Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty

Book Review: Deborah R. Coen’s Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty

The Exner-Frisch Family: Science, Liberalism and Private Life Moving slowly through the last decades of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty takes us through major cultural and political events as they collided with the lives of illustrious members of the Exner-Frisch family – or were shaped […]

Book Review: Tim Bonyhady’s Good Living Street

Book Review: Tim Bonyhady’s Good Living Street

Vienna in Australia: Art and Memory Visiting his grandmother and great-aunt’s flat in Sydney as a child, Tim Bonyhady found the looming black furniture and wall-to-wall paintings “claustrophobic”. It was only decades later, when he began to write his family history, that he realised the massive pieces crammed into the small apartment had been designed […]

Book Review: Eric R. Kandel’s The Age of Insight

Book Review: Eric R. Kandel’s The Age of Insight

Nectar for the Mind Eric Kandel’s elder brother had just finished building his first short-wave radio receiver on 13 March 1938 “as the broadcaster described the earlier crossing of the Austrian border by German troops” reaching Vienna the following afternoon. “And for days on end, all hell broke loose. Viennese mobs erupted in nationalistic fervor, […]

Book Review: Robert Whalen’s Sacred Spring

Book Review: Robert Whalen’s Sacred Spring

The ‘Sacred’ in Ver Sacrum The role of religion in fin de siècle Vienna would seem a closed case. As society escaped the grasp of the Church and the political landscape turned increasingly secular, one could safely assume that artists – the intellectual prophets of the changing times – had renounced God as an authority […]

Book Review: Carl Haffner’s Love of the Draw by Austrian author Thomas Glavinic

Constructing the Game I played chess again one hot afternoon this summer. It had been a number of years. Surprising myself, my approach had changed radically: I had become aggressive. Lost was the long-ago defensive game I played with my brother. And lost was the careful game I had needed with my son, who already at […]

Book Review: Philipp Blom’s The Vertigo Years

Book Review: Philipp Blom’s The Vertigo Years

A Belle Epoque Unravels Can you imagine a world without the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and Sophie in Sarajevo, June 1914? A world in which nothing triggered a “Great War,” in which the Austro-Empire would continue to live in uneasy co-existence with the German Reich that would in turn still keep peace with France, a […]

Carl E. Schorske: Scholar of Vienna’s Golden Age

Carl E. Schorske: Scholar of Vienna’s Golden Age

The faux gothic Festsaal at Freyung No.1 was host on Apr. 20 to the awarding of the prestigious Victor Adler Prize to Carl E. Schorske, eminent American historian who with his universally admired Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture, literally ‘wrote the book’ on Vienna 1900, the city’s undisputed golden Age. Dark walnut paneling and embossed […]

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