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Carl Djerassi Opens “Buch Wien” Book Fair

Carl Djerassi Opens “Buch Wien” Book Fair

The International book fair Buch Wien 2012 officially opens its doors 21 Nov, kicking off four days of readings and workshops in bookstores and cultural institutions throughout Vienna. Playwright Carl Djerassi has the honour of reading the opening address, the man perhaps better known as the inventor of the birth-control pill. He was born in […]

From the Editor: Old Souls

Vienna is a city of legends more than ever  these days, with podiums and forums filled with the faces and voices of some of Austria’s most distinguished émigrés, several covered in this month’s issue of The Vienna Review (pp. 4, 20, 32). They are all Jewish intellectuals, people of great talent, drive and accomplishment, who […]

Staging Science, Provoking Thought

Staging Science, Provoking Thought

“Two men die within 21 minutes of each other’s demise. Both are non-smokers. Cholesterol levels below 180. No particular health problems. Both professors in the same institution…and both having sipped champagne some two hours before their death. And not just any champagne.” So begins Carl Djerassi’s Insufficiency, a new play focusing on the chemistry and physics […]

Letters to the Editor: Jul/Aug. 2012

To the Editor, At dinner last night, my longtime friend Carl Djerassi told me about The Vienna Review and showed me the interview you did with him in a recent issue. I have to admit that I was pretty surprised by this, since I’ve lived and worked in Vienna on-and-off for nearly 38 years and […]

Carl Djerassi: The Poet of Progressive Science

Carl Djerassi: The Poet of Progressive Science

Chemist, novelist and playwright Carl Djerassi arrived at Café Schwarzenberg by tram from his apartment on Reisnerstrasse in the 3rd District. Although an injury six years ago requires him to walk with a cane, he goes where he wants, still a commanding presence at 88, with thick, snowy white hair and sharp eyes that miss […]

Literary Events: Mar. 2012

Literary Events: Mar. 2012

OBAMERIKA “Yes we can” is what Barack Obama promised to the electorate. Little is left from this enthusiasm, which captivated the United States at the beginning of Obama’s presidency. A country struck by the economic crisis, hugely indebted, with broken roads and wretched schools. Wolfgang Geier, correspondent for the Austrian public broadcaster ORF in Washington […]

Literary Events: Nov. 2009

Reading: Anthony Alofsin “Halflife” Anthony Alofsin is an artist and architect, writer and art historian and an expert on Frank Lloyd Wright. Halflife is a fictive memoir, recalling the measure of decay that describes how radioactive isotopes die even as they live. A young man who in search of love and meaning discovers the same […]

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