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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 […]

To Understand Austria, Ask a Foreigner!

To Understand Austria, Ask a Foreigner!

Why can’t Austrians explain Austria? It is simply a fact that if you are seriously interested in Karl Kraus, Robert Musil, Peter Altenberg or Egon Schiele – just a few of the central figures in Austrian cultural history – you have to read standard works written abroad. It was while reviewing the American architectural historian […]

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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