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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 […]

Eric Kandel: Insight and Reconciliation

Eric Kandel: Insight and Reconciliation

“It’s remarkable how Austria has grown up in the last few years,” Eric Kandel declared to a packed auditorium at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on 9 October. The occasion: a presentation of the Viennese-born neuroscientist and 2000 Nobel Prize Laureate’s most recent book, The Age of Insight (see “Eric Kandel: Nectar for the Mind” […]

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, […]

Eric Kandel: In Search Of Memory

Eric Kandel: In Search Of Memory

As the year 1939 dawned, a young Jewish boy named Eric Kandel was living with his family in a small apartment at Severingasse 8, in Vienna’s 9th District. Anti-Semitism began to spread and acts of discrimination increased and the 9-year-old and his younger brother were forced to emigrate alone to the United States, with their […]

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