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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 […]

Book Review: Still Alive, by Ruth Klüger

Book Review: Still Alive, by Ruth Klüger

The Loss of Optimism An author of candor and consequence like Ruth Klüger deserves a revisit in the pages of The Vienna Review: The Austrian-born Holocaust survivor had returned to Vienna nearly half a year after TVR’s coverage of the Ein Stadt, Ein Buch celebration, where she and her book Weiter Leben were the guests of […]

The Klüger Campaign

The Klüger Campaign

This town really honours its honoured folk;  I expected the Gala evening for Eine Stadt, Ein Buch (One City, One Book) at the Rathaus celebrating author Ruth Klüger would be a respectable affair. The Viennese émigré’s seminal work Weiter Leben (Still Living) was selected as this year’s ‘Vienna book’ for the week-long celebration of reading.  […]

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