Letters to the Editor: December/January 2008/2009

To the Editor,

I’ve been very upset by the racist, bigoted views of many middle class Austrians, seen at it’s worst in the comments of former ORF correspondent Klaus Emmerich on  Club 2 [see page 4].
Now comes suffocating cynicism. Before the elections when I tried to point out that Barack Obama was leading in the polls, people said with undisguised skepticism: “da bin ich neugierig…” (i.e. “I’d like to see that…” with the sense of, “I’m not so sure…”)
Now that he has been elected, they say, darkly, almost as soon as they see my Obama button: “da könnte leicht was passieren.” (“Something could easily happen,” in other words, “He’ll probably be assassinated.”)

Stanley Hale

To the Editor,

Thank you for the article on the political circumstances of Americans abroad by Editor in Chief Dardis McNamee [TVR November, 2008] It really hit the nail on the head, and I enjoyed reading it!
I am pleased to be introduced to The Vienna Review, and look forward to further contact, and to being informed of upcoming activities or events.

Peter Kaplar, Musician

To the Editor,

Among the enthralling articles appearing in the October issue of the Vienna Review, I must compliment you on sharing your “Election Diary” with your readers, which for an American was quite an informative read as well as entertaining, if not laced with sections of sheer hilarity and charm.

Tav Falco
Webster University

To the Editor,

Now that I am in Berlin, I check the Vienna Review site every now and then and notice some progress made with the website, but HUGE progress in terms of writing. Who are all these new writers and where have they been hiding… Is it really just three years?
Honestly it’s great stuff that I have read online so far, like Angiela Woebking’s piece “Searching for Memory” [TVR June 2008] and Caitlin Spencer’s piece on Bob Dylan. Congratulations.

Paul Krauskopf

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