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The Vienna Coffeehouse Wits, 1890-1938

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Writing about the theater, the cabaret, fellow artists and feuds, politics and war, the eight artists assembled here represent the finest of the "small form," the sketches and essays fostered in the atmosphere of the Vienna coffeehouse to capture the fleeting impressions of a rapidly changing world. Above all, they are concerned with their world, Austria and particularly V ...more
Hardcover, 390 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Purdue University Press
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Lysergius
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating survey of the writings of the cream of Viennese literary society prior to the Anschluss and WWII. Ranging from Karl Kraus to Albert Polgar, the selections included cover various examples of the short form pioneered by these writers. A good introduction.
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