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message 1: by Rhian (new)

Rhian | 2 comments Elfriede Jelinek's "The Piano Teacher" -- she won the Nobel.


message 2: by Juliane (new)

Juliane (libristar) Stefan Zweig's "Chess Story", Robert Musil's "The Man Without Qualities"


message 3: by Anna (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 96 comments About Elfriede Jelinek - I don't know why she got the Nobel Price. "The Piano teacher" and all her books are just weird.


message 4: by Carol (last edited Feb 11, 2009 12:35AM) (new)

Carol (zhelicarol) The Radetzky March by Joseph March. I thought The Piano Teacher was pretty strange, too, but I read it for a book club and was living in Vienna at the time, so I finished it.


message 5: by Ronan Noane (new)

Ronan Noane  K Hi Carol,
you probably mean The Radetzky March by Joseph ROTH , in stead of March.
He is indeed an amazing author, one of my favourites!
his other works are worth reading too.



message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol (zhelicarol) Thanks Noane, for catching that, I did mean Joseph Roth. The Radetzky March wasn't a great hit in my book club, but I liked it a lot and would like to read more by him . . . so many books, so little time!


message 8: by Daisy (new)

Daisy  | 18 comments Sleeping in Flame
This takes place partially in Vienna and partially in Los Angeles. The author is American; does that count? It's still a very interesting book, but maybe because it takes place in the era when I lived in Vienna.


message 9: by Julia (new)

Julia (jujulia) | 10 comments For those who read in german i can recommend the novels of wolf haas...he's written a whole series of crime novels creating the figure of "detective brenner" - a really hilarious loser protagonist and the setting is always very "austrian". most of them have been put into film versions as well. unfortunately i didn't find an english translation so far, but maybe some of you will enjoy them anyway (Daisy, you've been living in vienna, haven't you?)


message 10: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Neil (jessicagaskin) | 1 comments Ingeborg Bachmann "Malina" - a strange one but worth reading


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Extinction by Thomas Bernhard


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