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This collection of essays and translations reflects the Viennese-born author-translator's Austrian-Jewish heritage as well as representing his broad involvement as a cultural mediator between his native and adopted countries. The essays - on Herzl, Zweig, Kraus, Kafka, Werfel, Waldinger, Csokor, Trakl, and the winegarden songs of Vienna - highlight the great Jewish contribution to Austrian culture, and they are supplemented and illuminated by the short prose of Zweig, Herzl, Beer-Hofmann, Polgar, Buber, and others.
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Viennese-born author and translator Zohn (German, Brandeis U.) offers 16 essays exploring his Austrian-Jewish heritage and its perspectives on world literature and ideas, and 15 translations from the work of Stefan Zweig, Theodore Herzl, Alfred Polgar, Martin Buber, and others. He discusses such topics as the Jewish contribution to Fin-de-Siecle Vienna, the challenges of translating Herzl, and the Jewishness of Franz Kafka. Most of the pieces have been published over the years in various journals. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820425672
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Series: Austrian Culture Series
  • Pages: 276

Table of Contents

"Love with Detachment": A Personal Foreword 3
The Jewish Contribution to Fin-de-Siecle Vienna 11
The Burning Secret of Stephen Branch; or A Cautionary Tale About a Physician Who Could Not Heal Himself 27
The Herzl Diaries: A Self-Portrait of the Man and the Leader 43
Translating Theodor Herzl, the Father of Political Zionism and "Young Vienna" Writer 53
The Vitriolic Viennese: An Introduction to Karl Kraus 63
Trakl, Kraus, and the Brenner Circle 77
Three Austrian Aphorists: Kraus, Kuh, Canetti 89
Gustinus Ambrosi, the Sculptor, the Poet and the Man 101
The Wienerlied as the Psychograph of a Population 111
The Jewishness of Franz Kafka 119
Notes on a School Text and Related Matters: Werfel's Play Jacobowsky und der Oberst 129
Franz Theodor Csokor's "Allerseelenstuck" 3. November 1918 141
The Austro-American Jewish Poet Ernst Waldinger 153
Notes on a Schubertiade 169
Our First Half-Century 175
Raoul Auernheimer: Beard of the Prophet 189
Theodor Herzl: The Menorah 197
Theodor Herzl: The Bell on the Left 201
Theodor Herzl: July Sunday in the Prater 209
Theodor Herzl: Trudel's Tear 217
Peter Herz: The Cholent War 223
Richard Beer-Hofmann: Memorial Address on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 229
Stefan Zweig: In the Snow 237
Stefan Zweig: The Legend of the Third Dove 249
Stefan Zweig: The Tower of Babel 253
Stefan Zweig: Thanks to Books 259
Z. F. Finot: Purim in the Polish Ghetto 261
Z. F. Finot: Chess at Chanukah 267
Alfred Polgar: Theory of the Cafe Central 271
Martin Buber: Books and People 275
Acknowledgments 277
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