Austriaca and Judaica: Essays and Translations / Edition 1

Austriaca and Judaica: Essays and Translations / Edition 1

by Harry Zohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820425672

ISBN-13: 9780820425672

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820425672
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
Austrian Culture Series, #15
Pages:
276

Table of Contents

"Love with Detachment": A Personal Foreword3
The Jewish Contribution to Fin-de-Siecle Vienna11
The Burning Secret of Stephen Branch; or A Cautionary Tale About a Physician Who Could Not Heal Himself27
The Herzl Diaries: A Self-Portrait of the Man and the Leader43
Translating Theodor Herzl, the Father of Political Zionism and "Young Vienna" Writer53
The Vitriolic Viennese: An Introduction to Karl Kraus63
Trakl, Kraus, and the Brenner Circle77
Three Austrian Aphorists: Kraus, Kuh, Canetti89
Gustinus Ambrosi, the Sculptor, the Poet and the Man101
The Wienerlied as the Psychograph of a Population111
The Jewishness of Franz Kafka119
Notes on a School Text and Related Matters: Werfel's Play Jacobowsky und der Oberst129
Franz Theodor Csokor's "Allerseelenstuck" 3. November 1918141
The Austro-American Jewish Poet Ernst Waldinger153
Notes on a Schubertiade169
Our First Half-Century175
Raoul Auernheimer: Beard of the Prophet189
Theodor Herzl: The Menorah197
Theodor Herzl: The Bell on the Left201
Theodor Herzl: July Sunday in the Prater209
Theodor Herzl: Trudel's Tear217
Peter Herz: The Cholent War223
Richard Beer-Hofmann: Memorial Address on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart229
Stefan Zweig: In the Snow237
Stefan Zweig: The Legend of the Third Dove249
Stefan Zweig: The Tower of Babel253
Stefan Zweig: Thanks to Books259
Z. F. Finot: Purim in the Polish Ghetto261
Z. F. Finot: Chess at Chanukah267
Alfred Polgar: Theory of the Cafe Central271
Martin Buber: Books and People275
Acknowledgments277

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