Vienna: A Traveler's Literary Companion

Overview

Vienna is a city with a storied past - and the stories in this collection give life and breath to that past. As might be expected from fictions about a city that was once home to Sigmund Freud, there is soul searching here, along with a wide range of insights into the human condition. There is humor too, exemplified in the first story, in which a sincere but ill-informed tour guide (mis)leads tourists around Vienna from morning to night. Although the stories are grouped by the city's neighborhoods, you will ...
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Overview

Vienna is a city with a storied past - and the stories in this collection give life and breath to that past. As might be expected from fictions about a city that was once home to Sigmund Freud, there is soul searching here, along with a wide range of insights into the human condition. There is humor too, exemplified in the first story, in which a sincere but ill-informed tour guide (mis)leads tourists around Vienna from morning to night. Although the stories are grouped by the city's neighborhoods, you will surely want to trespass these boundaries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883513108
  • Publisher: Whereabouts Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Series: Traveler's Literary Companions
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 949,492
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Donald G. Daviau Daviau, Donald G.

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Tour of Vienna

Sightseeing in an Old City Ingeborg Bachmann Bachmann, Ingeborg 1

Ringstrasse-Karntnerstrasse

Visit to Vienna Erich Wolfgang Skwara Skwara, Erich Wolfgang 8

Vienna Suburbs

The Death of a Bachelor Arthur Schnitzler Schnitzler, Arthur 15

Beware of Pity Stefan Zweig Zweig, Stefan 31

The Lovers Elfriede Jelinek Jelinek, Elfriede 57

The Convent School Barbara Frischmuth Frischmuth, Barbara 65

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse, Gentzgasse

Woodcutters Thomas Bernhard Bernhard, Thomas 72

Grinzing

The Great Heat Wave Jorg Mauthe Mauthe, Jorg 101

Kahlenberg-Leopoldsberg

The Curse II Rose Auslander Auslander, Rose 114

Amusement Park

A Hunger Artist Franz Kafka Kafka, Franz 127

Inner City

The Man Without Qualities Robert Musil Musil, Robert 141

The Red Cock Elias Canetti Canetti, Elias 166

Negatives of My Father Peter Henisch Henisch, Peter 179

The Strudelhof Steps

The Strudlhof Steps Heimito von Doderer von Doderer, Heimito 200

Naschmarkt-Schubert House

Vienna Passion Lilian Faschinger Faschinger, Lilian 211

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