Vienna meets Berlin: Cultural Interaction 1918-1933

Vienna meets Berlin: Cultural Interaction 1918-1933

by John Warren, Ulrike Zitzlsperger
     
 

The volume is based on papers given at the London Symposium ‘Vienna Meets Berlin: Culture in the Metropolis Between the Wars’ which took place at the Institute of Germanic Studies in December 2001.
The book surveys the cultural links between Vienna and Berlin with a focus on the inter-war years and some post-1945 continuities. It includes a

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Overview

The volume is based on papers given at the London Symposium ‘Vienna Meets Berlin: Culture in the Metropolis Between the Wars’ which took place at the Institute of Germanic Studies in December 2001.
The book surveys the cultural links between Vienna and Berlin with a focus on the inter-war years and some post-1945 continuities. It includes a centenary tribute to Ödön von Horváth and contributions on theatre, film, journalism (the feuilleton in particular), literature, music and socio-political issues. Together, the studies can be read as a narrative of interaction between the two capital cities. The industrial and modern Berlin of the 1920s proves an irresistible magnet for many Viennese, whose letters and journalism time and again reflect on the differences between the cities. The year 1933 marks the political cut-off point, when in many cases exile becomes the predominant theme.

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«... this is a volume that should prove useful to anyone with a broad interest in the period as well as to scholars of the individual names and subjects covered in the essays.» (Jon Hughes, Modern Language Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783039118533
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/03/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Editors: John Warren studied German and French at the University of Bristol (B.A. 1962, M.Litt.). He was Head of German and Austrian Studies at Oxford Brookes University and has published on aspects of Weimar culture between the wars and contributed to and edited symposium papers on Max Reinhardt, the Biedermeier, and culture and politics in Austria in the 1930s.
Ulrike Zitzlsperger studied German and Comparative Religion at the Maximilian University, Regensburg and at the Free University, Berlin (M.A. 1989, Ph.D. 2001). She is Senior Lecturer in German at Exeter University. Her main research publications are on Berlin between the wars and after 1989 and pamphlets of the early modern period.

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