Durham University

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: German Studies

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Publication details for Professor Janet Stewart

2002 'The Written City. Literary Representations of Vienna at the Turn of the Centuries', in Grabovszki, Ernst & Hardin, James (eds.), Literature in Vienna at the Turn of the Centuries. Continuities and Discontinuities Around 1900 and 2000, Camden House, pp. 27-49

Author(s) from Durham


This book of new essays by widely-published scholars from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Austria examines the artistic, social, political, and historical continuities and discontinuities in Viennese literature during the periods around 1900 and 2000. It takes its impetus from the idea that both turns of the century are turning points in the development of Austrian literature and history. The essays show that in both periods literature not only reflects societal conditions and political issues, but also serves to criticize them.