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An Austrian Avant-Garde offers a critical survey of experimental writing from Austria that captures the tensions inherent in the history of the avant-garde. Starting with texts from the 1950s by the Vienna Group, the anthology offers a survey of the complex, contested landscape of post-1945 Austrian literature, with an emphasis on the work of women writers. The editors' preface and their introductions to individual texts offer contextualization and commentary that make the anthology accessible to a wide readership.
Edited by Sabine Zelger and Patrick Greaney. With texts by: Friedrich Achleitner, Ilse Aichinger, H.C. Artmann, Heimrad B cker, Konrad Bayer, Ann Cotten, Elfriede Gerstl, Elfriede Jelinek, Ilse Kilic, Margret Kreidl, Florjan Lipus, Friederike Mayr cker, Andreas Okopenko, Julian Palacz, Kathrin R ggla, Gerhard R hm, Lisa Spalt, and Herbert Wimmer.
PRAISE for An Austrian Avant-garde
"An Austrian Avant-garde profoundly expands our understanding of what experimental writing is and what it can do. This fantastic collection recalls to mind the premise of all radical avant-gardes--its utopian potential to bridge the distance between art and life. No one can read these writers and remain the same." - Fatima Naqvi, Yale University