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Summer 2021

Marjorie Perloff – An Alternative Language of Modernism

From The Vienna Paradox to The Edge of Irony, the distinguished literary critic and professor emerita examines the seminal literature and thought of Austria’s interwar period.

Paul Pizzera’s 5 Quirks of the German Language

The cabaret performer writes the music and lyrics for Pizzera & Jaus. He spoke to Metropole about black humor and the benefits of therapy – he also told a few dirty jokes.

A Life in Languages – Vienna’s Many Voices

From Czech to Turkish, a Babel of languages is heard alongside German on Vienna’s streets. With 42% having roots abroad and English in all schools, multilingualism is (again) the norm.

Summer 2021 | Let’s Talk!

In our 43rd issue we take a look at how language shapes who we are and how we are together. We focus on multilingualism, learning German and politica...

What Learning German Is Really Like

No German learning experience is the same. Becoming Viennese means learning to understand everything from “Schau ma mal” to “Strudel mit Schlag”

How the EU Got Its COVID Vaccine Program Back on Track

Just three months after January’s low point, the European Union’s vaccination effort has rebounded, predicting 70% of adults protected by mid-July.

The Art of Interpretation

Invisible, unseen, discreet: Professional interpreters bridge gaps and facilitate communication, and in Vienna, their work is often at the heart of the matter.

Capital Offense

When it comes to the supposed inferiority of Austria’s provinces, the Viennese don’t mince words – but being a provincial in the big city also has its advantages.
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