Marjorie Perloff Looks Back at Austrian Literature’s Nostalgia for the Imperial Past

The 1920s in Vienna was a time of despair and confusion in a world of lost empire, political upheaval and the trauma of war. Despite the progressive politics for the working class, cultural critic Marjorie Perloff reads the era as a time of crisis, of a disoriented national identity and a foreshadowing of the war […]
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