Apr 20, 2021
Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the Austrian Idea: Selected Essays and Addresses, 1906-1927
Posted by David S. Luft Hugo von Hofmannsthal David Luft

The Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal 1874 1929 was one of the great modernists in the German language, but his importance as a major intellectual of the early twentieth century has not received adequate attention in the English speaking world One distinguished literary scholar of his generation called Hofmannsthal a spiritual moral authority of a kind German cultThe Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal 1874 1929 was one of the great modernists in the German language, but his importance as a major intellectual of the early twentieth century has not received adequate attention in the English speaking world One distinguished literary scholar of his generation called Hofmannsthal a spiritual moral authority of a kind German culture had only rarely produced This volume provides translations of essays that deal with the Austrian idea and with the distinctive position of German speaking Austrians between German nationalism and peoples to the East, whether in the Habsburg Monarchy or beyond it, as well as essays that locate Hofmannsthal s thinking about Austria in relation to the broader situation of German and European culture It is the true accomplishment of this translation that Hofmannsthal s language, recreated in a clear and elegant English, regains its melody of an earlier time If there ever was a captivating documentation of the European potential of Austria beyond the stereotypes of Vienna at 1900, it has been brought together in this volume of essays that responded to the tragic challenges of World War I in a constructive way Frank Trommler, University of Pennsylvania

  • Title: Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the Austrian Idea: Selected Essays and Addresses, 1906-1927
  • Author: David S. Luft Hugo von Hofmannsthal David Luft
  • ISBN: 9781557535900
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the Austrian Idea Selected Essays and Addresses The Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal was one of the great modernists in the German language but his importance as a major intellectual of the early twentieth century has not received a


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