Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Austrian Culture Perverted?

Stuart Jeffries very sensibly says "no" in this Guardian article in response to the Amstetten case. An interesting take on Austrian cultural history, from Freud and Musil to The Sound of Music.

Incidentally, if you're interested in contemporary Austrian fiction, you'd do well to get hold of Beneath Black Stars, a compilation edited by Martin Chalmers. Published in 2002, it doesn't contain today's rising young stars, but it might show you a side of Austria beyond basements, Nazis and singing nuns.

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