Edge of Irony
ISBN 9780226054421

Citation:

Perloff, Marjorie. Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016).

Contents:

List of Illustrations
Preface

Introduction: The Making of Austro-Modernism

1. The Mediated War
Karl Kraus’s The Last Days of Mankind

2. The Lost Hyphen
Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March

3. “The Subjunctive of Possibilities”
Robert Musil’s The Man without Qualities

4. Coming of Age in Kakania
Mother Tongue and Identity Theft in Canetti’s Autobiography

5. The Last Hapsburg Poet
Paul Celan’s Love Poetry and the Limits of Language

Coda: Becoming a “Different” Person
Wittgenstein’s “Gospels”

Notes
Index

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