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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