20th-century Austrian literature boasts many impressive writers: Schnitzler, Musil, Rilke, Kraus, Celan, Canetti, Bernhard, Jelinek. those and others characteristic in broader bills of German literature, however it is fascinating to work out how the Austrian literary scene -- and Austrian society itself -- formed their writing. This quantity hence surveys Austrian writers of drama, prose fiction, and lyric poetry; relates them to the detailed heritage of recent Austria, a democratic republic that used to be overtaken via civil battle and authoritarian rule, absorbed into Nazi Germany, and re-established as a impartial country; and examines their reaction to debatable occasions equivalent to the collusion with Nazism, the Waldheim affair, and the increase of Haider and the extraordinary correct. as well as confronting controversy within the family members among literature, heritage, and politics, the quantity examines pop culture according to present tendencies. individuals: Judith Beniston, Janet Stewart, Andrew Barker, Murray corridor, Anthony Bushell, Dagmar Lorenz, Juliane Vogel, Jonathan lengthy, Joseph McVeigh, Allyson Fiddler. Katrin Kohl is Lecturer in German and a Fellow of Jesus university, and Ritchie Robertson is Taylor Professor of German and a Fellow of The Queen's university, either on the college of Oxford.