Old ViennaBy Praymont
Next, also featuring on its cover the painting of Adele Bloch-Bauer, is Anne-Marie O'Connor's book about that portrait, The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. All Things Considered has a clip about this book.
Then there's Tim Bonyhady's book about his art-collecting, Viennese ancestors, Good Living Street: Portrait of a Patron Family, Vienna 1900, on the cover of which is Klimt's portrait of Hermine Gallia.
Guy Cunningham on the new English translation of Oliver Matuschek's biography of Stefan Zweig, and Miranda Seymour on the same bio in the Literary Review.
Anthony Heilbut reviews Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters (trans. & ed. by Michael Hofmann): 'If you want a high literary experience, to be rocked between emotional extremes by a writer with perfect pitch in any realm, you won’t do better than this collection of letters by an impoverished alcoholic, who died with two bedraggled suitcases to his name.' Daniel Johnson on the same collection in the Literary Review. From Stefany Anne Goldberg's review of Roth's letters: 'The fact that these people, like Zweig, continued their relationship with Roth, bearing the constant criticisms which came attired sometimes in white gloves, sometimes in vitriol, is both a testament to their devotion and to their position in Roth’s life as intimates he could keep at arm’s length.' Here's Philip Hensher's review; and Tess Lewis'; and Adam Kirsch's; and, finally, here's Michael Hofmann on his collection of Roth's letters: 'Still, I like the idea of a sort of accidental biography, told in the subject's own words, the sort of book that isn't nine parts starch, that is always medias in res, and that doesn't begin with a date of birth.'
'Fin de siècle Vienna was, in the words of Jewish satirist Karl Kraus, a “research laboratory for world destruction.” Viennese playwright Arthur Schnitzler agreed; his play, Professor Bernhardi, was one of the first plays in German to confront the rising tide of anti-Semitism in early 20th-century Central Europe.'
Albert Lichtblau on the Jewish population in Vienna (1848-1938): 'The tension specific to Vienna was not only characterised by a tradition of distance between the Jewish and non-Jewish population ... but also by ... economic as well as social and political crises. The short phase of relief for the Jewish population, as a result of the emancipation of 1867, was shattered by a massive economic crisis, which was followed by a fundamentally political one.'
Adele Bloch-Bauer from Sebastian Cosor on Vimeo.
These articles might interest you :
The aron quartett at the Austrian Cultural Forum. by Paul Pelkonen The aron quartett in concert: Ludwig Müller, Barna Kobori, Georg Hamann and Christophe... Read moreBy Superconductor
CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA
I have really dropped the ball on sharing my images from my 2010 summer backpacking around Europe, so I'm going to try to do it more often. I'll pick up right... Read moreBy Decorology
ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE, DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
Hi! I'm continuing my "Frolicking Jersey Shore" adventures from a few entries ago, so technically, this is "Frolicking Jersey Shore Part 2. Read moreBy Flyingox
CREATIVITY, CULTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY
TAKEAWAY: The 63rd World Newspaper Congress opens in Vienna today with seminars and discussions centered around the theme Taking Publishing to the Next Level.... Read moreBy Themarioblog
MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA, TECH
Last September about 20 of us went to Vienna for 3 nights, to celebrate our friend Jamie’s 30th birthday. Being his fathers homeland, we got to see some unspoil... Read moreBy Geekheartsaday
CREATIVITY, SELF EXPRESSION
TAKEAWAY: It is presentation day for me today at the WAN IFRA 63rd World Newspaper Congress. I moderate a panel on The Steps Towards a Successful Tablet... Read moreBy Themarioblog
MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA, TECH
Austrian veteran Jurgen ‘Tuna’ Melzer, won back to back titles the last two years and will hope to 3-peat this year, but he has a tough draw However, he’s not... Read moreBy Thetennistipster
MOST POPULAR FROM CULTURE
- Book Review of Graffiti by Levyingkishan
- Tattoo nation by Fsrcoin
- Rubbish That! by Ashleylister
- In conversation with J C Steel author of Cortii Series by Levyingkishan
MOST RECOMMENDED IN CULTURE
- Tree of Life paintings at Nectar Cafe by Artbycedar
- Meeting My Soulmate Online by Englishwifeindianlife
- Cover Girl Carly Moore wearing Louis Vuitton by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper’s BAZAAR by Benjaminkanarek
- I Can’t Write My Child’s Name by Englishwifeindianlife