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Vienna Voices: A Traveler Listens to the City of Dreams (Writing Travel) [Paperback]

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Description A work of creative nonfi ction, VIENNA VOICES: A TRAVELER LISTENS TO THE CITY OF DREAMS offers a nuanced portrait of the enigmatic "City of Dreams," whose intellectual and artistic culture reached its height at the end of the nineteenth century, only to be eclipsed in the twentieth by the collapse of the Habsburg empire and the rise of National Socialism. Inspired by Jill Knight Weinberger's twenty-year acquaintance with the city and the story of her husband's family, who as Viennese Jews were forced to fl ee in 1938, the book portrays two spheres of acquaintance with Vienna. There is the city of legendary charm and reverence for the arts, the city of Mozart, Schubert, Klimt and Freud; there is also its darker character, hedonistic and intolerant. Weinberger family history, historical anecdote, and personal observation are woven into a segmented structure that allows the reader to discover Vienna much as Weinberger did, in a juxtaposition of "voices" heard in the city's poetry, everyday language, history books, period documents, and as recalled by its citizens, past and present. About the Author Jill Knight Weinberger (PhD, University of Connecticut) is an Associate Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in creative writing and American literature. Her travel writing has appeared frequently in the New York Times, Boston Sunday Globe, and Los Angeles Times. In 2000, the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation recognized her writing with a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism. Series: Writing Travel Edited by Jeanne Moskal

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Pages   264
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.35" Width: 5.43" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   0.79 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 19, 2006
Publisher   Parlor Press
ISBN  1932559892  
ISBN13  9781932559897  

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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Ethnic & National > Irish
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Travel
3Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Austria
4Books > Subjects > History > Europe > England > General
5Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Hungary
6Books > Subjects > History > World > General
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Haunting  May 26, 2008
This is a beautifully and sensitively written collection of personal impressions of Vienna intertwined with flashbacks of personal history of a Viennese Jewish family in the years before and after the Anschluss.
A very delicate treatment of a highly emotional topic.
From a former student's vantage...  May 16, 2006
Weinberger's glimpse into Vienna's rich cultural and historical life serves as a launching point for researching her in-laws' past. Though well-off and industrious throughout the late thirties, the onset of World War II forced them to flee, uprooting their lives and sense of identity like thousands of other Jews in the city.

Weinberger's smooth writing style makes it easy to envision sitting in one of the city's countless coffeehouses on a mild spring day. Yet simultaneously, it is impossible to ignore its undercurrent of war-related anxiety, a constant reminder that a war continues to ravage its victims' lives long after its end.

Although Weinberger's work might be classified as travel writing by some, she encompasses aspects of many other genres -- history, memoir, nonfiction, humor -- creating a memorable read.


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