The Vienna Coffeehouse Wits, 1890-1938

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Harold B. Segel
Purdue University Press, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 390 pages
Writing about the theater, the cabaret, fellow artists and feuds, politics and war, the eight artists assembled here represent the finest of the "small form," the sketches and essays fostered in the atmosphere of the Vienna coffeehouse to capture the fleeting impressions of a rapidly changing world. Above all, they are concerned with their world, Austria and particularly Vienna.
 

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Contents

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Page 2 - to which admission costs the small price of a cup of coffee. Upon payment of this mite, every guest can sit for hours on end, discuss, write, play cards, receive his
Page 2 - everything new. In order to understand this, it must be said that the Viennese coffeehouse is a particular institution which is not comparable to any other in the world. As a matter of fact, it is a sort of democratic dub to which admission costs the small price of a cup of coffee. Upon payment of this
Page 18 - in whom the specific Austrian culture, through a refinement of all artistic means, had for the first time found European expression.

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