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Ruckkehr nach Wien

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Born in Vienna in 1911 into a prosperous Jewish family the journalist, novelist and woman of letters Hilde Spiel started a new life in London in 1936. Ten years later she returned to Vienna as war correspondent of the the New Statesman with the stated intention to 'compare my present life with my past, test my loyalty, and subject my powers of emotion to an experiment'. The resultant English diary and travel notes written on her return to England after a 3-month stay were not translated into German until the late 1960s. Having been substantiallyedited and expanded it was published in 1968 under the title Rückkehr nach Wien (Return to Vienna). The report, according to one review, was a 'self-examination as well as an examination of a city, a mixture of personal and historical snapshots. All written in the crystal-clear, straightforward style of poetical and analytical precision already so typical of Spiel.' This madern reprint has a foreword by Daniela Strigl.

Item details

Author(s):
Spiel, Hilde
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9783852861777
Number of pages:
138

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Born in Vienna in 1911 into a prosperous Jewish family the journalist, novelist and woman of letters Hilde Spiel started a new life in London in 1936. Ten years later she returned to Vienna as war correspondent of the the New Statesman with the stated intention to 'compare my present life with my past, test my loyalty, and subject my powers of emotion to an experiment'. The resultant English diary and travel notes written on her return to England after a 3-month stay were not translated into German until the late 1960s. Having been substantiallyedited and expanded it was published in 1968 under the title Rückkehr nach Wien (Return to Vienna). The report, according to one review, was a 'self-examination as well as an examination of a city, a mixture of personal and historical snapshots. All written in the crystal-clear, straightforward style of poetical and analytical precision already so typical of Spiel.' This madern reprint has a foreword by Daniela Strigl.

Author(s):
Spiel, Hilde
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9783852861777
Number of pages:
138

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