Vol 18

Simon Collis Ryan, Gerhard Roth and the Graz Literary Revival: The Emergence of an Austrian Author

Dunedin 2003. ISBN 978-0-473-39443-1


A printed copy (NZ$ 27) may be obtained freom august.obermayer@otago.ac.nz

Table of Contents

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ORIGINS OF THE GRAZ PHENOMENON

1.0 INTRODUCTION: LITERARY-HISTORICAL ISSUES IN GRAZ

1.1 WEST GERMAN INFLUENCES ON THE PUBLICATION AND RECEPTION OF AUSTRIAN LITERATURE SINCE 1960

1.1.1 The Absence of a 'Kulturindustrie' in the Austrian Second Republic

1.1.2 The Climate of Critical Reception in the Federal Republic in the 1960s

1.1.3 Literary Group Formation in Western Germany

1.1.4 The Formalist/Realist Debate and 'experimentelle Literatur'

1.1.5 The Growth of Positivism in Literary Criticism

1.1.6 The Austrian Response

1.2 FROM VIENNA TO GRAZ: CULTURAL POLITICS IN THE SECOND REPUBIC

1.2.1 A Dangerous Cultural Vacuum

1.2.2 The Cultural Background in Graz

1.3 THE 'SOGENANNTE GRAZER GRUPPE': THE EMERGENCE OF A LITERARY-HISTORICAL PROFILE

1.3.1 'Forum Stadtpark' and manuskripte: the Organisational Basis of the 'Grazer Gruppe'

1.3.2 Early Group Activities at 'Forum Stadtpark': the 'Studio der Jungen'

1.3.3 The Initial Reception of 'Grazer Literatur' in West Germany

1.3.4 Inadequate Critical Definition of the 'Grazer Gruppe'

1.3.5 Clarification of the Group Concept: An 'Informal Group'

1.3.6 The Elements of an Adequate Group Definition

1.3.7 The Critical Breakthrough of the Graz Group

1.4 IS THERE A LITERATURE OF GRAZ?: THE AESTHETIC BASIS OF 'GRAZER LITERATUR'

1.4.1 Critical Approaches to 'Grazer Literatur'

1.4.1.1 Negative Characteristics: A Literature of Opposition

1.4.1.2 Experiment and Tradition: Positivist Critical Models

1.4.1.3 An Austrian Perspective on 'Grazer Literatur'

1.4.2 Linguistic Self-Consciousness: 'Grazer Literatur' and the Austrian Tradition of 'Sprachkritik'

1.4.2.1 The 'Grazer Gruppe' and Austrian Avant-Garde Ideas on Language

1.4.2.2 The Inheritance of the 'Wiener Gruppe': 'Sprachspiele' in Graz

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