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New Book on the Viennese Café

26 March 2013

New Book on the Viennese Café

Simon Shaw-Miller's new joint-edited book The Viennese Café and Fin-de-Siècle Culture has recently been published.

The Viennese café was a key site of urban modernity around 1900. In the rapidly growing city it functioned simultaneously as home and workplace, affording opportunities for both leisure and intellectual exchange. This volume explores the nature and function of the coffeehouse in the social, cultural and political world of fin-de-siècle Vienna. Just as the café served as a creative meeting place within the city, so this volume initiates conversations between different disciplines focusing on Vienna 1900. Contributions are drawn from the fields of social and cultural history, literary studies, Jewish studies and art, and architectural and design history. A fresh perspective is also provided by a selection of comparative articles exploring coffeehouse culture elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

 

 Full details: Charlotte Ashby, Tag Gronberg and Simon Shaw-Miller (eds.), The Viennese Café and Fin-de-Siècle Culture (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2013)

 

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