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Red Vienna, white socialism, and the blues : Ann Tizia Leitich's America

Title
Red Vienna, white socialism, and the blues : Ann Tizia Leitich's America / Rob McFarland.
ISBN
9781571139368
1571139362
Publication
Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2015.
Copyright Notice Date
©2015
Physical Description
214 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
"After the First World War, Vienna was overrun by jazz, Hollywood movies, and Fordism; its citizens were both fascinated and appalled by the waves of American ideas and products. To make sense of things, readers turned to Ann Tizia Leitich, New York-based correspondent for Vienna's Neue Freie Presse. Chronicling Leitich's rise as a journalist, cultural historian, and novelist and providing close readings of her writings about America, this book reveals Leitich as an important cultural mediator between Austria and America"--Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
December 09, 2015
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: Amerika in Wien
Ancient people on new ground : European culture meets American civilization
New movies and neue Menschen : from Red Vienna to "Anatol on the Missouri"
Stefan Zweig's "Giant wave of uniformity" : colonization, class, and the polemics of American mass culture
Babbitt's wives and lovers : white socialism, gender, and the poetry of the machine
Hymns to Chicago : progress, myth, and the music of the metropolis
The Danube blues : from American mass culture to Austrian culture for the masses
Epilogue: Delightful facts and convenient fictions : reconsidering Ann Tizia Leitich's Austria in the context of her American writings
Chronology
Ann Tizia Leitich : a selected bibliography.
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