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Books About Austria

There are many books about Austria that go unnoticed. The intention of this page is to provide a list of great books about Austria. Then there will be suggestions on where to find them. With the internet, there are so many sources for books at the tip of your fingers, there are no excuses for not finding a book you might want.

There are publishers of books in German. That might be a little bit much for you, but then who knows. Click HERE for publishers in the German Language.

Here is a list of books about Austria and Austrian subjects.

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German:

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Austrian Literature Online (Austrian works, mostly in German)

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Göttinger Digitalisierungs-Zentrum (German and some English etexts)

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MATEO (Mannheim texts online)

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Sophie (work by German-speaking women; at Emory)

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Projekt Gutenberg-DE (German texts; no direct relation to the US-based Project Gutenberg)

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Religio (Texts in German on religion)

Zeitschriften - Magazines in German
German-language magazines online. Links from your Guide.

Zeitungen - Newspapers in German
Deutschsprachige Zeitungen. Find and read German-language newspapers online.

Other Reading - German
German miscellaneous reading resources on and offline.

Austrian Literature Online (2,519 documents)
http://www.literature.at/webinterface/library

Austriaca

Schöne Literatur aus Österreich: Die 1000 wichtigsten Bücher

Brenner Archiv

Styriaca

Erlebnisraum Altes Buch

Tirolensia Latina

Forschungsliteratur

Tirolensien

Frauen in Bewegung (Ariadne/ÖNB)

Unterlagen der Kommission für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur

Kochbücher

Varia

Manuskripte

ÖNB-Erstausgaben

Periodica

ÖNB-Varia

Postkarten

 

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AUSTRIAN LITERATURE

Austria Kultur Online
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Literature Links.  Austrianet
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Österreichische National Bibliothek. National Library. On-line texts
 

Austrian Authors

Musil, Robert. An introduction.  The Man Without Qualities. Excerpts, search, life, diaries, works, essays.

Robert Musil. Musil Museum-Literatur-Museum, Klagenfurt

Stefan Zweig. Article, bibliography.

Stefan Zweig overview, biography (in German)
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Stefan Zweig Collection, New York
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Stefan Zweig page from Salzburg, Austria


 

German-language Literature Links
(Sites marked are also available in English)


Berliner Zimmer
Literary magazine (Berlin)

Börsenblatt
Web page on the German Book Market

Deutschland Radio
Reviews of new publications and interviews, plus audio samples

www.foreign-rights.at
Database maintained by the Austrian publishers' body "Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Buch- und Medienwirtschaft" offering foreign rights on books published in Austria

Gangway
Contemporary literature from Austria and Australia. Bilingual site

Literatur-Café
Online-literature forum

Literaturen
Online literary magazine: comprehensive and informative

Literaturhaus in Wien
Information on Austrian literature

Literaturwelt
Annotated list of approximately 500 links to sites on German literature compiled by Olliver Gassner

Litrix
Extracts and reviews of contemporary German-language literature in English and German

Lyrikline
Audioclips of poets reading from their own works

Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature
Famous for its bibliography, this center is in general dedicated to German studies

Mediantis
German online bookshop

Perlentaucher
Summaries of reviews of a comprehensive range of books

Schweizerischer Buchhändler- und Verleger-Verband
Web page on the Swiss Book Market

Showcase for New Books
A showcase of books recently published in the German language, selected by the Goethe-Institut New York, complete with reviews, background information and press releases.

Wespennest
Alternative literary site

Wortlaut
Literary magazine (Göttingen)

 

Here you will find a list of links providing additional information on subjects such as contemporary literature, the promotion of literature and the book trade in Austria.




Literary and cultural institutions


German Academy for Language and Literature, Darmstadt de

Key German institute for German language and literature with members from Germany and abroad.

www.deutscheakademie.de/

German Literary Foundation, Darmstadt de

Supports German-language authors and German-language literature projects.

www.deutscher-literaturfonds.de/

Berlin Literary Colloquium de

Key institute working to support authors and promote translation.

www.lcb.de

European Association of Translators, Straelen deen

The first international study centre for translators of fiction and non-fiction.

www.euk-straelen.de/

Berlin Literary WORKshop de

Organizes numerous international events featuring authors and translators.

www.literaturwerkstatt.org

literaturhäuser.net de

An umbrella organization for various big literary institutes in Germany and Austria.

www.literaturhaeuser.net/

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Review publications and literary magazines


Perlentaucher de

Provides daily reviews, a round up of the books pages of German daily newspapers and an extensive archive.

www.perlentaucher.de

Berlin Zimmer – The Virtual Salon deen

Provides an annotated list of links, as well as articles about German-language literature and literature on the web.

www.berlinerzimmer.de/willkommen_english.htm

Listen-Book Reviews de

Provides an overview of the latest publications on the German book market.

www.listen-rezensionen.de/

Literary Criticism de

A forum for reviews of German and world literature (Philipps-Universität Marburg).

www.literaturkritik.de

Literatures – The Magazine for Books and Literary Topics de

Interesting articles on topical themes. New reviews each month of books by authors from Germany and abroad.

www.literaturen-online.de/

Poetry line deenar

An audio library of poetry. At the click of a button you can listen to authors reading from their works.

www.lyrikline.org

Literary magazine satt.org de

Online magazine featuring reviews and articles on the latest German and international literature.

www.satt.org/literatur/index.html

wespennest - magazine of useful texts and literature de

Published quartely with texts by internationally renowned writers and interesting literary discoveries.

www.wespennest.at

Words Without Borders - The Online Magazine for International Literature en

www.wordswithoutborders.org

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Directories and research tools


Lyrikwelt de

Extensive internet portal on German literature featuring portraits of writers, reviews and specimen texts.

www.lyrikwelt.de

Carpe Literature Online de

Provides information about literature on the web.

www.carpe.com

The Futuristic Literary Salon deen

Provides an annotated list of links to literary projects and to literature online (Stuttgart City Library).

www.stuttgart.de/stadtbuecherei/englisch/

Addresses and Information about the Book and Media Business – Uschtrin Press de

Offers a comprehensive list of links.

www.uschtrin.de/ai.html

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Literary awards and prizes


Adalbert von Chamisso Award of the Robert Bosch Foundation de

An award made for outstanding literary achievements by authors writing in German whose native language is not German.

www.seminarlehrer.de/infos/litpreise/chamissopr.html

Georg Büchner Prize de

Lists every prize-winner since 1951 (German Academy for Language and Literature).

www.aski.org/institute/dasd.htm

Ingeborg Bachmann Prize / Klagenfurt Festival of German-Language Literature de

Provides video clips of the readings and debates (RealPlayer).

bachmannpreis.orf.at/

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade de

Lists every prize-winner since 1950 (Association of Geman Publishers and Booksellers).

www.tour-literatur.de/preise/friedenspreisbuchhandel.htm

German Prize for Literature for Young People de

Prize awarded by the Association for Literature for Young People.

www.jugendliteratur.org/start.cfm

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Literature festivals and book fairs


Frankfurt Book Fair deen

6th – 11th October 2004

www.buchmesse.de/en/portal.html

Leipzig Book Fair deen

25th – 28th March 2004

www.leipziger-messe.de/LeMMon/buch_web_eng.nsf/pages/buch-eng?OpenDocument

Berlin International Literary Festival deen

Festival with readings by authors from around the world.

www.literaturfestival.com/ilb_2003/index.html

lit.COLOGNE – International Literary Festival de

Festival with readings by authors from Germany and abroad. 17th – 21st March 2004

www.litcologne.de/

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Information on the German book market


 

 

Magazine for the German Book Trade de

Magazine serving the German book trade. The official publication of the Association for German Publishers and Booksellers.

www.mvb-boersenblatt.de

Book Report de

Magazine aimed at German-language publishers and booksellers. Features bestseller lists, a directory of publishers etc.

www.buchreport.de

Book Market de

Magazine aimed at German publishers and booksellers. Lists useful addresses and provides up-to-the-minute information about the German book trade.

www.buchmarkt.de

Goethe - Institut website on the book trade and publishers deen

Provides brief information and presents the developments in the German book market.

www.goethe.de/kug/mui/buv/thm/deindex.htm

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German literature abroad


The German Book Office New York en

Supplies American publishers with information about the latest German publications.

www.gbo.org

New Books in German (London) en

Twice-yearly English-language magazine providing reviews of new books by German-language authors.

www.new-books-in-german.com

German Book Centres Abroad deen

Overseas offices of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Offices in Bucharest, Peking, Moscow, Warsaw and New York.

www.buchmesse.de/de/internationale_aktivitaeten/bmf_offices/tlp.html

Qantara.de deenar

Internet portal, concerted effort of several German Institutions to promote dialogue with the Islamic world.

qantara.de/de

Goethe - Institut theatre library deen

Provides information on new plays in German and many translations which may be ordered by e-mail.

www.goethe.de/kug/prj/tbi/deindex.htm

Goethe - Institut literature pages deen

Provides information on current issues and events in the field of German literature.

www.goethe.de/kug/kue/lit/akt/deindex.htm

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Literature and translation promotion programmes


Goethe-Institut deen

Supports the translation of books by German authors into other languages.

www.goethe.de/uun/ang/ueb/uea/ein/enindex.htm

Pro Helvetia deen

Swiss cultural foundation. Supports the translation of books by Swiss authors into other languages.

www.pro-helvetia.ch

Austrian Federal Chancellery, Department for Art and Culture de

Supports the translation of Austrian authors into other languages.

www.art.austria.gv.at/

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German-language Literature Links
(Sites marked are also available in English)


Berliner Zimmer
Literary magazine (Berlin)

Börsenblatt
Web page on the German Book Market

Deutschland Radio
Reviews of new publications and interviews, plus audio samples

www.foreign-rights.at
Database maintained by the Austrian publishers' body "Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Buch- und Medienwirtschaft" offering foreign rights on books published in Austria

Gangway
Contemporary literature from Austria and Australia. Bilingual site

Literatur-Café
Online-literature forum

Literaturen
Online literary magazine: comprehensive and informative

Literaturhaus in Wien
Information on Austrian literature

Literaturwelt
Annotated list of approximately 500 links to sites on German literature compiled by Olliver Gassner

Litrix
Extracts and reviews of contemporary German-language literature in English and German

Lyrikline
Audioclips of poets reading from their own works

Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature
Famous for its bibliography, this center is in general dedicated to German studies

Mediantis
German online bookshop

Perlentaucher
Summaries of reviews of a comprehensive range of books

Schweizerischer Buchhändler- und Verleger-Verband
Web page on the Swiss Book Market

Showcase for New Books
A showcase of books recently published in the German language, selected by the Goethe-Institut New York, complete with reviews, background information and press releases.

Wespennest
Alternative literary site

Wortlaut
Literary magazine (Göttingen)

 

Where to find the book you want.

The best way to obtain a book to read is through the library in your town. Admittedly the computer card catalog might present a barrier to access for some users. But you are here on the computer. Chances are, that is not you. But if you do have a problem finding a book in your library, then ask a librarian. They are pleased to offer help in finding items in their library for you. The card catalog for your local library might also be online.

If you can not find what you want at your local library, ask your reference librarian about inter library loan. Many county libraries and even state libraries can access books from nearby libraries. They don't even charge you postage. Check into this. You might not have to buy the book you want to read. Red MORE about inter library loan. When you get to the Google search box, enter the name of your city and state to get nearby locations.

The Library of Congress in DC has most books. If you want to search for appropriate books, that card catalog might be a good place to start. Then if you know what you want, you are more apt to find it quickly. Also if you happen to be in Washington DC you can fill out a call slip at the LOC and someone will go looking for the book for you. No charge beyond taxes. Click HERE to be connected to the Library of Congress data base for a search.

There are books online available for a free download. The Gutenberg Project has an index. Click HERE to see it. Here is a sample.

About Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts).

Project Gutenberg is the brainchild of Michael Hart, who in 1971 decided that it would be a really good idea if lots of famous and important texts were freely available to everyone in the world. Since then, he has been joined by hundreds of volunteers who share his vision.
Now, more than thirty years later, Project Gutenberg has the following figures (as of November 8th 2002): 203 New eBooks released during October 2002, 1975 New eBooks produced in 2002 (they were 1240 in 2001) for a total of 6267 Total Project Gutenberg eBooks. 119 eBooks have been posted so far by Project Gutenberg of Australia.

Click here for the full PG story and here for the latest News, and learn about the Stockholm Challenge Award recently won by Project Gutenberg in the category "Culture".

Other books can be read online. Click HERE to see what is available.

Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature

This page lists Internet sources for literary texts in the western European languages other than English. Translations are mentioned only when they are included in collections of original language texts, or when they are themselves of interest. Collections are listed more or less in order of size; individual authors are listed alphabetically. EuRoDocs lists many historical and social science texts in western European languages.

There are eBooks for downloading. Click HERE to see what is available.

Questia.com is a great resource for obtaining books online.

Welcome to Questia - The Online Library

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-Now with over 48,000 books and 390,000 journal, magazine, and newspaper articles - see the newest titles in our online library

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Questia Makes Paper Writing Easy

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-Create footnotes and bibliographies automatically

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-Organize your work with the highlighter and project folders

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-24x7 access, every title is always available - the library is never closed

 

There are many places to buy books. If you are looking for a used or new copy, try Amazon.com. Click HERE.

Here is a list of other locations on the internet where you can search for the book you seek.

Best Book Search ABE Books
Used Book Search
Amazon New Books
Harvest Books
Bibliocity.com
Publishers Weekly
Bookwire
Bookreporter

Colleges across the USA have indexes of various sorts to help students. Here are a few of these indexes of French subject books. Click HERE to see what is available.

German Literature

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LitLinks Links zu Online-Texten der deutschen und ins Deutsche übersetzten Literatur gesammelt von Helmut Schulze is a comprehensive listing of German texts arranged by author.

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Literatur im Netz and Literaturwelt have descriptive entries for contemporary literature published on the Web and for literary journals on the Web.

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Classici Stranieri includes many German e-books formatted to be read with Microsoft Reader (.lit).

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Erlanger Liste-Digitale Texte provides an overview of German and some other text collections in the Internet, including some searchable collections that are not set up for reading and so do not appear in author lists.

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Retrospektive Digitalisierung wissenschaftlicher Rezensionsorgane und Literaturzeitschriften des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts aus dem deutschen Sprachraum
Collection of 18th and 19th century journals with many literary contributions. Use the search form to find authors and works.

 

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