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Austrian literature

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📚Thomas Bernhard, Austria's great literary curmudgeon | Book Review: Thomas Bernhard - Woodcutters

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Crowbarring Austrian literature into a blow job joke.

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Nobel Prizes In Literature Awarded To Austria's Peter Handke And Poland's Olga Tokarczuk | TIME

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Austrian author wins Nobel prize for literature

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Distinguished Austrian author Robert Menasse | DW English

Austrian literature is the literature written in Austria, which is mostly, but not exclusively, written in the German language. Some scholars speak about Austrian literature in a strict sense from the year 1806 on when Francis II disbanded the Holy Roman Empire and established the Austrian Empire. A more liberal definition incorporates all the literary works written on the territory of today's and historical Austria, especially when it comes to authors who wrote in German. Thus, the seven volume history of Austrian literature by the editors Herbert Zeman and Fritz Peter Knapp is titled History of the Literature in Austria. The Austrian literature must be considered in close connection with German literature in general, and the borderline between proper German literature and the Austrian one is porous, due to rich and complex cultural exchanges.
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