One who knows the meaning of exile has also acquired some
of lifes answers and even more of lifes questions. Among
the answers one finds the seemingly trivial realization that there
is no turning back, because returning to somewhere can never mean
the recovery of the lost time.
(Jean Amery: How much home does a person need?
In: Beyond Guilt and Atonement. An attempt by one who was overcome
to come to terms. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta 1977)
Austrian exile literature since 1933 deals with emigration
and exile in the 20th century - as one of the main life and writing
experiences of Austrian authors.
The goal of the project is to provide the Austrian and international
public with qualified material regarding this topic. Everyone from
all levels of education and of all ages who is interested is therefore
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in high school teaching, in cultural studies subjects at universities
(information for students in correspondence
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