Yosl Bergner
The Bride and the Butterfly Hunter, 1967





„One who knows the meaning of exile has also acquired some of life’s answers and even more of life’s 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.

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