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Young Vienna (Jung-Wien) was a society of fin de siècle writers who met in Vienna's Café Griensteidl and other nearby coffeehouses from 1890 until 1897. Their work is often broadly categorized as "Viennese coffeehouse literature" or as part of a larger Wiener Moderne movement that affected many disciplines. Fin de siècle is French for end of the century. The term turn-of-the-century is sometimes used as a synonym, but is more neutral (lacking some or most of the connotations described below), and can include the first years of a new century. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Looshaus in Vienna, constructed by Adolf Loos, 1909 Cashiers Hall of the Postal Savings Bank Postsparkasse in Vienna, designed by Otto Wagner, 1906 Portrait der Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt, 1907 The Wiener Moderne () or Viennese Modern Age is a term describing the culture of Vienna in the...


The group turned away from the prevailing Naturalism of the time and experimented with various facets of Modernism, including Symbolism and Impressionism. Members were known for their indolence and decadence, traits satirized by Karl Kraus in his 1897 essay Die demolirte Literatur (Demolished Literature). Naturalism is a movement in theater, film, and literature that seeks to replicate a believable everyday reality, as opposed to such movements as Romanticism or Surrealism, in which subjects may receive highly symbolic, idealistic, or even supernatural treatment. ... Modernism is a trend of thought that affirms the power of human beings to make, improve, deconstruct and reshape their built and designed environment, with the aid of scientific knowledge, technology and practical experimentation, thus in its essence both progressive and optimistic. ... Headline text Influenced by the Impressionist art movement, many writers adopted a style that relied on associations. ... Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 - June 12, 1936) was an eminent Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, and poet. ...


Hermann Bahr was considered the group's spokesman. Other members included Arthur Schnitzler, Felix Dörmann, Peter Altenberg, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Felix Salten, Raoul Auernheimer, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Stefan Zweig, and, though he would later distance himself from the group, Karl Kraus. Hermann Bahr (1904 by Emil Orlik) Hermann Bahr (July 19, 1863 - January 15, 1934) was an Austrian writer, playwright, director, and critic. ... Arthur Schnitzler Arthur Schnitzler (May 15, 1862 - October 21, 1931) was an Austrian writer and doctor. ... Peter Altenberg (1859 - 1919) was a writer and poet from Vienna, Austria. ... Richard Beer Hofmann (born 11 July 1866 in Vienna — died 26 September 1945 in New York) was an Austrian dramatist and poet. ... Felix Salten (September 6, 1869 – October 8, 1945) was an Austrian writer. ... Raoul Auernheimer (April 15, 1876 in Vienna - January 6, 1948 in Oakland, California) was an Austrian jurist and writer. ... Hugo von Hofmannsthal Hugo von Hofmannsthal (February 1, 1874 – July 15, 1929), was an Austrian novelist, librettist, poet, dramatist, narrator, and essayist. ... Stefan Zweig (November 28, 1881 – February 22, 1942) was an Austrian writer. ... Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 - June 12, 1936) was an eminent Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, and poet. ...


Though little work was accomplished at the café, the writers exchanged manuscripts, criticism, and often mistresses.


The group dissolved on January 20, 1897, a day before Café Griensteidl was to be demolished. According to Schnitzler's diary, Felix Salten, angry with a negative review Kraus had given him, attacked the young journalist in the café. Many of the members continued to meet at the nearby Café Central. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Felix Salten (September 6, 1869 – October 8, 1945) was an Austrian writer. ...


External links

  • German-language article in the Österreich Lexicon
  • Footnote mentioning the closing of Café Griensteidl
  • Literary Encyclopedia article on Karl Kraus

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Young Vienna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (227 words)
Young Vienna (Junges Wien) was a society of fin de siècle writers who met in Vienna's Café Griensteidl and other nearby coffeehouses from 1890 until 1897.
The group dissolved on January 20, 1897, a day before Café Griensteidl was to be demolished.
According to Schnitzler's diary, Felix Salten, angry with a negative review Kraus had given him, attacked the young journalist in the café.
washingtonpost.com: Holgate Young, 80; Union, Labor Department Official (350 words)
Young was associated with labor unions for more than four decades, beginning in the mid-1940s when he joined a local union of the United Auto Workers.
Young, who was a graduate of Northwestern University and a World War II Navy veteran, served as financial secretary of his local union, ran classes for union activists and operated a daily radio program during a two-month strike in 1952.
Young, who retired from the Labor Department in 1990, was active in the Bannockburn community in Bethesda, where he lived for a number of years.
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