Xenophobe's Guide to the Austrians

Xenophobe s Guide to the Austrians We cannot be movedThe Austrian needs lots of persuading to have his traditions tampered with in the name of modernization and efficiency He is attached to his sausage his insipid beer and the young

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  • Title: Xenophobe's Guide to the Austrians
  • Author: Louis James
  • ISBN: 9781902825182
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • We cannot be movedThe Austrian needs lots of persuading to have his traditions tampered with in the name of modernization and efficiency He is attached to his sausage, his insipid beer, and the young white wine that tastes so remarkably like iron filings He prefers the familiar, tried, and tested to the novelty, the latter almost certainly being an attempt by persons unkWe cannot be movedThe Austrian needs lots of persuading to have his traditions tampered with in the name of modernization and efficiency He is attached to his sausage, his insipid beer, and the young white wine that tastes so remarkably like iron filings He prefers the familiar, tried, and tested to the novelty, the latter almost certainly being an attempt by persons unknown to make money at his expense Kitschy, kitschy, kooHome life for the Austrians is a never ending quest for Gem tlichkeit or coziness, which is achieved by accumulating objects that run the gamut from the pleasingly aesthetic to the mind blowingly kitsch Austrian autonomyIn Austria detonating pretension is a national pastime It has to do with attitudes to power that date back to an absolutist form of government and with the self irony developed by people who were or thought they were talented than the authority to which they had to defer A grave issueThe paradoxical character of the Austrian mingles profoundly conservative attitudes with a flair for innovation and invention This creative tension usually takes the form of official obstructionism to good ideas, but sometimes the other way round For example, the population were outraged by Josef II s attempt to make them adopt reusable coffins with flaps on the underside for dropping out the corpses The Emperor was forced to retreat, grumbling as he did so about the people s wasteful attitude.

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    1. When I saw information on this series somewhere, I said that I wanted to read them all because (a) I love to travel and learn about other cultures and (b) they looked to be funny in a light-hearted way. Someone was kind enough to share this book with me when I was in Sweden this spring and a quick glance convinced me that the series was not how I had pictured it, so I set the book aside without reading it.Of course, I cannot leave a book unread upon my shelves, and it was a short little thing, s [...]

    2. Fantastic and a ~ FREEBIE ~ . Odd, however, that the ONLY links I can find online for "Plundertacshen" (supposed to be plum jam pastries) point to the text of THIS specific eBook. A quick read and very enjoyable, this volume has encouraged me to collect further titles from the series although I anticipate some shifts in style amongst the various participating authors.

    3. Was man schon immer über die Ösis wissen wollte, aber sich nicht zu fragen traut mit einem heftigen Augenzwinkern versehen ;)

    4. I’ve heard about Xenophobe’s Guide series before since one of the books was given to my colleague as a farewell present since she was moving to a different country. And just last week I got an opportunity to borrow one about Austrians, which, of course, is more interesting for me since I’m an expat living in Austria.You can read my full review here: notesofabookdragon/201

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