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By Anna Catherine Souchuk

This dissertation explores the varied manifestations of position within the novels of
Josef Haslinger, Robert Menasse,and Elfriede Jelinek, 3 modern Austrian
authors. The examine specializes in the construction of inauthentic Austrian areas and the
segmentation of society into the disparate fields of privilege and drawback useful
for the development of facilities of tourism. This fragmentation of position posits an
inevitable fight among back and front areas, the result of that's frequently
violence or dying. additionally, the construction of tourist-places necessitates the gathering of
artifacts, moments, and personalities, that are culled from the prior and resurrected in
the current as inauthentic, albeit ecocnomic, place-identity.

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