C1 Scientific book
Comical Modernity. Popular Humour and the Transformation of Urban Space in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna.

List of Authors: Hakkarainen Heidi
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-1-78920-273-1
eISBN: 978-1-78920-274-8


Though long associated with a small group of coffeehouse elites around the turn of the twentieth century, Viennese “modernist” culture had roots that reached much further back and beyond the rarefied sphere of high culture. In Comical Modernity, Heidi Hakkarainen looks at Vienna in the second half of the nineteenth century, a period of dramatic urban renewal during which the city’s rapidly changing face was a mainstay of humorous magazines, books, and other publications aimed at middle-class audiences. As she shows, humor provided a widely accessible means of negotiating an era of radical change

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