Elisabeth Reichart (1440 words)

Linda C. DeMeritt (Allegheny College)
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The works of Elisabeth Reichart are marked by the urgency of their attempt to delve beyond the surface and reveal a hidden and unwelcome condition or reality. In an interview from 1997, the author responds to a question about what unites her diverse literary oeuvre with the words: “All of my writing attempts to confront taboos or silence. The constant in my work is a concern with people who, as Austrians, know German or Austrian, but who are nonetheless without a language for the critical issues in their lives.” (Karl Müller, “Gespräch mit Elisabeth Reichart”, Deutsche Bücher 1997.2: 89) Since her literary debut in 1984, Reichart has written six novels, a dramatic monologue, and a …

Citation: DeMeritt, Linda C.. "Elisabeth Reichart". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 September 2007 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5431, accessed 16 August 2022.]

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