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Format 200x260 Hardcover
EUR 24,90 / sFr 35,90
published in Juni 2011
The artist colony Neumarkt an der Raab
Why is this village in Burgenland so special? Well, there’s lots of reasons: Peter Handke developed the concept for his famous novel “Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter” in Neumarkt, just as Peter Turrini and Wilhelm Pevny wrote large parts of their “Alpensaga” here. We can find H.C. Artmann, Gerhard Roth, Friederike Mayröcker, Otto Breicha, Martin Kippenberger, Walter Pichler and many other exceptional personalities on this little village’s guest list.
They have worked, celebrated parties, fought, and gotten drunk in Neumarkt. Petra Schmögner and Peter Vukics explored, followed leads and collected everything they could find on the artist colony in order to tell us about it from the main protagonists’ point of view.
Petra Werkovits (former Schmögner), born 1971 in Southern Burgenland, grew up near and around the artist colony Neumarkt an der Raab, which she has been running since 2008. As librarian and cultural manager, she is mainly responsible for literary and artistic educational programs. Petra Schmögner lives in Vienna and Neumarkt an der Raab.
Peter Vukics, born 1966 in Vienna, works as a journalist in Vienna and Aachen.