Editor's Statement, 1968

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Editor's Note

Modern Austrian Literature, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring, 1968): 55

In a sense, Modern Austrian Literature represents a heart-transplant operation. The body of this publication is new, but its spirit and essence remains that of the Journal of the International Arthur Schnitzler Research Association. We therefore recognize once again the arduous efforts of the founders of the organization, and particularly its president, Robert O. Weiss. No small recognition is due he early supporters of the organization and its Journal, for both the readers as well as the contributors made possible its metamorphosis.

Our truly heartfelt gratitude goes to the State University of New York at Binghamton for its generous financial assistance, and in particular, we acknowledge the personal effors of President Bruce Dearing, Vice-President S. Stuart Gordon, and Professor Al Brooks, Director of Austrian Studies.

Professor Jerry Caplan, whose art work is well known to the Pittsburgh community, designed the present cover for Modern Austrian Literature, and Dr. Gottfried Heindl and his staff at the Austrian Institute in New York City have been helpful in making cultural news available to us.

We welcome articles and essays on all aspects of Austrian literature and culture, and we admittedly intend to interpret the epighet "modern' quite freely. Articles and essays not previously accepted according to procedures governing the Journal of the IASRA will be submitted to readers from the newly established Editorial Committee for evaluation and judgment regarding their appropriateness for publication in modern Austrian Literature. We particularly wish to invite your reactions and criticism to papers which do appear in Modern Austrian Literature, and we are prepared to publish these in a separate column soon to be esablished.

(=Vincent LoCicero, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA)

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