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Pages: 12 + cover
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Adalbert-Stifter-Straße, named after Adalbert Stifter (1805-1868), one of the most important writers of Austrian Biedermeier. In addition to his numerous stories he was editor of the anthology “Vienna and the Viennese”, and he painted city views of Vienna.

The turmoil of the revolutionary year of 1848 prompted Stifter, who was regarded as a supporter of the revolutionary movement and as the “most advanced liberal” and also served as an election man for the Frankfurt National Assembly, to leave Vienna and move to Linz. During the 1850s, he was instrumental in building the Upper Austrian Art Association and the founding of the Upper Austrian Provincial Gallery.

Stifter was considered an excessive eater and drinker, which can be considered as the cause of his health problems. His menu usually included six meals a day. The second breakfast could well consist of a schnitzel with potato salad. The lunch and dinner consisted of three courses. It is reported that once the appetizer consisted of six trout and the main course of a whole roasted duck. Lunch was followed by coffee and a snack was followed by dinner.

Plagued by the increasing symptoms of liver cirrhosis, on January 26, 1868, Stifter opened his carotid artery on the bedside with a razor. He died two days later. His suicide remained unmentioned in the death certificate, since suicides were not buried in “consecrated ground” at the time.  At the St. Barbara Cemetery in Linz, Adalbert Stifter found his final resting place.  


Two forced labor camps were located on Adalbert-Stifter-Straße in the years 1942-1945.


My motivation was low on April 30th 2017 when these were taken, so despite being a very long street, the Adalbert-Stifter-Straße zine is quite thin. Nevertheless I like the few photos I've taken.