PETER ALTENBERG - 1859 - 1919
How I Became A Writer
An essay from Altenberg which begins: "...I was sitting in Cafe Central, Vienna, Herrengasse, in a room with golden embossed English wallpaper. "
Essayist whose work is included in
The Vienna Coffeehouse Wits 1890 - 1938
See especially pages 109-122. A significant selection of his marvelous short writings follows the biograhical sketch.
My Philosophy Page
Webster U. Philosophy Department