This is the first comprehensive study of the Austrian author, Marie-Thérèse Kerschbaumer (b. 1936). It is at once a broad introduction as well as a metahistorical analysis of her major prose works. Using some of the ideas in Hayden White’s
Metahistory as a springboard, individual chapters discuss Kerschbaumer’s inclusion of history in each of her fictional works. Kerschbaumer’s œuvre is integral to studies in contemporary Austrian literature and German literature by women writers.