By Dagmar C. G. Lorenz
This quantity of particularly commissioned essays takes a clean examine the Viennese Jewish dramatist and prose author Arthur Schnitzler. Fascinatingly, Schnitzler's efficient years spanned the ultimate section of the Habsburg monarchy, international warfare I, the 1st Austrian Republic, and the increase of nationwide Socialism, and he learned in advance of a lot of his contemporaries the risk that racist anti-Semitism posed to the then nearly whole assimilation of Austrian Jews. His writings additionally replicate the irresolvable clash among rising feminism and the relentless ''scientific'' discourse of misogyny, and he chronicles the cave in of conventional social constructions on the finish of the Habsburg monarchy and the struggles of the newly based republic. within the Nineteen Fifties Schnitzler's robust literary list assumed version personality for Viennese Jewish intellectuals born after the Shoah, and his portrayal of gender kinfolk and function expectancies and informal intercourse are obtained with an analogous fascination this day as they have been by means of the audiences of his personal time. Schnitzler continues to be a big determine in modern ecu tradition, as his works are nonetheless extensively learn, played, and tailored -- witness Stanley Kubrick's variation of Schnitzler's Traumnovelle because the 1999 movie Eyes large close. during this quantity a staff of overseas students explores Schnitzler's dramas and prose works from modern severe vantage issues, yet in the context of Austria's multicultural society at a time of exceptional swap. individuals: Gerd Schneider, Evelyn Deutsch-Schreiner, Elizabeth Loentz, Iris Bruce, Felix Tweraser, Elizabeth Ametsbichler, Hillary desire Herzog, Katherine Arens, John Neubauer, Imke Meyer, Susan C. Anderson, Eva Kuttenberg, and Matthias Konzett.Dagmar C. G. Lorenz is professor of German on the collage of Illinois-Chicago.
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THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXT OF SCHNITZLER’S REIGEN E 37 beleidigt kann der Schuldlose niemals werden. So kann durch den Antisemitismus der Jude geärgert, geschädigt und vernichtet werden — 16 aber beschimpft niemals. In order to escape from the personal vendettas Schnitzler withdrew the play from public showing, and with the exception of a few unauthorized performances, it was not offered until after the First World War. The Period after 1918: Berlin and Vienna The end of the First World War brought many changes, not only politically but also financially.
She shows that particularly in his “most prickly novellas,” Frau Berta Garlan (1901; Bertha Garlan, 1901), Dr. Gräsler, Badearzt (1917; Dr. Graesler, 1923), Frau Beate und ihr Sohn (1913; Beatrice, 1926), Der Mörder (1911; The Murderer, 1922), and Therese Schnitzler emerges as a writer with a much broader vision than he was often given credit for. ” Neubauer describes Schnitzler’s controversial novel, which has often been maligned for its alleged formlessness, as a deliberate work with a clear formal, ideological, and thematic structure, all of which are interrelated.
Dieses Gesindel . . ” Moreover, Reigen became a propaganda tool in order to attract people to the meetings of the National Socialists. The leaflet below, distributed by the Nazis in 1921, is interesting because it was directed to the workers and the proletariat. The place where the meeting was held was Haverlands Festsäle in the Neue Friedrichstraße, a section of Berlin located in a working-class neighborhood — the proletariat resided primarily in Berlin-Wedding. The leaflet addressed the women of the proletariat, contrasting their poor living conditions with those of the rich residing at the Kurfürstendamm: 42 E THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXT OF SCHNITZLER’S REIGEN Disclaimer: Some images in the printed version of this book are not available for inclusion in the eBook.