Beyond words: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, searching for a new language. Cover Image

Par-delà les mots. Hugo von Hofmannsthal, du scepticisme linguistique à la recherche d’un nouveau langage : de la Lettre de Lord Chandos à Amour et Ps
Beyond words: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, searching for a new language.

Author(s): Jacques Le Rider
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: L'Orecchio di Van Gogh
Keywords: Hugo von Hofmannsthal; Fritz Mauthner; Grete Wiesenthal; linguistic; pantomime.

Summary/Abstract: After the Lettre de Lord Chandos, was Hofmannsthal going to join Fritz Mauthner’s « linguistic scepticism » ? It was the regeneration rather than deconstruction of literary language that he aspired to, aligning himself with non-verbal arts. His fascination with pantomime, prefiguring theatrical dance, led him to collaborate closely with Grete Wiesenthal. In Amour et Psyché, the co-ordination of expressive movements with a language beyond words attained perfection.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 39-58
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: French