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Látlelet a Monarchiáról
Medical Report of the Monarchy

Arthur Schnitzler

Author(s): Magdolna Orosz
Subject(s): Cultural history, Ethnohistory, Political history, History of Judaism, Austrian Literature, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: Vienna Modernism; turn of the century–Vienna; „Habsburg myth”; language crisis; experimental narration; Arthur Schnitzler;
Summary/Abstract: Arthur Schnitzler was one of the most prominent representants of the so-called „Jung Wien”, i.e. the group of Vienna intellectuals, writers and artists around 1900. His dramatical and narrative works demonstrate characteristic traits, social, intellectual and aesthetical problems, and figu-res of the late k.u.k.-Monarchy, and although he was often considered as an author contributing to the „Habsburg myth”, he had a very sceptical and critical view about his time and the Vienna society of the turn of the century. Schnitzler’s works account i.a. for the ’language crisis’, the crisis of personality in a very special manner, and in his novellas he introduces experimental narrative tools (e.g. multiperspectivism, interior monologue, unreliability) which makes him to a prominently modern author.

  • Page Range: 305-320
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian