Arthur Schnitzler: Der Weg ins Freie



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The Road into the Open is t the most basic A Knife in the Heart a coming ofge story It centers upon the young Christian ristocratic Baron Georg Wegethin nd the two worlds he inhabits the love ffair with Jewish middle class singer Anna Rosner nd the Jewish intellectuals nd writers who ttend the salon of the wealthy industrialists the EhrenbergsThe first uestion that came to my mind was why would Schnitzler Jew present for his main character A Bollywood Affair a non Jew only to have this character floatround in the Viennese Jewish intellectual milieu not that dissimilar to the one Schnitzler himself was occupying t the time It became clear to me uickly Schnitzler wanted character who could take no sides in the various uestions that the Jewish community was debating t that time Each character proposed position on Jewish identity The Scent of Rosa's Oil and since Wegenthin was not Jewish he could hear each point without having to take stance further since Wegenthin was n ccepted genius composer Nobodys Angel (Willow Park, albeitn indolent one he embodied the lofty intellectual rtist ideal outside of politics nd mundane life The mundane life wrapped up in the possible future with Anna whom he has impregnated nd has to decide whether or not to marryHowever fter reading Zweig contemporary of Schnitzler I cannot say that Schitzler lives up to my ideal of engaged writing Zweig is much exact in capturing psychological mood Yet Schnitzler does use his characters to good use they deliver philosophical ideas succinctly such Defending Hearts as in this passage Sentimentality is something that stands in direct opposition to feeling something with which one compensates for one s lack of feeling one s inner coldness Sentimentality is feeling that one has bought so to speak for the purchase price Road into the Open lso captures Vienna in one of its most glorified nd historically rich moments something ll the history books I have read on this subject have not done s wellAnyway for n even better nd involved review I recommend this link this I get it it s beautifully done llegory for Viennese culture Georg can t develop or do Feel the Heat (Phoenix Agency, any damn thing resembling ssertive decision because old school ristocracy Sudden Fury (The Last Gunfighter, and theestheticism of his generation Spiky are incompatibleGeorg doesn t kill himselft the end though nd I wish he did Not for morbid reasons it just would have been way cathartic to have tragedy end with something little tragic This summer I read uite some German nd Austrian classics They Dungeon of Death are hardly lightfootednd this one is not n exception A Herr Baron is expecting child with girl he considers beneath him he provides for her but does not offer to marry her The child dies Cconflicting emotions class sensitivity nti semitism galore Nobody wrote better bout Vienna t the dawn of the XX century than Arthur Schnitzler who was one of Austria s most celebrated names A Deceptive Homecoming (Hattie Davish Mystery, and who continues to enjoy great fame in Europe His writing may not be scandalousny but novel like The Road Into the Open the English title of this book that I read in French has not lost its power to touch the reader deeply s it takes us on journey through complicated yet fascinating world which is slowly disintegrating the world of yesterday s Stefan Zweig calls it Schnitzler knew Vienna intimately nd he is subtle master t bringing it to life in vivid panoramic way through various figures representative of the capital s society Love nd The Hired Man art the conflict between commitmentnd freedom the traps of dilettantism the struggle to find one place in society to stick to one s dreams or to conform the pressures of the ongoing social classes warfare especially s nti Semitism is rising its head re some of the themes t the heart of this moving bittersweet book Schnitzler is Almost A Gentleman a realistnd therefore not n optimist Melancholy dominates s hopes of fulfillment fade nd the psychological nalysis of the main characters nd especially of Georg the rtistic ristocrat remains strikingly modern Not book for those who must like or identify with fictional characters nor for readers who reuire proper ie neat ending I struggled bit with this novel It lacks Here by the Bloods actionnd I freuently wanted to shake George the main character but it would be unfair to criticise it for that because the novel has wider purpose than entertaining diversion namely to fictionalise the struggles of society failing to get to grips with social economic nd political forces coming together to bring bout its collapse Of course this means characters must stand for ideas weaknesses prejudices socioeconomic groups than flesh nd blood people which brings sense A finely drawn portrayal of the disintegration of Austrian liberal society under the impact of nationalism nd nti semitism The Road into the Open Der Weg ins Freie 1908 is remarkable novel by major Austrian writer of the early twentieth century Set in fin de siècle Austria the cafés salons nd musical concerts freuented by the Viennese elite Schn.

F distance that makes it hard to engage with them Or maybe the milieu they inhabit is just so lien to modern reader it takes while to connect to their story Anyway it is worth sticking with the novel The dialogue is excellent nd the depiction of Viennese society staring into the byss is very well done The novel then worked best for me s historical documentation from the pen of writer who lived through one of those defining moments when everything changes Of course it is predominantly Loyalty and Lies a male perspective The novel will definitely interest the student of late nineteenthearly 20th C European historynd those wh An incredible piece of observational fiction pushing you with total clarity into the world of Viennese elites The fact that the uthor nd so the characters Fortunes Flames are unaware of how truly cataclysmic the 20th century would be for the Austro Hungarian Empirend Europe s Jews makes several part of the book both incredible nd chillingSpecial note in this regard re several vignettes in one man recently returned from his reser From Carl E Schorske s comments on the book in Fin de si cle Vienna Politics nd Culture Vintage 1981The novel has no real end the hero no tragic stature Schnitzler was prophet without wrath The scientist in him venged itself on both the moralist nd the rtist As social observer nd psychologist he drew the world he saw s necessitous but not like the true tragedian s justified Morality nd the dynamics of both instinct Claiming Her and history were incompatible Schnitzler could neither condone nor condemnYets proclamation of the death of cultural idea his novel has power The break up of Georg nd his rtist sweetheart symbolizes the end of half century s effort to wed bourgeoisie nd ristocracy through esthetic culture Schnitzler shows that the historical force compelling recognition of this failure was the rise of nti liberal mass politics Appropriately the pure nd Murder Go Round aesthetic Anna s own brother is vicious How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis anti Semite While she is doomed to humdrum petit bourgeois existence by her Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential aristocratic lover s weakness her brother embarks on promising if hideous political career As for Georg he is paralyzed by his own hypertrophied sensibilities conscious of being driven by instincts within nd n irrational society without The social Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 aristocrat can no longer control the reality theesthetic The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) aristocrat cannot understand it He can but feel his own impotence in bourgeois world spinning out of orbitAspiring to tragedy Schnitzler Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 achieved only sadness One of his characters observes that there is no Weg ins Freie Road into the Open except into the self Schnitzler caught between sciencend rt between commitment to old morals nd new feelings could find no new Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child and satisfying meaning in the selfs did Freud The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 and the Expressionists nor could he conceive solution to the political problem of the psyche Of Mice and Men as Hofmannsthal was to do A despairing but committed liberal he posed the problem clearly by shattering illusions He could not create new faith Asn nalyst of Viennese high bourgeois society however Schnitzler had no peer mong his literary contemporaries Like Ravel he understood not merely the traditions of the world of the waltz but lso the psychology of its individuals in their increasingly eccentric relation to the dissolving whole He described s no other has done the social matrix in which so much of twentieth century subjectivism took for the disintegrating moral esthetic culture of fin de si cle Vienna pages 14 15 here is some extra info bout the book some good some mediocreenjoy 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philosophy of lifes she contended Why we could both have shut up shop stra. Itzler's perceptive exploration of the creative process Sparrow Road and the private livesnd public A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston aspirations of urban Jewish intellectuals ranks with the highestchievements of Karl Kraus nd Robert MusilThe novel's central character Baron Georg von Wergenthin is handsome young composer whose troubled relations with women musical collaborators nd representat.

Ight way But what do you think of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World all this talkbout The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors a philosophy of life As though philosophy of life were Yoga: The Art of Adjusting anything else than the willnd the capacity to see life s it really is I mean to envisage it without being led stray by The Neural Basis of Free Will any preconceived idea without having the impulse to deduce new law straight way from our particular experience or to fit our experience into some existin The Road into the Open Der Weg ins Freie is one of only two novels Arthur Schnitzler wrote besides his many novellas short stories nd plays The novel tells the story of the love relation between n ristocrat Baron Georg von Wergenthin nd lower middle class girl named Anna Rosner Georg is Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, a dilettante composer Anna plans to become singer Past Destinies and they first meet professionallyThe handsome Georg is rather experienced in loveffairs he has had relations with many women Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 and Anna will not be the last one Throughout the novel which is told from Georg s perspective he thinks in fact often with regretbout these former girlfriends he seems rather obsessed with the memory of one of them Grace The relation with Anna comes to If Wishes Were Horses a headfter Georg has made her pregnant They travel to Italy to hide her condition nd later hire house outside Vienna so that Anna can uietly have her babyBut Georg who has rather flighty character is unwilling to commit himself nd lthough he says he will not leave her in the lurch he does not want to marry her either In the end fter she has had miscarriage she sets him free to go his own way to which the road into the open of the title lludes ins Freiehas the connotation of Freiheit freedom nd it refers literally to the many walks nd cycling tours Georg nd his friends undertake in free nature just outside Vienna As lways Schnitzler is strong in his probing of the contradictory psychology of loveThe same flightiness Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day appears in Georg s works A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 a composer he is unable to finishny piece of music longer than song but instead is lways dreaming bout writing certain opera for which the libretto has not even been written yet Lacking the drive to get down to work Georg spends most of his time socializing with friends nd cuaintances who re ll from rtistic circles This gives Schnitzler the chance besides the main focus on the story of George nd Anna to paint Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought a wonderful portrait of fin de siecle Vienna then the capital of the Austrian Hungarian Empire the caf s cultural salonsnd musical concerts freuented by the Viennese elite That many members of that elite were Jewish Murder at Beechwood allows Schnitzler to writebout the position of these urban Jews bout the various positions they took running the gamut from Zionism following the ideas developed round this time by nother Viennese Hertz to full ssimilation s well s Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space about the rising specter ofntisemitism Schnitzler even dedicates so much space to this sub theme that some critics have considered that Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) as the main subject of the novel but I believe theyre wrong it would be very much out of character for Schnitzler to write Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, about social theme where Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil all his work is of psychological nature nd bout unconscious desiresAs in his short stories Schnitzler uses stream of consciousness techniues to delve into the unconsciousness of Georg We see for example that Georg had repressed feelings of guilt bout the suicide of friend that friend Alien: Sea of Sorrows and Georg were traveling with Georg s previous girlfriend Grace in Italy when the suicide happenednd s result Grace left Georg Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation as wells the death of his father which has just happened when the novel opens There is Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. a strong suggestion Georg has these guilty feelings because he knows in his deepest heart that he in fact has betrayed his friendnd his father nd he will do the same with Anna leaving her in the lurch in most ignoble way while Holding Up the Universe all the time trying to justify thisct in his own mind Georg has n unuenchable thirst for freedom for himself but t the same time perpetuates wrong conventional Satellite attitudes towards womennd lower classes read Anna because that is convenient for him He feels no empathy or compassion for others Blank Darkness and in the end goes his own egoistic way unable to balance his radical uest for freedom with even modicum of responsibility Everything in his life forms part of that same pattern It is the great merit of Schnitzler that he brings this out by inner monologues which show how Georg lies to himself nd how he suppresses his feelings of guilt Without ny Makers authorial moralizing the negative judgementbout Georg by Schnitzler is clearI read the German original The Heart Has Its Reasons availablet the German language Gutenberg site. Ives of the old social order make Schnitzler's book Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism a revealing investigation of individual psychologynd social llegory In his comprehensive introduction Russell Berman situates the book within the literary nd political history of Central Europe nd nalyzes its relation to psychoanalysis Marxism musical Kneller's Happy Campers aestheticsnd the legacy of European modernis.

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Arthur Schnitzler was an Austrian author and dramatistThe son of a prominent Hungarian Jewish laryngologist Johann Schnitzler and Luise Markbreiter a daughter of the Viennese doctor Philipp Markbreiter was born in Vienna in the Austro Hungarian Empire and began studying medicine at the local university in 1879 He received his doctorate of medicine in 1885 and worked at the Vienna's General H