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A finely drawn portrayal of the disintegration of Austrian liberal society under the impact of nationalism and anti-semitism, The Road into the Open (Der Weg ins Freie, 1908) is a remarkable novel by a major Austrian writer of the early twentieth century. Set in fin-de-siècle Austria—the cafés, salons, and musical concerts frequented by the Viennese elite—Schnitzler's perceptive exploration of the creative process and the private lives and public aspirations of urban Jewish intellectuals ranks with the highest achievements of Karl Kraus and Robert Musil.

The novel's central character, Baron Georg von Wergenthin, is a handsome young composer whose troubled relations with women, musical collaborators, and representatives of the old social order make Schnitzler's book a revealing investigation of individual psychology and social allegory. In his comprehensive introduction, Russell Berman situates the book within the literary and political history of Central Europe and analyzes its relation to psychoanalysis, Marxism, musical aesthetics, and the legacy of European modernism.

Synopsis:

"One of the most important, representative, revelatory works of Austria at the turn of the century. . . . The best English version of the novel."—Marc A. Weiner, Indiana University

"In Arthur Schnitzler the two strands of Austrian fin-de-siècle culture, the moralistic and the aesthetic, were present in almost equal proportions. Small wonder that Freud hailed Schnitzler as a 'colleague' in the investigation of the 'underestimated and much-maligned erotic.'"—Carl Schorske, author of Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

About the Author

Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931), an Austrian physician, wrote novels, short stories, and plays, one of which, La Ronde, was the basis of a successful film. Roger Byers is an independent scholar and translator in Bradenton, Florida. Russell A. Berman is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Stanford University.

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ISBN:
9780520077744
Translator:
Byers, Roger
Introduction:
Berman, Russell A.
Translator:
Byers, Roger
Author:
Byers, Roger
Author:
Schnitzler, Arthur
Author:
Berman, Russell A.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Antisemitism
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Vienna (Austria)
Subject:
Vienna
Subject:
Jews -- Austria -- Vienna -- Fiction.
Subject:
Antisemitism -- Fiction.
Subject:
Middle class - Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19911231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 15 oz

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"One of the most important, representative, revelatory works of Austria at the turn of the century. . . . The best English version of the novel."—Marc A. Weiner, Indiana University

"In Arthur Schnitzler the two strands of Austrian fin-de-siècle culture, the moralistic and the aesthetic, were present in almost equal proportions. Small wonder that Freud hailed Schnitzler as a 'colleague' in the investigation of the 'underestimated and much-maligned erotic.'"—Carl Schorske, author of Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

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