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Shelves: media-ebooks , germany-emporer-ww1 What time is it anyway? Half past six already. It has taken longer than expected to read I have to hurry with this review. Why do I do this to myself again and again? So, Gustl Lieutenant Gustl this is supposed to be the first ever stream-of-conscience text in German literature.
When was it written again? Well done, Mr Schnitzler. I would so not be able to do this. The text is so short, only about forty pages. Should be possible to What time is it anyway? So, Gustl — Lieutenant Gustl — this is supposed to be the first ever stream-of-conscience text in German literature. Should be possible to write something like that? But you can not focus on something for more than five minutes.
Now the phone chimes. Should be an SMS by the sound of it. Or maybe Twitter demands my attention. I should really make different sounds for these two. I look at it later. First I have to finish this damn thing here! Gustl is a strange guy. Just because the bakerman in the theater is stupid and argues with Gustl, he can not demand satisfaction, and he thinks he must kill himself because of the lost honor I wouldn't not dream of that.
Then again I'm not an officer in the k. And I'm also not in Vienna. But I should go there again. Maybe next year. Have to persuade R.
Back to Gustl — so he wants to commit suicide. But first he wanders through Vienna at night and ends up in the Prater. And the way he talks, I mean thinks, a little like a Viennese And his womanizing I already lost track after half the text.
The mailbox. Two copies of the BILD newspaper. For free, delivered to every household. Tabloid dimwits! They celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of German reunification the day after tomorrow. Big deal. I do not have a sister Well, hard to imagine — — The SMS wasn't anything important. What more is there to say? Will Gustl put his plan into action?
I always asked myself this. We only listen to what is going on in his mind. Just a few snatches of conversation from the outside; as good as nothing. Does Schnitzler really let his character die at the end? But how will that work? The day is not getting any younger. And I still have to write my diary. It'll be short entry; SSDD or something like that. Just add the usual footer
Background --Arthur Schnitzler ; a contemporary of Freud's 6 years younger than Freud ; lived in Vienna; was a physician; Jewish heritage like so many Viennese intellectuals of the time. Schnitzler was a reserve officer in the Austro-Hungarian army; he lost his commission as a result of publishing Gustl. Freudian themes: centrality of sexuality; demonstrates how drive for sexual satisfaction crosses class boundaries and how general libertinism thrives beneath the social facade of moral propriety. Freud once remarked that he saw Schnitzler as his "double," and hence avoided him this reflects Freud's awareness that Schnitzler's treatment of his literary characters reflected aspects of Freud's own theories. Freud to Schnitzler on May 4. I have been struggling with the question of why I have never, in all these years, made an effort to meet you
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Shelves: media-ebooks , germany-emporer-ww1 What time is it anyway? Half past six already. It has taken longer than expected to read I have to hurry with this review.
None but the Brave (Leutnant Gustl) by Arthur Schnitzler, 1901
How much longer is this thing going to last? Let's see what time it is. But no one will see me. If anyone does, I'll know he's paying lust as little attention as I am. In that case I certainly won't be embarrassed.