This volume, which takes its title from an international conference held at the University of Cambridge in November 2006, aims to shed new light on Schnitzler`s oeuvre and his period by focusing on his as yet largely unpublished literary remains, his `hidden manuscripts`. Among the key topics covered in this collection are: the reconstruction of the adventurous rescue of the manuscripts from Vienna in 1938 and a description of their current locations; an overview of the author`s life, in its historical context, on the basis of such private documents as his diaries and letters; the plethora of existing variants, both published and unpublished, and their usefulness for our understanding of Schnitzler`s work, from the Anatol cycle to the `scandalous` Reigen - in the light of the discovery of its original manuscript - and Schnitzler`s planned (but never completed) work on the historical figure of Emperor Joseph II; Schnitzler`s difficult relationship with one of the most influential journalists of his time, Karl Kraus, and his literary friendship with a close but hitherto neglected contemporary, Gustav Schwarzkopf; the network of intertextual references `hidden` in the revolutionary monologue novella Lieutenant Gustl against the background of Hermann Bahr`s modernist theory of literature; and finally, Schnitzler`s `hidden legacy` in our own epoch. This book contains contributions in both English and German.
Taal / Language : English
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