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LORENZO BELLETTINI Proximity and Distance. Schnitzler, Schwarzkopfand Der Ruf des Lebens 119
LORENZO BELLETTINI Proximity and Distance Schnitzler, Schwarzkopf and Der Ruf des Lebens Gustav Schwarzkopf (1853–1939) – novelist, critic, journalist and later “lite- rarischer Beirat” of the Burgtheater – is one of the most frequently men- tioned characters in Schnitzler’s diaries.1 He also served as a model for a central fictional character in Schnitzler’s oeuvre, the Jewish atheist Edmund Nürnberger in the novel Der Weg ins Freie (1908). Above all, Schwarzkopf ’s prominent status derives from the exceptional circumstance that he repre- sents the only documented example of direct collaboration within Jung Wien after Hofmannsthal’s 1892 verse introduction to Schnitzler’s Anatol. Just like Hofmannsthal’s text, Schwarzkopf ’s hitherto unpublished notes are of par- ticular significance in Schnitzler’s Nachlass.2 Other creative written responses 1 I would like to express my gratitude to Dr Peter Michael Braunwarth of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna for his generous assistance with some of the transcrip- tions discussed here. 2 Loris [i.e. Hugo von Hofmannsthal], “Einleitung” zu Anatol , folder B 43b/1, Schnitzler Papers, University Library (ULC), Cambridge. Schwarzkopf wrote a series of unpublished observations – now preserved in Cambridge and Marbach – for Schnitzler during his work on various plays in the period 1903–1915: i) notes on Der einsame Weg (1904) (handwritten) (in the Schnitzler/Schwarzkopf correspondence, folder B 96, Schnitzler Papers, ULC), not mentioned in the catalogue by Jutta Müller and Gerhard Neumann, Der Nachlaß Arthur Schnitzlers (Munich: Fink, 1969); ii) notes on Professor Bernhardi (typed), folder A 117.4, Schnitzler Papers, ULC (mentioned in...
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