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Schnitzler’s Hidden Manuscripts


Edited By Lorenzo Bellettini and Peter Hutchinson

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in November 2006, aims to shed new light on Schnitzler’s œuvre and his period by focusing on his as yet largely unpublished literary remains, his ‘hidden manuscripts’.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the basis of such private documents as his diaries and letters; the plethora of existing variants, both published and unpublished, and their usefulness for our understanding of Schnitzler’s work, from the Anatol cycle to the ‘scandalous’ Reigen – in the light of the discovery of its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.


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Notes on Contributors ACHIM AURNHAMMER is Professor of German Literature at the University of Freiburg. He has published widely on Italian, German and Austrian lit- erature, including studies on Francesco Petrarca, Ludovico Ariosto, Stefan George and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. He is co-editor of the volume Arthur Schnitzler und der Film (Ergon 2010). LORENZO BELLETTINI received his PhD from the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) with a dissertation on Arthur Schnitzler’s Nachlass. His publications include articles on Arthur Schnitzler, Sigmund Freud, Felix Salten and Thomas Bernhard. He is curator of the moving exhibition Schnitzler’s Hidden Manuscripts. MARIANO D’AMORA obtained his PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of articles on the history of European theatre, and of the volume Respect for actors. Il Group Theatre e la sua inf luenza sul teatro americano (Bulzoni 2002). He is the founder of the Italian Theatre Season in London. GIUSEPPE FARESE is Professor of German Literature at the University of Bari. His numerous publications include the Italian edition of Schnitzler’s works, Arthur Schnitzler. Opere (Mondadori 2000), and a biography, Arthur Schnitzler. Una vita a Vienna (1862–1931) (Mondadori 1997; German transla- tion: Beck 1999). He curated the Italian edition of a selection from Schnitzler’s diaries and correspondence, Diari e lettere (Feltrinelli 2006). PETER HUTCHINSON is Reader in Modern German Studies at the University of Cambridge. He has published widely on aspects of German literature from the eighteenth century to the present day and has edited a number of studies...

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