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Summary Ò Der Weg ins Freie å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Arthur Schnitzler Free download Der Weg ins Freie George von Wergenthin sat at table uite alone to day His elder brother Felician had chosen to dine out with friends for the first time after a longish interval But George felt no particular inclination to renew his acuaintance with Ralph Skelton Count Schönstein or any of the other young people whose gossip usually afforded him so much pleasure; for the time being he did not feel in the mood for any kind of society The servant cleared away and disappeared George lit a cigarette and then in accordance with his habit walked up and down the big three windowed rather low room while he wondered how it was that this very room which had for many weeks seemed to him so gloomy was now gradually beginning to regain its former air of cheerfulness He could not help letting his glance linger on the empty chair at the top end of the table over which the September sun was streaming through the open window in the centre He felt as though he had seen his father who had died two months ago s Nobody wrote better about Vienna at the dawn of the XX century than Arthur Schnitzler who was one of Austria s most celebrated names and who continues to enjoy great fame in Europe His writing may not be scandalous any but a novel like The Road Into the Open the English title of this book that I read in French has not lost its power to touch the reader deeply as it takes us on a journey through a complicated yet fascinating world which is slowly disintegrating the world of yesterday as Stefan Zweig calls it Schnitzler knew Vienna intimately and he is a subtle master at bringing it to life in a vivid panoramic way through various figures representative of the capital s society Love and art the conflict between commitment and freedom the traps of dilettantism the struggle to find one place in society to stick to one s dreams or to conform the pressures of the ongoing social classes warfare especially as anti Semitism is rising its head are some of the themes at the heart of this moving bittersweet book Schnitzler is a realist and therefore not an optimist Melancholy dominates as hopes of fulfillment fade and the psychological analysis of the main characters and especially of Georg the artistic aristocrat remains strikingly modern

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Summary Ò Der Weg ins Freie å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Arthur Schnitzler Free download Der Weg ins Freie Ingly asked him from the other end of the piano Whither away whither away George had felt abashed and allowed the swell of the notes to subside and his father had begun a discussion about his son's future with all his usual affection but with rather than his usual seriousness This conversation ran through his mind to day as though it had been pregnant with presage He stood at the window and looked out The park outside was fairly empty An old woman wearing an old fashioned cloak with glass beads sat on a seat A nursemaid walked past holding one child by the hand while another a little boy in a hussar uniform with a buckled on sabre and a pistol in his belt ran past looked haughtily round and saluted a veteran who came down the path smoking Further down the grounds were a few people sitting round the kiosk drinking coffee and reading the papers The foliage was still fairly thick and the park looked depressed and dusty and altogether far summer like than usual for late Septembe Won Does it ever happen that any one wins One only argues to convince oneself never to convince the other person Just imagine Therese eventually realising that a rational person can never become a member of any party Or if I had been driven to confess that my independence of party betokened a lack of philosophy of life as she contended Why we could both have shut up shop straight away But what do you think of all this talk about a philosophy of life As though a philosophy of life were anything else than the will and the capacity to see life as it really is I mean to envisage it without being led astray by any preconceived idea without having the impulse to deduce a new law straight away from our particular experience or to fit our experience into some existing law But people mean nothing by the expression philosophy of life than a higher kind of devotion to a pet theory devotion to a pet theory within the sphere of the infinite so to speak Or they go on talking about a gloomy or cheerful philosophy according to the colours in which their individual temperament and the accidents of their personal life happen to paint the world for them People in the full possession of their senses have a philosophy of life and narrow minded people haven t That s how the matter stands As a matter of fact one doesn t need to be a metaphysician to have a philosophy of life Perhaps in fact one shouldn t be one at all At any rate metaphysics have nothing at all to do with the philosophy of life Each of the philosophers really knew in his heart of hearts that he simply represented a kind of poet Kant believed in the Thing In Itself and Schopenhauer in the World as Will and Representation just like Shakespeare believed in Hamlet and Beethoven in the Ninth Symphony They knew that another work of art had come into the world but they never imagined for a single minute that they had discovered a final truth Every philosophical system if it has any rhythm or depth represents another possession for the world But why should it alter a man s relationship to the world if he himself has all his wits and sense about him He went on speaking with increasing excitement and fell as it seemed to George into a feverish maze George then remembered that Heinrich had once invented a merry go round that turned in spirals higher and higher above the earth to end finally in the top of a tower Ambitious Love you think of all this talk about a philosophy of life As though a philosophy of life were anything else than the will and the capacity to see life as it really is I mean to envisage it without being led astray by any preconceived idea without having the impulse to deduce a new law straight away from our particular experience or to fit our experience into some existing law But people mean nothing by the expression philosophy of life than a higher kind of devotion to a pet theory devotion to a pet theory within the sphere of the infinite so to speak Or they go on talking about a gloomy or cheerful philosophy according to the colours in which their individual temperament and the accidents of their personal life happen to paint the world for them People in the full possession of their senses have a philosophy of life and narrow minded people haven t That s how the matter stands As a matter of fact one doesn t need to be a metaphysician to have a philosophy of life Perhaps in fact one shouldn t be one at all At any rate metaphysics have nothing at all to do with the philosophy of life Each of the philosophers really knew in his heart of hearts that he simply represented a kind of poet Kant believed in the Thing In Itself and Schopenhauer in the World as Will and Representation just like Shakespeare believed in Hamlet and Beethoven in the Ninth Symphony They knew that another work of art had come into the world but they never imagined for a single minute that they had discovered a final truth Every philosophical system if it has any rhythm or depth represents another possession for the world But why should it alter a man s relationship to the world if he himself has all his wits and sense about him He went on speaking with increasing excitement and fell as it seemed to George into a feverish maze George then remembered that Heinrich had once invented a merry go round that turned in spirals higher and higher above the earth to end finally in the top of a tower

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Summary Ò Der Weg ins Freie å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Arthur Schnitzler Free download Der Weg ins Freie It there only an hour back as he visualised with great clearness the very slightest mannerisms of the dead man even down to his trick of pushing his coffee cup away adjusting his pince nez or turning over the leaves of a pamphlet George thought of one of his last conversations with his father which had occurred in the late spring before they had moved to the villa on the Veldeser Lake George had just then come back from Sicily where he had spent April with Grace on a melancholy and somewhat boring farewell tour before his mistress's final return to America He had done no real work for six months or and had not even copied out the plaintive adagio which he had heard in the plashing of the waves on a windy morning in Palermo as he walked along the beach George had played over the theme to his father and improvised on it with an exaggerated wealth of harmonies which almost swamped the original melody and when he had launched into a wildly modulated variation his father had smil Not a book for those who must like or identify with fictional characters nor for readers who reuire a proper ie neat ending I struggled a bit with this novel It lacks action and I freuently wanted to shake George the main character but it would be unfair to criticise it for that because the novel has a wider purpose than entertaining diversion namely to fictionalise the struggles of a society failing to get to grips with social economic and political forces coming together to bring about its collapse Of course this means characters must stand for ideas weaknesses prejudices socioeconomic groups than flesh and blood people which brings a sense of distance that makes it hard to engage with them Or maybe the milieu they inhabit is just so alien to a modern reader it takes a while to connect to their story Anyway it is worth sticking with the novel The dialogue is excellent and the depiction of Viennese society staring into the abyss is very well done The novel then worked best for me as historical documentation from the pen of a writer who lived through one of those defining moments when everything changes Of course it is predominantly a male perspective The novel will definitely interest the student of late nineteenthearly 20th C European history and those who love Vienna and want to better their understanding of what has made the city we know today


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    Arthur Schnitzler Ñ 5 Summary (EBOOK FREE) [Der Weg ins Freie] BY Arthur Schnitzler From Carl E Schorske's comments on the book in Fin de siècle Vienna Politics and Culture Vintage 1981The novel has no real end the hero no tragic stature Schnitzler was a prophet without wrath The scientist in him avenged itself on both the moralist and the artist As social observer and psychologist he drew the world he saw as necessitous but not—like the true tragedian—as justified Morality and the dynamics of both instin

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    review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Arthur Schnitzler (EBOOK FREE) [Der Weg ins Freie] BY Arthur Schnitzler The Road into the Open is at the most basic a coming of age story It centers upon the young Christian aristocratic Baron Georg Wegethin and the two worlds he inhabits the love affair with a Jewish middle class singer Anna Rosner; and the Jewish intellectuals and writers who attend the salon of the wealthy industrialists the EhrenbergsThe first uestion that came to my mind was why would Schnitzler a Jew present for his main chara

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Der Weg ins Freie] BY Arthur Schnitzler I get it it's a beautifully done allegory for Viennese culture Georg can't develop or do any damn thing resembling a assertive decision because old school aristocracy and the aestheticism of his generation are incompatibleGeorg doesn't kill himself at the end though and I wish he did Not for morbid reasons it just would ha

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Der Weg ins Freie] BY Arthur Schnitzler Won Does it ever happen that any one wins One only argues to convince oneself never to convince the other person Just imagine Therese eventually realising that a rational person can never become a member of any party Or if I had been driven to confess that my independence of party betokened a lack of philosophy of life as she con

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    Free download Der Weg ins Freie Arthur Schnitzler Ñ 5 Summary review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Arthur Schnitzler An incredible piece of observational fiction pushing you with total clarity into the world of Viennese elites The fact that the author and so the characters are unaware of how truly cataclysmic the 20th century would be for the Austro Hungarian Empire and Europe's Jews makes several part of the book both incredible and chillingSpecial note in this regard are several vignettes in one a man recently returned from his rese

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    Free download Der Weg ins Freie (EBOOK FREE) [Der Weg ins Freie] BY Arthur Schnitzler review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Arthur Schnitzler This summer I read uite some German and Austrian classics They are hardly lightfooted and this one is not an exception A Herr Baron is expecting a child with a girl he considers beneath him he provides for her but does not offer to marry her The child dies Cconflicting emotions class sensitivity anti semitism g

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Der Weg ins Freie] BY Arthur Schnitzler review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Arthur Schnitzler The Road into the Open Der Weg ins Freie is one of only two novels Arthur Schnitzler wrote besides his many novellas short stories and plays The novel tells the story of the love relation between an aristocrat Baron Georg von Wergenthin and a lower middle class girl named Anna Rosner Georg is a dilettante composer Anna plans to become a singer and they first meet professionallyThe handsome Georg is rather experienced in love affairs he has

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