vrijdag 28 oktober 2011

arthur schnitzler

[…] Schnitzler's early literary reputation was largely gained through his plays, starting from ANATOL (1893), about the "sexual neurasthenia" of a young man. His work, which was daring for his time, shows deep understanding of the unconscious and the subconscious - he has often been classified as the creative equivalent of his friend Sigmund Freud, who admitted in 1906 in a letter to Schnitzler, that he recognized his "double" in the author. Schnitzlser's stories of sexual intrigue and portrayals of women were well received by a faithful circle of readers. […]

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