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Publication details for Professor Janet Stewart2002 'The World of the Waltz. Dance and Non-Contemporaneity in Schnitzler's Texts', in Krobb, Florian & Foster, Ian (eds.), Arthur Schnitzler: Zeitgenossenschaften/Contemporaneities, Peter Lang.
- Publication type: Chapter in book
- ISSN/ISBN: 978-0820456454
Author(s) from Durham
Arthur Schnitzler lived through a time of profound political, social and intellectual change: the First World War transformed Austria from a huge multinational empire into a small Alpine republic; the liberal middle-class consensus which characterised the author’s personal background began to disintegrate during this time, and new departures not only in science and technology but also in literary styles and conventions posed new challenges to a politically involved and acutely socially aware modern writer.