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Durham University

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: German Studies

Staff in the Department of German

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Publication details for Professor Janet Stewart

2002 '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

Abstract

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.