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Biography and Cultural History - Viennese Modernism
‘Friends? We aren’t really friends – we just don’t make each other nervous.’ These words are attributed to the writer and dandy Richard Beer-Hofmann when talking about ‘Junges Wien’ (‘Young Vienna’), a group of writers who through their diverse activities had a decisive influence on the culture and aesthetics of Viennese Modernism. Read more
Schnitzler’s papers were saved from likely confiscation and destruction in Vienna in 1938 and brought to Cambridge, where the larger part of them is now held in the University Library (with other holdings in the DLA at Marbach and elsewhere). The archive includes earlier versions of many published works, as well as letters and other forms of life writing. The aim of this project is to provide a new account of the life’s work of this leading Modernist writer, as embedded in the cultural and intellectual historical context of the times in which he lived. It is intended that the project will take into account the discoveries that are emerging from the archive through the edition work.