Oct 25, 2020
Lieutenant Gustl
Posted by Arthur Schnitzler

Viennese author Schnitzler s brief 1901 novel depicts the Austrian crisis at the turn of the century and the impending collapse of the dream of the empire Bored at the opera, egocentric young Lieutenant Gustl contemplates which women are flirting with him the fact that there are too many Jews in the army, which is the reason for all this anti Semitism and an upcomingViennese author Schnitzler s brief 1901 novel depicts the Austrian crisis at the turn of the century and the impending collapse of the dream of the empire Bored at the opera, egocentric young Lieutenant Gustl contemplates which women are flirting with him the fact that there are too many Jews in the army, which is the reason for all this anti Semitism and an upcoming duel with a doctor who made an unflattering remark about the military After the concert, impatient in the coat check queue, Gustl gets into a quarrel with a baker who threatens to break Gustl s sword in two if he doesn t calm down Convinced he s been dishonored, Gustl decides he must commit suicide and spends the night walking the streets, weighing the repercussions of killing himself When he arrives at his favorite cafe for a final breakfast, he becomes elated on learning that he can go on living because the baker died of a stroke just after their encounter This novel is an early embodiment of modern skepticism and despair And written in interior monologue, it demonstrates a Freudian influence The historical and literary impact of this work remains its strong point, making it interesting to think about than to read.

  • Title: Lieutenant Gustl
  • Author: Arthur Schnitzler
  • ISBN: 9781557131768
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lieutenant Gustl Viennese author Schnitzler s brief novel depicts the Austrian crisis at the turn of the century and the impending collapse of the dream of the empire Bored at the opera egocentric young Lieutena

    Alexandra

    normalerweise kann ich diese sabbernden sudernden labernden nutz und geistlosen Leute seien sie aus der russischen Oberschicht wie bei Dostojewski, dem g hhnend langweiligen amerikanischen Mittelstand, aus dem sterreichischen Milit r oder sonstwoher, die einen inneren Monolog bez glich ihrer Luxusproblemchen f hren, so gar nicht ausstehen, aber bei Schnitzler ist dies alles anders.1 Der Lieutnant Gustl bzw Schnitzler h lt sich sehr kurz, knapp und b ndig und lamentiert sich nicht auf 200 800 Sei [...]


    Siti

    Prolifico autore di teatro, attraverso il quale alla fine del secolo osava rivelare le contraddizioni della societ viennese e in particolare della borghesia, Schnitzler fu anche dedito alla narrativa attraverso la quale espresse soluzioni formali all epoca innovative per la letteratura tedesca Forme brevi per lo pi che portano alla graduale scomparsa del narratore per giungere all uso del monologo interiore come nel caso del suo racconto pi celebre, questo appunto, pubblicato la notte di Natale [...]


    StevenGodin

    Lieutenant Gustl, originally translated as None But the Brave 1926 , was penned entirely in the form of an interior monologue The fact it was written almost 100 years ago, you don t get the impression it was Arthur Schnitzler, I believe was a writer totally ahead of his time, he put down a benchmark all of his own, and some of his stories could quite easily have been written yesterday.This short novel recounts the moment to moment experiences of a swaggering Austrian military man going through a [...]


    Matt

    What time is it anyway Half past six already It has taken longer than expected to read I have to hurry with this review what should I write what should I write Why do I do this to myself again and again So, Gustl Lieutenant Gustl this is supposed to be the first ever stream of conscience text in German literature When was it written again 1900 Wow Well done, Mr Schnitzler I would so not be able to do this The text is so short, only about forty pages Should be possible to write something like tha [...]


    Francisco H. González

    Esta breve y delirante nouvelle de Arthur Schnitzler es un buen ejemplo del mon logo interior que tan bien manej el autor austriaco El teniente del t tulo, un fulano un tanto paranoico, al acabar un concierto se siente agredido verbalmente por un panadero orondo Una ofensa que afectar lo m s profundo de su amor propio de su orgullo y de su honor, de tal manera que la nica soluci n al problema pasar por batirse en duelo, o en el caso de que este no se llevara a cabo, suicid ndose Toda la novela e [...]


    Lea

    Oh Wieso habe ich noch nie etwas von Schnitzler gelesen Das ist toll, das ist intensiv, das ist extrem modern Nat rlich hat der Gustl genervt, nat rlich denkt man immer wieder T test du dich jetzt oder nicht und nat rlich ist das Ende ein bisschen forciert Aber es funktioniert und es passt Besonders spannend ist es, aus der Sicht von jemandem zu lesen, der so unglaublich unsympathisch ist.


    Vanessa

    Dies war einer der wenigen Klassiker, von denen ich nicht einmal den Namen kannte, bis mein wahnsinnig guter Literaturlehrer am Mediacampus in Frankfurt uns ihn als Beispieltext f r eine bestimmte Epoche vorlegte Die Geschichte die jetzt kommt ist altbekannt Ich fand den Text und seinen Schreibstil anstrengend Habe in etwa die H lfte gelesen, was f r den Unterricht reichte, und habe dann eine ganze Weile nicht mehr an ihn gedacht Bis ich irgendwann beim Durchgehen meiner 1001 B cher Liste wieder [...]


    Monty Milne

    I thought I was allergic to streams of consciousness after dipping into Joyce, but this knocks Joyce into a cocked hat My long standing love affair with all things Austro Hungarian helps, as does the fact that this is so short and therefore easily digestible.


    Gnuvolante

    Singolare introspezione di un graduato dell esercito autro ungarico dei primi del Novecento L episodio che ha macchiato il suo onore lo preoccupa molto di pi del duello che dovr affrontare il giorno successivo, nonostante quest ultimo potrebbe costargli la vita Egli rimugina per tutto il giorno e la notte sul suo onore ferito ma paradossalmente concepisce alcune vendette che rovinerebbero davvero la sua fama, se si tiene conto dell inezia che gli procura tutto il tormento di cui il libro tratta [...]


    j.

    We read the beginning of this last year in German class and a lot of us loved it and announced that they wanted to read it in full because we all just found it really funny and real So finally, I listened to a wonderful Librivox recording of this, which, I think, made this story so much alive and fun to listen to I enjoyed it a lot, especially the ridiculousness of Gustl s decision at least to the modern reader, I guess and how he does or doesn t come to terms with it Apparently, this is suppos [...]


    Elizabeth Moffat

    This little book came as a bit of a nice surprise to me It was stated as one of the 1000 books I had to read before I die, and I was slightly dubious, but ended up enjoying it The stream of consciousness writing of our main character Gustl is very humorous in a black sort of way as he talks about killing himself He is saddened by being called a fathead one evening at the opera and feels there is no way out apart from shooting himself I also appreciated the ending where everything is nicely round [...]


    David Ramirer

    gro artiger monolog eines vermeintlich totgeweihten leutnants, der im laufe einer nacht sein ganzes kleines, ehrloses leben an sich vorbeiziehen l sst, weil er vermeint, seine ehre wegen einer nichtigkeit verloren zu haben unvergleichlich gut umgesetzte kritik an der oberfl chlichkeit milit rischer moralgef ngnisse, die selbst eine essentielle erfahrung wie der nahende tod nicht ankratzen kann.


    Kaycie

    My only thoughts while reading this one well, that escalated quickly Interesting stream of consciousness story I d be curious to see if this is a look into the typical mindset of a German officer at the time, or of this might be a special case The thought process seemed so different from a modern one.


    Andy

    A funny short story in the form of internal monologue about a soldier contemplating suicide The way his thoughts continue to circle only around himself is really quite entertaining Additionally, it is of course interesting to see how serious soldiers took the smallest insults to their honour.


    Vero

    A Viennese by choice myself, nobody will ever convince me that this isn t genius.


    Green Magritte

    Poru k Gust k je v jime nou novelou psanou technikou vnit n ho monologu, kter pou il Schnitzler jako v bec poprv v n mecky psan literatu e D ky tomuto postupu se st v me pomysln m voyeurem lieutenanta Gustla Zachycen proudu my lenek zh kan ho poru ka, kter si vyjde do opery a vyhl nez vazn flirt, p edstavoval nov torstv , kter rezonovalo nejenom v liter rn ch kruz ch Kr tce po vyd n pov dky zbavil estn soud Schnitzlera titulu vojensk ho l ka e pro ur ku na cti rakousko uhersk arm dy Schnitzler, [...]


    Jss C Farías

    Empieza un poco confuso Pero despu s la trama se comprende, parece loco como sigue todo el libro y trama, como si alucinara, como si ya estuviera muerto y no hilara nada de lo que relata, pero despu s se vuelve sereno, se vuelve c mico y alegre, no digo el final Pero aunque no es un libro largo ni con mucha trama, el pre suicidio es interesante como el cerebro transforma todo tan confuso cuando se tiene tan cerca la muerte, y como valora y replantea toda su vida en un instante.


    Elprimordial Sorel

    Escribir cartas Para qu Y a qui n Despedirme Al diablo con todo eso matarse es un mensaje suficientemente claro Eso basta para que los dem s sepan que uno se despidi


    Mi

    I highly doubt that, as a reader, you are supposed to like Gustl I can see how it is both criticizing and mocking aspects of the Prussian military But regardless of what it is and what it is trying to do, I can t see myself ever enjoying a book such as this 38 pages of inner monologue of a Prussian soldier who s debating whether, when or how to shoot himself because someone blemished his honour by calling him a dummer Bub idiotic boy You d feel sorry for him if it wouldn t strike one as such a t [...]


    Guille

    El personaje es un petimetre al que todav a le dura la rebeli n hormonal de la adolescencia, un racista, un mierda que se tiene en exagerad sima estima y la obra es una s tira mordaz de un mal entendido, pat tico y rid culo, sentido del honor El libro parece tener el m rito de ser uno de los primeros flujos de conciencia de la literatura M s all de ello, el libro no me ha dicho gran cosa.


    Roxy

    I had to read Schnitzler s short book for my Arts and Ideas class The psyche of Gustl connected with our discussions about the city and the psyche in the 20th century I really LOVED this It was an extremely quick read, so I recommend it to everyone The story is the inner narration of Gustl other perspective is there but what runs through his mind His story begins with him painfully bored at an opera, then moves to a conflict with a baker who calls him a fathead The conflict leaves Gustl with no [...]


    Anneta Susan

    This novella started out as a simple moment in an everyday life written on paper and developed into something very complex, as most German novellas I was very pulled into the story and the witty, sarcastic narrative from the beginning The main character had flaws, a lot of them, which was one of the things that made him an interesting character Since the main character is the narrator it gave the story a perfect voice The characters that just happened to look at Lieutenant Gustl or say a few wor [...]


    Joël

    Ich wei nicht, ob der Umfang des Buches gleich ist Ich habe eine merkw rdige Edition ohne ISBN mit Leutnant Gustl, Fr ulein Else und Die Toten schweigen Fr ulein Else hab ich als 5 Minuten Abschnitt in einem Podcast kennengelernt, das Ende aber nie geh rt Also musste ich es mal lesen Hat mir sehr gut gefallen, auch den Leutnant fand ich ziemlich gut Die Toten schweigen liest sich wie aus dem Deutschunterricht Lesebuch Gut, dass keine z hen Fragen am Ende des Textes standen.


    Susan Lester

    Though many attribute Joyce with the first stream of consciousness novel, Schnitzler s Lieutenant Gustl predates Joyce and is entirely stream of consciousness Lieutenant Gustl follows the ongoings of an obsessive narrator descending into insanity Highly recommended for readers interested in psychology, modern narratives and Germanic literature.


    Regitze

    This is the book on which I m writing the first of two exam essays for one of my uni courses It isn t a book I d normally want to pick up and read, but I actually found that I like it It shows the time it was written in, in a very unflattering light and raises question that I m sort of looking forward to discussing in my essay.


    Nicole

    An example of stream of consciousness writing I remember being quite taken with the narrator s dilemma as to whether he should do something on railroad time or Vienna time Now, I realize what he meant, and it s not particularly humorous, but it still does reinforce the idea of Vienna being a place apart, with rules of its own.Read for college German literature class.


    Ângela Serrão

    Cr tica ao sector militar da Alemanha e do seu c digo de conduta Demonstra a frivolidade da poca e da falta de consci ncia e maturidade De f cil leitura, flu da e r pida Divertido e de uma leitura gulosa, n o apresenta grandes figuras de estulo Reflex o quanto fragilidade da vida,por vezes, devido ao orgulho.


    Anel

    Es la primera vez que leo un mon logo interior as , claramente hab a le do alguno muy corto entre di logos, pero me gust esta nueva experiencia ser el personaje, pensarse fuera pero al mismo tiempo dentro de la trama Como cualquier cerebro que piensa, est lleno de l gica mal organizada, discusiones, pasiones y discursos Es genial.


    Una

    Apzi as pl sma 1900 gad The you know Ceturtda gadsimtu pirms Ulisa un Delovejas, k dus 15 gadus pirms Prufroka, bet 10 gadus p c Bada , pusgadsimtu p c Nodev g s sirds un divarpus gadsimtus p c endija Paldies, Vikip dija Un protams, ka kaut kas t ds var ja notikt tie i V n.Gustls ir uzjautrino s un no lojams Es grib tu dom t, ka man galv t neizklaus s, bet


    Tereza Fuková

    Der Anfang war noch ganz interessant, aber danach verlangsamte sich die Geschichte und es war etwas langweilig Das Ende war gut, aber eig zu kurz als ob man es wirklich genie en konnte Andererseits ist es aber sehr interessante Geschichte.



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