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Das Ende der Illusion: die Wiener Moderne und die Krisen der Identität Jacques Le Rider

Das Ende der Illusion: die Wiener Moderne und die Krisen der Identität

Jacques Le Rider

Published 1990
ISBN : 9783215074929
496 pages
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This book examines the intellectual and cultural life of turn-of-the-century Vienna, one of the most important centres of creativity in Europe. Le Rider uses the notion of identity to bring together diverse aspects of the Viennese fin-de-siecle.MoreThis book examines the intellectual and cultural life of turn-of-the-century Vienna, one of the most important centres of creativity in Europe. Le Rider uses the notion of identity to bring together diverse aspects of the Viennese fin-de-siecle. Focusing on the work of Weininger, Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, Gross and Beer-Hofmann, he examines the various intellectual and artistic crises of identity at the heart of Viennese society. He argues that Viennese thinkers articulated at least three different crises of identity: they unseated the concept of personhood- they redistributed gender roles- and they reassessed supposed differences between Jews and non-Jews.