By David S. Luft

ISBN-10: 0226496473

ISBN-13: 9780226496474

Although we often reflect on the highbrow legacy of twentieth-century Vienna as synonymous with Sigmund Freud and his psychoanalytic theories, different favourite writers from Vienna have been additionally appreciably reconceiving sexuality and gender. during this probing new examine, David Luft recovers the paintings of 3 such writers: Otto Weininger, Robert Musil, and Heimito von Doderer. His account emphasizes the precise highbrow global of liberal Vienna, specially the effect of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche during this hugely clinical highbrow world.

According to Luft, Otto Weininger seen people as bisexual and utilized this subject to problems with creativity and morality. Robert Musil constructed an artistic ethics that used to be heavily with regards to his open, versatile view of sexuality and gender. And Heimito von Doderer portrayed his personal sexual obsessions as a manner of knowing the facility of overall ideologies, together with his personal charm to nationwide Socialism. For Luft, the importance of those 3 writers lies of their understandings of eros and inwardness and within the roles that either play in moral event and the formation of significant family to the world-a procedure that keeps to interact artists, writers, and thinkers today.

Eros and Inwardness in Vienna will profoundly reshape our realizing of Vienna's highbrow heritage. it will be significant for someone drawn to Austrian or German heritage, literature, or philosophy.

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