Architecture is used time and again to invoke the struggle of the new world to be born. It is a former summerhouse in the imperial rococo manner the interior of which Ulrich has made over in the modern style and fills with books of contemporary philosophy.
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Later the story concerns his sister, Agathe and their strange, almost incestuous relationship. Save to Wishlist.
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At one point the narrator tells us that all Europe dreamed Moosbrugger. His fate is symbolically tied to the political and legal structures of the Austrian Empire and suggests both the key role of sexuality in modern-day Vienna and the way in which unhealthy thoughts as well as sexual acts can lead to disintegration.
After all, Vienna was the birthplace of psychoanalysis.
Not only Freud, but the playwright and novelist Arthur Schnitzler, and Gustav Klimt, the painter of sensuous, erotic and at times frightening female figures, all lived and worked in Vienna in this era. Near the end of Book One, the narrator, in summing up the case for and against treating Moosbrugger as insane, offers this gem:.
Opening these bottles, one could weep at how unpalatable the human striving for exactitude is at its highest degree of fermentation before reaching perfection. Yet it does seem to intoxicate those who are not hardened.
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The case of Moosbrugger, in offering no easy answers to the question of guilt and responsibility, opens out into a wider portrayal of a society on the edge of an abyss. Tweets by LawNowMag. The information on this website is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant as legal or other professional advice.
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