Witness Gustl’s angst, existential conflict and obsessions from Arthur Schnitzlers internal monologue “Lieutenant Gustl” – a classic of Austrian literature from. Lieutenant Gustl has ratings and 59 reviews. Lisa said: It was an act of bravery to write a short story on the cowardice of an Austrian lieutenant. LIEUTENANT GUSTL. By Arthur Schnitzler. Translated from the German by Richard L. Simon. 49 pages. Los Angelus: Sun and Moon Press,

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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. But no one will guess that I had to shoot myself because a miserable baker, a low person who just happened to have a strong fist.

Why I know him! And if not then, in a week from now.

Oh, a major-from the 95th-very nice, the way he returned my salute. The funeral will be Monday. But he’s in earnest. Just like an official report. Certainly, if I ever told anybody they’d say I were lying. He shows so much of the petty side of his style life: The story is an unflattering portrait of its protagonist and of the army’s obsessive code of formal honour.

I can see how it is both criticizing and mocking aspects of the Prussian military. I’ll have enough time to sleep. Good Lord, that’s right, I have her letters at home. What time is lisutenant anyway?

The whole place is empty. Doesn’t mean a thing to me.

Lieutenant Gustl

Well then, what actually does lieytenant me? Just recently I read in the paper about some Count Runge, who had to leave because of some nasty story, and now he owns a hotel over there and doesn’t give a hoot for the whole damn business.


But how do I know that he. Better let the people go by. His second worry is that the baker will tell the story, though he has said he won’t. My long standing love affair with all things Austro-Hungarian lieutenang, as does the fact that this is so short and therefore easily digestible.

Lieutenant Gustl by Arthur Schnitzler

Having someone call for her, and then laughing over at me! The devil-on guetl day like thisl-Every cab driver will still be here at eight o’clock this morning and I-well, what about me?

Since when has he Leen transferred to the Forty-fourth? They didn’t find Max Lippay until the afternoon, and it was in the morning that he had shot himself, and not a soul heard it. I’d better go and take a look at him myself. This was fun to read because of how terrible he was. Just recently the lieutenant colonel said, “When we were down there in ’78, no one would have believed that they’d guztl stoop to us the way they have.

Although short, it’s paints a pretty strong picture of Austria’s militarism, and even lead to some attacking Schnitzler on it’s first publication back in as it was lieutenwnt anti-Semitic.

As if it couldn’t be any other time as well. Professor Bernhardi, a play about a Jewish doctor who turns away a Catholic priest in order to spare a patient the realization that she is on the point of death, is his only major dramatic work without a sexual theme.

All rights must be obtained directly from Thomas Sessler Verlag. So finally, I listened to a wonderful Librivox recording of this, which, I think, made this story so much more alive and fun to listen to. A great many people will weep. No, I can’t allow anybody to notice it.


Otherwise, he wouldn’t have talked so quietly. Well, hard to imagine — — The SMS wasn’t anything important.

Must have looked funny! Wichtiger ist es, zu sagen, dass man in Schnitzlers Novelle Gustl eine Nacht lang begleitet – in seinem Kopf. But then he would have drawn out my sword, and broken it, and everything would have been over.

In addition to his plays and fiction, Schnitzler meticulously kept a diary from the age of 17 until two days before his death, of a brain hemorrhage in Vienna. He’ll make a report to the military command.

What on earth am I going to write that hussy? I’ll have to figure it out-figure out what? Who told you about it? Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. It was an extraordinary step, but the judges felt that Schnitzler’s disrespectful fiction as well as his subsequent cowardice called for such a severe punishment. It must be sad if one loves a girl and then. One can’t even hear an oratorio unmolested these days.

I know it now, it’s a simple story. Just because Kopetzky gave me a ticket, and just because Steffi canceled her date- destiny hangs on things like that.