The Confusions of Young Törless

The Confusions of Young T rless Like his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud Robert Musil boldly explored the dark irrational undercurrents of humanity The Confusions of Young T rless published in while he was a student un

  • Title: The Confusions of Young Törless
  • Author: Robert Musil Shaun Whiteside J.M. Coetzee
  • ISBN: 9780142180006
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • Like his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil boldly explored the dark, irrational undercurrents of humanity The Confusions of Young T rless, published in 1906 while he was a student, uncovers the bullying, snobbery, and vicious homoerotic violence at an elite boys academy Unsparingly honest in its depiction of the author s tangled feelings about his motherLike his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil boldly explored the dark, irrational undercurrents of humanity The Confusions of Young T rless, published in 1906 while he was a student, uncovers the bullying, snobbery, and vicious homoerotic violence at an elite boys academy Unsparingly honest in its depiction of the author s tangled feelings about his mother, other women, and male bonding, it also vividly illustrates the crisis of a whole society, where the breakdown of traditional values and the cult of pitiless masculine strength were soon to lead to the cataclysm of the First World War and the rise of fascism A century later, Musil s first novel still retains its shocking, prophetic power.

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