Marital Crisis, Open Marriage, Separation and Divorce in Schnitzler’s Dramas

Leydecker, Karl (2002) Marital Crisis, Open Marriage, Separation and Divorce in Schnitzler’s Dramas. In: Foster, Ian and Krobb, Florian, eds. Arthur Schnitzler: Zeitgenossenschaften/Contemporaneities. Peter Lang, Frankfurt Germany, pp. 275-288. ISBN 3 906768 20 1. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This chapter is of central importance to the volume’s theme. It comprehensively summarises the intricacies of Austrian divorce law, draws on the unpublished manuscripts of Schnitzler’s plays to shed new light on the attempt to explore new norms governing married couples, including experiments with open marriage, and provides a new reading of Schnitzler’s play Zwischenspiel (1905), which has so far received scant critical attention. Here Leydecker demonstrates that its depiction of divorce differs significantly from contemporary plays, but also ignores the realities of Austrian divorce law at the time of writing. Reviewed by Professor Ritchie Robertson (Oxford) as ‘very useful’.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Diane Peretti
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:47
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:02
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