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The Road into the Open looks great-- anyone read it?
The only Schnitzler I've read was one of his plays. I believe it was perhaps Liebelei (Playing with Love), but because I cannot find the book it was in at this time, I'm not sure.
I did see the French film, "La Ronde," which was based on Schnitzler's play, Reigen (Merry-Go-Round). It's a tantalizing souffle of a film, exquisite in every way. Directed by the great Max Ophuls and starring a glittering cast--Danielle Darrieux, Simone Signoret, Anton Walbrook, the handsome Gerard Phillipe (of Devil in the Flesh fame), and many more intriguing (mostly French) stars.
I'm sorry I cannot be of more help regarding The Road into the Open. I do know this 1908 novel concerns the position of Jews in Austria. Perhaps someone else has some enlightening comments about the book?
I love Schnitzler - try his Fraeulein Else for the supreme portrayal of a female mind penned by a male.
I didn't know "Der Weg ins Freie" had been translated, but now that I do, it is a must read. I'll just add it to the worldliteratureforum wishlist.
Pushkin Press do a good line in Schnitzler titles. I reviewed two of them (including Fraeulein Else) here (http://lizzysiddal.wordpress.com/2007/12/08/dying-fraulein-else-arthur-schnitzler/).
Thanks, Lizzy. Fraeulein Else sounds wonderful. I'm so glad you recommended it.
By the way, your site is fab-u-lous. When I have a chance, I will check out the Schnitzler reviews you mention, also. Thank goodness for Pushkin Press. I must add to my Schnitzler collection!
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