Hofmannsthal’s Der Schwierige. I. Because they spring from a common his- torical and cultural context and respond to the same kinds of existential problems, . Original language, English. Title of host publication, Landmarks in German Comedy. Editors, Peter Hutchinson. Publisher or commissioning body, Peter Lang. In his comedy Der Schwierige, Hugo von Hofmannsthal imagines a community Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s play Der Schwierige, a work that enjoys a relatively.

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Er sei fest entschlossen, seine Mutter sei einverstanden, geradezu begeistert. The others with whom one can form a community are forever distant, and therefore also resistant to complete integration in any settled and transparent union.

Skip to main content. Humility comes alive in a relationship, cautiously maintained and tended to, and this relationship disappears regardless of whether an individual removes others in 32 Lorelle Raihala, Choosing Convention: Colloquia germanica 3,p.

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Er merkt in seiner Begeisterung aber doch, dass sein Onkel ein wenig verstimmt ist. Much of the comedy derives from the dis- connections between actions and outcomes.

Whenever two polite individuals meet, the center space of the conversation is left un- occupied by lengthy speeches. Describe the connection issue. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It is unclear if the play ratifies any of the positions outlined above. Modern society has been said to consist of multiple self-interested agents who pursue particular schwierife in competition with others. A more satisfying answer to the question of a human collective beyond the energies and mechanisms of modern society can be found in the notion of a discreet community.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. These solitary figures are often those individuals who are the most garrulous: To be polite is first of all to take others into account: Dezember um Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Comparative Literature 35,4, p. Professor Joyce’s critical introduction defines Hofmannsthal’s precarious relations with music and drama critics between and – much of the material published here for the first time – and illuminates the complex relations between the critical temper and cultural-political attitudes of a period, shedding light on the role of such seminal figures as Max Reinhardt, Gustav Waldau, Helene Thirnig, Schwieriye Rudolf, Raoul Auernheimer, Monty Jacobs, Rolf Seeliger, Marcel Brion, Emil Staiger, and Karl Heinz Ruppel.

To sustain its mode of togetherness, its participants must remain separate and silent, dis- crete and discreet.

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Of course, excessive self-regard is not a position, but a flaw, and like other comedies, Der Schwierige exposes human follies. Hofmannsthal concentrates on two aspects of human interaction: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


Und er sagt ihr Adieu.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Around Hans Karl, hofmannshhal series of very determined characters set themselves ambitious goals material security, marital bliss, fame and then go on to fail briskly and vigorously once they encounter others, on whose attitudes and choices their success ultimately de- pends.

Under the spell of their self-images, these men fail even as self-interested agents, who would have to take others into account at least for purely strategic reasons.

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The two tendencies are closely related: Log In Sign Up. Figures within the play are good at declaring strong opinions on fer kinds of matters, and they are all portrayed as rude or deluded.

University of Minnesota Press,p. The speechifying characters of the play show that this does not work: Er wird die Verlobte seines im Krieg gefallenen Freundes heiraten, das sieht er als seine Verpflichtung an und als Last, die er mit in die Ehe bringt.