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dc.contributor.advisor Winkler, Michael
dc.creatorHowells, Christa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:23:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:23:34Z
dc.date.issued 1985
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104465
dc.description.abstract The historic Casanova embodied the opposing aspects of vitality and decadence. Thus, he reflected the feeling of "gay apocalypse" which prevailed during the fin-de-siecle. In the case of Schnitzler and Hofmannsthal, their literary treatment of the erotic adventurer "par excellence” revealed their attitude towards the world around them as well as their personal dilemma of trying to reconcile the demands of life and art. In three plays about Ninon de Lenclos, the legendary beauty of the seventeenth Century, the ruthless egoism of an adventurous existence is exposed. The knowledge of the ephemerality of life and happiness enhanced the enjoyment of the moment. Yet, the pursuit of life as adventure -- without any consideration of consequences -- exacted a high price. The price of perfidy was usually paid by others.
dc.format.extent 72 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Der Perfidie hoher Preis zur Casanovafigur in der Literatur der Jahrhundertwende
dc.identifier.digital RICE2100
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wilson, Joseph B.;Weissenbenger, Klaus H. M.
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department German
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno Thesis Ger. 1985 Howells
dc.identifier.citation Howells, Christa. "Der Perfidie hoher Preis zur Casanovafigur in der Literatur der Jahrhundertwende." (1985) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104465.


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