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Lieutenant Gustl - (Green Integer) by Arthur Schnitzler (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 56

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: General

Series Title: Green Integer

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Green Integer

Author: Arthur Schnitzler

Language: English

Street Date: May 1, 2003
TCIN: 78711574
UPC: 9781931243469
Item Number (DPCI): 247-26-1770


Originally translated as None But the Brave in 1926, Lieutenant Gustl is one of the great Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler's most accomplished novels. Written entirely in the form of an interior monologue--the book highly influenced James Joyce in Ulysses--the novel recounts the moment-to-moment experiences of a swaggering Austrian military man. In a cloakroom argument after a comment, a baker, reacting to Gustl's rudeness, grabs the soldier's sword and orders him to have patience. Convinced he has been completely dishonored, Gustl ponders suicide and wanders through Vienna wishing for the baker's death. When he learns that the baker has, in fact, died that evening from a stroke, he immediately returns to his aggressive and hateful nature, and relishes a duel he had entered into days before.

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