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The Confusions of Young Törless (1906)
by Robert Musil
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Frühe Prosa und aus dem Nachlaß zu Lebzeiten: Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß, Vereinigungen, Die Vollendung der Liebe, Die Versuchung der stillen Veronika, Drei Frauen, Grigia, Die Portugiesin, Tonkam ... by Robert Musil
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142180009, Paperback)
Like his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil boldly explored the dark, irrational undercurrents of humanity. The Confusions of Young Törless, published in 1906 while he was a student, uncovers the bullying, snobbery, and vicious homoerotic violence at an elite boys academy. Unsparingly honest in its depiction of the author's tangled feelings about his mother, other women, and male bonding, it also vividly illustrates the crisis of a whole society, where the breakdown of traditional values and the cult of pitiless masculine strength were soon to lead to the cataclysm of the First World War and the rise of fascism. A century later, Musil's first novel still retains its shocking, prophetic power.
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