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The Confusions of Young Törless By Robert Musil Shaun Whiteside J.M. Coetzee The Confusions of Young T rless Like his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud Robert Musil boldly explored the dark irrational undercurrents of humanity The Confusions of Young T rless published in while he was a student un
  • Title: The Confusions of Young Törless
  • Author: Robert Musil Shaun Whiteside J.M. Coetzee
  • ISBN: 9780142180006
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Confusions of Young Törless By Robert Musil Shaun Whiteside J.M. Coetzee Like his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil boldly explored the dark, irrational undercurrents of humanity The Confusions of Young T rless, 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 motherLike his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil boldly explored the dark, irrational undercurrents of humanity The Confusions of Young T rless, 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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    1. Robert Musil Shaun Whiteside J.M. Coetzee

      Austrian writer He graduated military boarding school at Eisenstadt 1892 1894 and then Hranice, in that time also known as M hrisch Wei kirchen, 1894 1897 These school experiences are reflected in his first novel The confusions of young T rless He served in army during World War I When Austria became a part of the Third Reich in 1938, Musil left for exile in Switzerland, where he died of a stroke on April 15, 1942 Musil collapsed in the middle of his gymnastic exercises and is rumoured to have died with an expression of ironic amusement on his face He was 61.

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    1. the place is an exclusive all boys boarding school in Austria the time is the turn of the 19th century three boys T rless, Beineberg, and Reiting Reiting is an amiable, energetic sort his aggressive nature is balanced by his charm and ease in the world Beineberg is an anti intellectual intellectual much like his father, he yearns to be a mystic in T rless, still waters run deep and much of the material world holds little interest for him contemplation and melancholy are his hallmarks what are th [...]


    2. IntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Robert Musil The Confusions of Young T rlessExplanatory Notes



    3. That moment when you realize that having your head in the clouds is not always a good thing In short, the confusions of Young Torless are the confusions of all who wonder how the seemingly rational person can become embroiled in the heinous But also And suddenly and it seemed to him as if it had happened for the very first time Torless became aware of how incredibly high the sky was It was almost a shock Straight above him, shining between the clouds, was a small, blue hole, fathomlessly deep He [...]


    4. Bu nas l bir psikolojik tahlil, ifade yetene i, belagat a t m kald m Musil e Mihail Bahtin dostum a z m doldura doldura diyorum ki halt etmi sin, zg n m


    5. The Confusions of Young Torless is an incredible book, reminiscent at times of Rilke in its ability to wrestle with complex spiritual and psychological themes Reading this book was like constantly trying to grasp something slightly abstract, slightly out of reach, though very human and real and rooted in language This is an ambitious though short book, an extremely thoughtful and difficult read.Maybe it is fitting that the book is so hard to describe, since one of its main themes is the ineffabl [...]


    6. T rless is confused Indeed, the title of this book, in some editions not mine , isThe Confusions of Young T rless Skimming the plot surface of this book, T rless is a student in an Austrian military school Two student friends of T rless find out that yet another student, Basini, has been stealing small amounts of money They proceed to sadistically, homosexually torture him T rless finds himself aroused, and, thus, confused.T rless finds himself in a frequent sudden lassitude with a queer uneasin [...]


    7. The Confusions of Young Robert MusilSemi autobiographically little Robert slowly develops into an adolescent Sensitive and insecure in the company of equally insecure boys without qualities, except being of respectable aristocratic families Coming of age in a boarding school environment where everyone is eager to prove his manhood either by showing traces of intellect, by being the master bully or bragging of imaginary amorous adventures The long and winding road leading to climax is very forese [...]




    8. The New York Times Book Review was supposed to have said that this novel, published in 1906, was a chilling foreshadowing of the coming of Nazism That, I feel, was a bit of a stretch.Four young men in an all boys military school in Austria, maybe sometime the start of 20th century Torless, with his heavy philosophical musings, and around whom the story is built Basini, weak and victimized Beineberg, the mad silly, to me mystic and Reiting, the manipulator who revels on torture At the side of the [...]


    9. Uma hist ria centrada nas rela es entre tr s rapazes, estudantes num internato masculino na ustria, no in cio do s culo XX Quest es como a transi o da adolesc ncia para a idade adulta, as experi ncias homossexuais, as rela es e jogos de poder em grupos de jovens, a crueldade juvenil, o bullying f sico e psicol gico, s o abordadas neste livro que, contudo, tem o seu maior foco nas d vidas psicol gicas e filos ficas relacionadas com a exist ncia da alma por parte do jovem T rless Este foi o primei [...]


    10. ok derin tahliller, psikolojik kavramlar, olgular ve hatta duygu ve d nce sava lar yla donat lm bir kitap A k as baz k s mlar bir ka kez okudum Musil bu kitab yazd ktan sonra T rless in kendisi olmad na ili kin bir a klamada bulunmu Bunu neden yapt n bitirince anlad m Ruhundaki her devinimi a k a anlatm B t n bunlar bir ey e ba lamaya al m ve zannediyorum bu onu ya am boyunca ok yormu tur Psikoloji denince ilk akla gelen Freud u bir yakla mla bakarsak T rless ok s k ocukluk an lar na giderek, o [...]


    11. More satisfying than the 1960 s film version It goes beyond being just a prophetic look at the fascist undercurrents already in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century to a radical look at the way that rationality can lead to a fascination with barbarity.


    12. Bold, strange and innovative, The Confusions of Young Torless I m not sure how to type the accent over the o in Torless, sorry is an often bizarre yet interesting German classic.


    13. For these borrowed feelings and associations that come from outside carry young people over the dangerous, soft emotional ground of those years during which one has to mean something to oneself and is yet still too much of an unfinished article really to be anything Whether something of this remains with one person later on but not with another is immaterial we all come to terms with what we are, the danger is only present in the period of transition If one were to make a young person see how ri [...]


    14. I found this book exceedingly difficult torturously so and repellent I recognize that it is a significant work, of course, but the mind in diagnosis here is unrelievedly ill.


    15. At that moment he didn t like mankind, the grown ups, the adults He never liked them when it was dark At such times it was his habit to think mankind away Then the world would seem like a dark, empty house, and he felt a shudder inside himself, as if now he had to search through room after room dark rooms where you didn t know what was hidden in the corners feeling his way across the thresholds where no foot would tread any apart from his, until in one room the doors in front of and behind him [...]


    16. 3.5 rounded up Close third person portrait of the artist as an adolescent exposed to proto Nazi homoerotic brutality at an all boys boarding school Opaque philosophizing characteristic of a sensitive intelligent teen makes this way longer than 217 pages Note that these are, per the title, Confusions, not Confessions my copy was only called Young Torless Observations about artistic intuitive emotional responses beyond rationality ie, Kant, mathematics occasionally clearly rang inside this reader [...]


    17. Robert Musil is one of my favorite authors and his story of Young Torless, published in 1906, is one reason The novel reflects an obsession in this period with educational institutions and the oppressive impact they exert on personal development While it is in the tradition of the German Bildungsroman, the novel of education, it is critical of educational system and the institutionalized coercion portrayed in the novel In my reading experience I compared it with the experience of Philip Carey in [...]


    18. A dark, dense, compelling read It s simultaneously about the intrigues and backstabbing that goes on at an elite German military academy think a much smarter all male version of Cruel Intentions mixed with a dense and complex look at a young boy trying to make sense of the world, his emotions, sexuality, philosophy, and pretty much everything else in life The author tries to communicate the title character s inner state, including all the feelings that he does not have words to describe That can [...]


    19. It was a thought that did little than register the experience that it had just had Anything that looks vast and mysterious from a distance always seems simple when viewed from close up, and takes on normal, everyday proportions It is as if there is an invisible boundary around human beings Everything that approaches us from beyond this borderline is like a mist covered ocean full of gigantic, constantly changing shapes anything that crosses this border, becomes an action, touches our lives, is [...]


    20. renci T rless in Bunal mlar , Robert Musil parlak bir gelece e aday olan gen ler, o unlukla a a lanmalardan yana zengin bir ge mi i olanlar aras ndan kar __________________________________________________1906 y l nda yay mlanan renci T rless in Bunal mlar , modernizmin nc lerinden Avusturyal yazar Robert Musil in ilk roman Burjuva s n f n n sallant da oldu u, 1 D nya Sava n n ayak seslerinin duyuldu u ve modernizmin g z k rpmalar n n g r ld bir d nemde yaz lm olan bu roman, ayn zamanda ba ar l v [...]


    21. But what is felt to be character or soul, a person s inner contour or aura, this ultimate, immovable background seemed to be utterly lost to T rless at this period The Confusions of Young T rless is a book that defies any definition, starting from its status as a moment of transition between two eras, two ideologies, two ways of making literature that are as distant from each other as one can conceive It s a book that appeals, and a book that repels It is also a novel of formation, to the same e [...]


    22. I think I actually preferred this to the Man without Qualities Teenager discovering sex, Kant, and imaginary numbers Let s not pretend we ever really get past the mess of puberty I hope to re read it in the medium term.



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    24. La storia di T rless ci riporta agli anni dell adolescenza, quando in noi si fanno spazio sensazioni sconosciute ed emozioni contrastanti Trovo che questo non sia un libro per tutti, ma solo per chi ha intenzione di fare uno sforzo, di scoprire insieme a T rless cosa si nasconde in angoli polverosi, alla base delle azioni degli altri e delle proprie, e soprattutto dietro alle cose Queste cose , cose qualsiasi sono al centro dei pensieri del protagonista, tanto che a tratti la storia assume il ca [...]


    25. Describe la cavilaciones de un joven estudiante de instituto ante los atropellos y excesos de poder matoneo de los l deres del grupo frente al d bil, quien es homosexual La cr tica ve en la obra la descripci n de una poca de nacimiento y apogeo de las dictaduras Algunas de las cosas que dice el libro Sorda melancol a que descargaba su peso sobre el paisaje Esa soledad guardaba para l el se uelo de la mujer y algo monstruoso El despertar de la primera pasi n de un joven no es el amor hacia una mu [...]


    26. Description At a boarding school in the pre war Austro Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two The two decide that rather than turn Basini in to the school authorities, they will punish him themselves and proceed to torture, degrade, and humiliate the boy, with ever increasing sadistic delight As each day passes, the two boys are able to justify harsher treatment than previously given Torless is a [...]


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