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Arthur Schnitzler


Born
in Wien, Austria
May 15, 1862

Died
October 21, 1931

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Arthur Schnitzler was an Austrian author and dramatist.

The son of a prominent Hungarian-Jewish laryngologist Johann Schnitzler and Luise Markbreiter (a daughter of the Viennese doctor Philipp Markbreiter), was born in Vienna in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and began studying medicine at the local university in 1879. He received his doctorate of medicine in 1885 and worked at the Vienna's General Hospital, but ultimately abandoned medicine in favour of writing.

His works were often controversial, both for their frank description of sexuality (Sigmund Freud, in a letter to Schnitzler, confessed "I have gained the impression that you have learned through intuition — though actually as a result of sensitive introspection — everything that I have
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“Oh, we do not understand death, we never understand it; creatures are only truly dead when everyone else has died who knew them.”
Arthur Schnitzler, Selected Short Fiction

“Am I sure? Only as sure as I am that the reality of one night, let alone that of a whole lifetime, can ever be the whole truth.”
Arthur Schnitzler, Dream Story

“There are all kinds of flight from responsibility. There is a flight into death, a flight into sickness, and finally a flight into stupidity.”
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