By Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig was once relatively interested in the novella, and Confusion, a rigorous and but transporting dramatization of the clash among the guts and the brain, is between his best achievements within the form.
A younger guy who's swiftly going to the canine in Berlin is packed off through his father to a college in a sleepy provincial city. There an excellent lecture awakens in him a wild ardour for learning--as good as a particularly severe fascination with the graying professor who gave the controversy. the coed grows with reference to the professor, becoming a standard customer to the condo he stocks together with his a lot more youthful spouse. he's taking it upon himself to induce his instructor to complete the nice paintings of scholarship that he has been laboring at for years or even deals to assist him in anyway he can. The professor welcomes the younger man's attentions, no less than on a few days. On others, he rages with out obvious cause or turns clear of his disciple with chilly scorn. The younger guy is baffled, wounded. He can't understand.
But the spouse is familiar with. She is familiar with completely. And a technique or one other she's going to aid him to appreciate too.
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Stefan Zweig used to be really attracted to the novella, and Confusion, a rigorous and but transporting dramatization of the clash among the guts and the brain, is between his excellent achievements within the form.
A younger guy who's speedily going to the canine in Berlin is packed off through his father to a school in a sleepy provincial city. There an excellent lecture awakens in him a wild ardour for learning--as good as a mainly excessive fascination with the graying professor who gave the controversy. the scholar grows with reference to the professor, becoming a customary customer to the condominium he stocks along with his a lot more youthful spouse. he is taking it upon himself to induce his instructor to complete the good paintings of scholarship that he has been laboring at for years or even deals to assist him in any respect he can. The professor welcomes the younger man's attentions, not less than on a few days. On others, he rages with no obvious cause or turns clear of his disciple with chilly scorn. The younger guy is baffled, wounded. He can't understand.
But the spouse is familiar with. She is aware completely. And a method or one other she is going to aid him to appreciate too.
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Afterwards, we wait for applause squeezed inside a wardrobe the size of a pantry, as the theatre director strains to catch any reaction whatsoever, though it is clear there is none forthcoming. My play is almost universally panned. Only in reviews written by my Finn and the Jew does it receive equal praise. I knew immediately after recording them what the three dreams indicated, but not how or why. Why three such dreams, why such oneiric persistence without any apparent trigger in my waking life?
Brakhage the magician of light patterns on the retina—and their afterimages. The flashes that sometimes make for intervals between scenes signal some mystery, which is their lining, or which coats them. Their abruptness secures their obscurity and calls for a hermeticism of vision bound up with memory, as it is in sentient organisms. The “wold” of The Wold Shadow is a tenebrous tapestry of trees flooded by light (natural? ) of variable temperature, coherence, intensity. Or a nighttime forest discharging itself in bursts of radiant energy.
I saw no need 64 to prepare for the eventuality of being faced with gross moral choices (of the kind made by the Nazi killers after the solution, the system, the apparatus, the numbers were disclosed to them). ). But, as you know, the byways of consciousness verge on madness. We assume ourselves incapable of atrocity; it was (we reason) the doing of a monstrous madman (genius) who despite deluded supremacy and the pride he must have felt in masterminding and conducting a symphony of death, of orchestrating and overseeing the disaster, was ready to cast himself at any point into the pandemonium he thought he commanded, as the most impure of all, most scorned of all, most elevated in his scorn—who had fundamentally no regard for life, for real, workaday existence, and who led his hungry wolf-pack into a silva obscura.
Confusion by Stefan Zweig