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Hofmannsthal's Novel
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Although Hofmannsthal never completed his only novel Andreas, its theme—the quest for self through memory—haunted the Viennese writer and recurs again and again in his poems, libretti, and essays. Analyzing the fragment, David Miles discusses Hofmannsthal's understanding of memory and myth, Andreas’ pivotal role in his work, and its place within the tradition of such novels as Goethe's Wilhelm Meister and Rilke's Malte.

Originally published in 1972.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. 8-13
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  1. ABBREVIATIONS
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. 16-17
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 18-27
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  1. PART I
  2. pp. 28-29
  1. ONE: The Neoplatonic Looking-Glass:The Past as Escape
  2. pp. 30-50
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  1. TWO: The Aesthetic Adventurer: The Past as Assailant
  2. pp. 51-66
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  1. THREE: The Recollected Self: Three Epiphanies
  2. pp. 67-76
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  1. FOUR: Remembrance within Change: The Morality of the Allomatic
  2. pp. 77-88
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  1. FIVE: The Synthesis: Bildung as Vertical Time
  2. pp. 89-115
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  1. PART II Andreas
  2. pp. 116-117
  1. SIX: The Novel and the Two Hofmannsthals
  2. pp. 118-129
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  1. SEVEN: Andreas as Hero: The Dissociated Selfand the Unresolved Past
  2. pp. 130-137
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  1. EIGHT: The Flashback: The Alps
  2. pp. 138-173
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  1. NINE: The Mythic Substructure:Three Images
  2. pp. 174-190
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  1. TEN: Venice: Dream-Theater of the Inner Self
  2. pp. 191-210
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  1. ELEVEN: Spatial Form: The Portrait of Inner Time
  2. pp. 211-218
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  1. TWELVE: The Novel as Unfinished Libretto
  2. pp. 219-227
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  1. CHRONOLOGY
  2. pp. 228-233
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 234-243
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