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Confusions of Young Torless (1906) [Novel]
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Like his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil boldly explored the dark, irrational undercurrents of humanity. The Confusions of Young Torless, 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.

Original title: Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Selected Writings (1986) [Collection]
      Author: Robert Musil

Edition #1: Confusions of Young Torless

Confusions of Young Torless (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Shaun Whiteside
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Confusions of Young Torless (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0142180009
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 176

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Edition #2: Young Törless

Young Törless (1955)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Eithne Wilkins Ernst Kaiser
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Young Törless (1982)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 0394710150
Pages: 217

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