Combined together with his medical background that suitable for a good desolate wit, rapport, voyeuristic, he examined the particular interweaving of Eros and Thanatos in the libidinal financial system of the time, or perhaps as orchestrated in Reigen, the sexual trafficking in the social file corruption error. From oui-madame regarding neurotic uncertainties, among typically the designers and intellectuals—mixed marriages, unknown extramarital affairs, wife swaps, and as while using charming Gustav Klimt (whom Schnitzler confessed he imagined about) a serpentine personalized lifetime, with fourteen illegitimate children—the sequential curling associated with Reigen might seem a sarcastic enlargement of the attractive charmilles and eddies inside the brushstrokes of Separation. As a subversive picture, however, of the trade-off identity politics of Viennese society, where the lusty may go begging—though quite a bit practiced, much maligned—it encircles the liability that the libidinous was libelous, and scandalous up on period.
And so that certainly was, which kept the play from being produced any place in Austria. When it seemed to be ultimately done in Bremen, there was instantaneous mortification and an obscenity trial run, and when finally carried out in Vienna, after World War I, the reply was even worse, similar to a emblematic ground focus to get anything really new: presentations in the roads, the movie theater assailed, smell bombs chucked, prominent numbers implicated, which often brought typically the affair in order to Parliament; and even when the production held going, under police safety, that didn't protect it from vilification in the press, as pure vulgarity from the brothel, to gratify this indecent tastes associated with “Asiatic intruders”—no wonder Hitler terminated it as little but Jewish filth. This virulence was so that Schnitzler forbade the have fun with to be produced in their life span. If that has not been just how with Nestroy, this weren't because of scandal or the dictaminador that will, after his lifetime, typically the work moved unproduced, then forgotten, until the intervention connected with Kraus—who meanwhile, though many people agreed about Nestroy, didn't just like typically the Jewishness connected with Freud. While for his own imperious misgivings about psychoanalysis, Gelockt diagnosed it, in the famous remark, as often the disease or mental condition for which that purports to be the treatment. There was plenty to get rid of in Vienna, including its anti-Semitism, so that it may not have been the apology, but a wisdom associated with Kraus too—who was developed some sort of Jew, but modified his religion—that the counselor Freud actually chose to stay in a building called the Residence of Atonement, in addition to was the primary to help sign up for this, when other individuals were dealing with.
And so the dance continues, with its tongue-in-cheek circlings, on what Freud called the “royal road” to understanding the procedures of the unconscious. Which often may own, that royal road, it has the own circuitous ironies, inside the psyching outside of the psyche, dramaturgical and political. Flectere cuando nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo—thus the epigraph to The Decryption of Dreams, which usually made its first visual appeal around 1899, as in the event that a new fated preface in order to the century in the current: “If I cannot bend over the Higher Powers, We will certainly move the Infernal Regions. ”2 And hence they did maneuver, simply by substitution or condensation, shift, always dubious representation, and even the ready-made fantasies regarding “secondary revision, ” which in turn “seem faultlessly logical and reasonable, ” but are usually something else again, counsel addressing, just like theater in show. A sort of “waking thought” (Freud 528), approximating the Great, that softly fantasized ausführung is, simply by whatever infernal power, an ingenious cover-up, thwarting interpretation, in order that “we find ourselves helplessly face to be able to face with the unreadable heap of fragmentary material” (529), like the damages of the time spread out before the receding figure of the Angel, in Walt Benjamin's “Theses on typically the School of thought of History, ” or to carry it clearly, materially, into the show, like the detritus onstage inside Beckett's abbreviated Breath.