Frühgealtert und spätgeboren. Richard Schaukals Dialog mit dem Dichterkreis des Jungen Wien

  • Cornelius Mitterer Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie, Austria


This article discusses the Austrian writer Richard Schaukal (1874-1942) and his artistic and personal relationship with the writers of the «Young Vienna» circle. Points of agreement and difference with Hermann Bahr, Karl Kraus, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Arthur Schnitzler are at the centre of the analysis. The parallels with Hofmannsthal’s early work in particular will be shown by way of intertextual comparison. Drawing on these insights, the analysis seeks to situate Schaukal within the broader context of Viennese Modernism (c. 1890-1910).