This project edits Arthur Schnitzler’s (1862-1931) literary correspondences with 86 writers and puts them on a website. This allows access to updated correspondences of those that need revision (the one with Hugo von Hofmannsthal) or were incompletely edited (the one with Richard Beer-Hofmann) as well as so far unpublished (eg Max Burckhard, Gustav Schwarzkopf, Jakob Wassermann). In addition to the already mentioned are among others correspondences with Lou Andreas-Salomé, Hermann Bahr, Otto Brahm, Georg Brandes, Gerhart Hauptmann, Siegfried Jacobsohn, Alfred Kerr, Karl Kraus, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, Romain Rolland and Stefan Zweig.

At the end of the project period, the research community and interested public will be provided with the professional and friendly network of the Viennese writer, including facsimiles, transcriptions and various indices, such as persons, works, local and organizational registers as well as sender and receiver locations. Schnitzler as a writer is one of the protagonists of the culture of letters so that editing his correspondence in addition to questions on biography and work can be suitable as a digital project exemplary for the cultural-scientific research of transnational networks and correspondence research.

Project duration

15 July 2018 – 14 July 2021

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