Faksimile

Text

ese
Nov
17elettes
HEMSTREET
96 WARREN STREET
NEW TORK CITT
93
Processional
ICHARD L. SIMON will return
10 krom Europe Friday with last¬
minute plans for at least three of Si¬
mon and Schuster's fall publications.
Mr. Simon conferred with Bernard
Shaw concerning Frank Harris’s bi¬
ography of Shaw. He vislted Arthuf
Schnitzler, whose Viennese Novell
ettes“ Simon and Schuster will bring
out in late July; also Franz Werfel and
Abbe Ernest Dimnet ... Victor Thad¬
deus Is at work on a biography of
Cellinl, whieh Cosmopolitan will pub¬
Iish Alan Devoe is editing a new
Iiterary magazine,Notes and Sketch¬
es.“ to make les appearance this month.
New forker
Sept 26—31

VIENNESE NovELErTEs, by Arthur Schnitz¬
ler (Iimon & Jchuster). Que-volume re¬
print of some of his shorter roman¬
ces, including Daybreak, Rhapsody,
Fräulein Else.“ etc.
1
e
n
A
1e
box 35/11
POSt
Gamden * 0
Sept 26-31
Viennese Novelettes
Among Finest Work
Of Arthur Schnitzlei
Freulein Else’ One of Five
Tales Included in New
Omnibus' Volume
TF you have not become acquaintee.
1 with the works of Arthur Schnitz
ler, of Vienna, the Mesars. Simon and
Schuster have provided an excellen
lopportunity to remedy that oversight¬
They have issued an “omnibus vol¬
ume,“ containing five of Schintz¬
ler’s most famous tales, under th.
92

title of Viennese Novelties“ (33.50f
Included here is much of thr
anthor’s finest work, and that is, 18
its genre, as fine as anything bein
Fraulein
written today.
probably the one story offthe authe
best known in America, ranks as
masterpiece. It is a psychologie.
study, giving the introspective al
count of the emotions of an ove:
wrought girl with an exhibitioni:
temperament, who, in a feverish hy;
teria, rushes nude before a roomfs
of people and then ends her like.
One of Schintzler’s most hauntir
stories is Beatrice,“ included also
this volume, a tale of a widow to:
between her Indian Summe
renascence of passon and her lot##
for her son. None But the Brave“
is an extremely clever short tals
which reaccounts the thoughts of a
proud lieutenant who is insulted by¬
amere baker,“ a tale in which
irony and wit combine to delight the
reader.
To me however, Schintzler has done
nothing finer, nothing more subtle,
delicate and beautiful than Rhap¬
appeared about
ch firs
sody,
recounts the ad¬
eärs ago. I
four
olln and his
ventures
ies for love, all in a
lost oppor
ains within that
manne
rland between fantasy
rareified
neve
Fridolin is dreaming
eriencin
reams or ex
a pageant of
help
ess
mo
he volume is the novel,
et
on
gambling
recklessness
which involv
but recklessness
atthe ga
in love. It is a story which is said
to have been drawn from some off
the author’s experience as a youth.
Viennese Novelties“ is a volume
which has the double merit of lit¬
erary excellence and low cost. I am,
frankly, a Schintzler enthusiast. The
man’s craftsmanship is superb.
Trained as a doctor, he dissects emo¬
tions with magnificent ease and skill.
His is a precise and expert hand,
supported with understanding, sym¬
pathy and tolerance for human
dreams no less than human vagaries.
Some object that he is cynical. He
is unquestionably honest in his view¬
point, yet it is an honesty mellowed
by experience and tempered by a
gentle and yet compelling irony.
These Viennese Novelties“ pre¬
sent Schintzler’s art at its best. They
are typically Viennese in their gracen
and simplicity and they should en¬
joy a wider audience than ever in
America, nowi that they appear in
Uthis group edition. Excellent and in¬
formative is the sketch of S##ntz-
sti¬
ler’s life and works, whie!
tutes the introduction by Otto P.
Schinnerer.
——
EEE
KA