|Hans Tiezte and Erica Tiezte-Conrat, by Oskar Kokoschka, 1908, described by the artist, as the painting's description in the MOMA catalogue reads, as "closed personalities so full of tension"|
Friday, February 24, 2012
A few notes from Burton Pike's Musil Notes
"What M. is always about, why he haunts: looking for a place the individual can fit in in a deadened, shallow world. This is more important than his ideas, which are (in the essays) hortatory and not new, or indeed constructive, but hortatory to change; cf. Rilke, the goal of art is to produce in reader a moral imperative to change his life."
" The MoE is a book about withdrawal from the world. there are few others like it, which begin at a specific point and spread out without practical hope of reconciliation: Die Wahlverwandschaften; Heinrich von Ofterdingen perhaps."