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Robert Musil''s "Confusions of Young Toerless"

So, did they fuck Basini in the ass, or did he just have to jerk them off?

(Sorry if you were expecting something more high brow after reading the headline....)

by Anonymousreply 1003/08/2013

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by Anonymousreply 104/08/2011

Subject please.

Book?

Movie?

News Story?

by Anonymousreply 204/08/2011

Never heard of this, but google says he was raped, however he actually enjoyed it, so I guess that's not technically rape.

by Anonymousreply 304/08/2011

R3 linky stinky

by Anonymousreply 404/08/2011

In the movie version, it is more about the mind fuck and power games of humiliating the outsider. %0D %0D The book might be different.

by Anonymousreply 504/08/2011

Yes, the sexual elemnt is downplayed in the film. (The director - Schloendorff - also turned it into an allegory on National Socialism by making Basini Jewish.)

In the book it's made quite explicit that Basini is forced into sex. And he also has consensual sex with Toerless. I was just wondering if it's supposed to be sodomy or something "milder".

R3's link didn't work because DL doesn't recognize the umlaut. This should work:

by Anonymousreply 604/08/2011

I love this book! Didn't think anyone else on DL would know it. Thanks, OP.

by Anonymousreply 704/08/2011

i read that book over 20 years ago in a college class on german literature and psychoanalytic theory. seemed like a good idea when i read the course description. from what i recall the book suggested sexual abuse that i assumed was ass-rape. definitely sado-maochism of a sexual nature.

by Anonymousreply 804/08/2011

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by Anonymousreply 903/08/2013

Another fan of this book. Amazing story. But I'm trying to read the author's A Man Without Qualities and finding it a hard slog. Anyone else read it?

by Anonymousreply 1003/08/2013
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