Der «vacirende Gott». Arthur Schnitzlers Reflexionen auf die eigenen Schaffens(un)möglichkeiten

Gregor Babelotzky
This article deals with Arthur Schnitzler's early sketch Er wartet auf den vazierenden Gott (1886) (He is Waiting for the Unemployed God), which reveals Schnitzler's poetological reflections on his own writing. Not unlike a «vazierender Gott», he too had to wait for moments of inspiration, even in later years. This attitude helps to explain Schnitzler's doubts about his own capability to finalise his literary sketches and his uncertainty about his status as a «real» author. The «vazierende
more » ... he «vazierende Gott» thus becomes an important metaphor for any discussion of the problems of Schnitzler's literary production.
doi:10.13130/1593-2508/10079 fatcat:2l5g5pfz3zc2zj7ayii5onwyje