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Brutalität und Zärtlichkeit in Felix Mitterers Volksstück "Die Wilde Frau"
Gerlinde Ulm Sanford
Modern Austrian Literature
Vol. 26, No. 3/4, Special Issue: The Contemporary Austrian Volksstück (1993), pp. 167-181
Published by: Association of Austrian Studies
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24648088
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The play takes place in a log cabin among lumberjacks and a mysterious woman who does not speak. The language and behavior of the protagonists are coarse and crude, but upon closer examination, it becomes clear that sensitivity and gentleness are not lacking. Mitterer does not wish to shock with brutalities, rather, his intent is to arouse reflection on inter-human relationships and on men's relationship with nature.
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