Weiss, Robert O.
June 1976
Modern Austrian Literature;1976, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p50
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article discusses the views of author Arthur Schnitzler on marriage contracts and Schmutzliteratur, meaning pornographic literature. Schnitzler said the concept of Schmutzliteratur cannot be sharply defined in practice because of the impossibility of gauging the multitude of difference individual reactions to a particular work. He said the harm of Schmutzliteratur would lie exclusively in pornography's infinitesimal contribution to the endangerment of public health. Schnitzler also explained that a marriage contract is nothing but a private agreement between the two people who enter into marriage.


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