Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) was born in Vienna, the son of a prominent Jewish doctor, and studied medicine at the University of Vienna. In later years he devoted his life to writing and was successful as a novelist, dramatist and short story writer. His novels Dying and Casanova's Return to Venice are also available from Pushkin Press. Schnitzler's work shows a remarkable ability to create atmosphere and a profound understanding of human motives.
Schnitzler's brilliant novella -- Desmond Christy Guardian Schnitzler was a remarkable and versatile talent who adapted for his artistic purposes both the new techniques of psychoanalysis and what was later to be known as the stream of consciousness -- John Bayley Times Literary Supplement What makes it a tour de force is that the story is told, in a superbly sustained stream-of-consciousness, entirely from Else's point of view -- Gilbert Adair Evening Standard