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Fall 2005


The topic of my AHS Capstone is based on work I had done while studying abroad in Vienna last fall. I read ve of Leo Perutz' novels and wrote a paper in German, exploring the interplay between history and identity in Perutz' work. Leo Perutz is an important gure in not only Austrian literature, but also in the development of literature in general his novels explore the interplay between how identity is created through a manipulation of history. Perutz' works were often disregarded by both contemporary and later critics as being too adventurous and fantastical to be high literature, so little literary attention was paid to them. It is therefore one of the goals of my project to add to the body of work analyzing Perutz' thoughts and works.