The Lighted Windows, Or, the Humanization of the Bureaucrat Julius Zihal. (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought. Translation Series)

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Widowed and newly retired, the turn-of-the-century Austrian civil servant Julius Zihal has left the safe haven of the Tax Office and its orderly, codified administrative practices and now faces a drab and uncertain future alone. This gloomy scene suddenly becomes brighter when he discovers that the lighted windows of the adjacent apartment buildings offer a nightly display of variously-endowed ladies undressing as they prepare for bed. The expected Jekyll and Hyde contrast between Julius' Biedermeier daytime conduct and his nocturnal activities never quite materializes as the bureaucrat within him dominates the voyeur and he attempts to open a file on Eros, as it were, by carefully noting down and categorzing all the pertinent details of his observations, rather than simply surrendering to their pleasures.

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Heimito von Doderer (1896-1966) is often considered the last of the exuberant, masterful storytellers, a novelist whose mastery of complex plots, many characters, and vividly invoked settings suggests an old-fashioned faith in the power of narration, but who experimented with metafiction and shifting realities while telling a gripping tale. --
A Viennese gentleman of the old school and a historian with a brilliant gift for recreating the past, Doderer also memorialized his native city, in novels like The Demons or The Lighted Windows, as memorably as Faulkner made a whole world of rural Mississippi or Joyce of Dublin.

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