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Aspern

 

a village 8 km east of Vienna on the left bank of the Danube where, during the Austro-French War of 1809, a battle took place on May 21–22 between the French forces of Napoleon I and the Austrian forces under the command of the archduke Charles. After the occupation of Vienna by the French on May 13, the Austrians took up a defensive position on the left bank of the Danube. On the night of May 21 the French forces crossed the Danube and seized the villages of Aspern and Essling. On May 21 the Austrians (with about 80,000 men and 288 cannon) attacked the French forces that had crossed the river (about 40,000 men and 50 cannon), occupied part of Aspern, and surrounded Essling but then halted their offensive. On May 22, Napoleon succeeded in concentrating 70,000 men and 114 cannon on the left bank against 105,000 Austrians and 288 cannon. Napoleon attempted to deliver a massive blow but was repulsed with great losses. During the night Napoleon withdrew his troops to the island of Lobau. This defeat forced Napoleon to undertake more serious preparations for crossing the Danube.

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Jeffrey Aspern had never been in it that I knew of; but some note of his voice seemed to abide there by a roundabout implication, a faint reverberation.
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The world, as I say, had recognized Jeffrey Aspern, but Cumnor and I had recognized him most.
Wendy Hiller with Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Reeve in the Aspern Papers, January 1984
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Finalmente, entre muchos otros ejemplos mas, llama la atencion una novela tan poco divulgada como La fontana sagrada, en la cual los recursos de Otra vuelta de tuerca, Los papeles de Aspern y En la jaula parecen llevarse al extremo.
Alonso Cueto afirma que el autor que mas lo ha marcado ha sido Henry James: "Desde que tenia poco mas de veinte anos y lei Los papeles de Aspern, nadie me ha hecho sentir tan pleno la pasion por los personajes y las historias que protagonizan.
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Although Eric Sandberg's "'Even the Faintest Imprint'" acknowledges the importance of two familiar intertexts--Henry James's The Aspern Papers (1888) and Kafka's Metamorphosis (1915)--it is not so much to scrutinize their literary influence on The Prague Orgy as to read the novel as a broader meditation on intertextuality not only between texts but also between readers and texts.
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