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Harvard literary scholar Susanne Klingenstein discusses Robert Musil's The Confusions of Young T?rless as part of the Goethe-Institut Boston's "What is German?" seminar.Although at first glance, Musil's novel looks like any other of the fin-de-sicle coming of age novels set in quasi military all-boys schools, rife with sexual abuse fostered by emotional abuse, The Confusions of Young T?rless is also a philosophical book that investigates the limits of knowledge. How do we know what we know and how is what we know grounded in, or determined by who we are?