Year: 1993 Source: Proceedings of the Pavese Society Newsletter, v.5, (1993), p.5-8 SIEC No: 19930269

In 1903, Otto Weininger committed suicide using a gun while living in the house where Beethoven had lived in Vienna. His suicide occurred soon after publication & rejection of his book, “Sex & Character.” This article is based on a book by S. Abrahamsen in 1946. Abrahamsen viewed Otto as a schizophrenic with a strong need to become famous. This case history notes other aspects of Otto’s life & suggests that perhaps the failure of his book in this context, led him to decide to kill himself.