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Only this is merely more of a backdrop and setting for his thoughts, which take the main stage. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I found the English words amazingly chosen for sound and sense. The servant and the young boy take turns interrupting one another and Virgil as the layers of hallucination begin to pile up and a chorus of confusion rises to a fervent pitch.

Oct 13, Bryn Hammond rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nelle ore che precedono la morte, Virgilio ed con una nuova consapevolezza la sua vita e la sua opera, cadendo in una disperazione senza via d’uscita: Broch’s novel ranks near the very top of the world’s most masterfully articulated, literary novels and is truly worthy of the high critical acclaim it has received on this site by extremely bright readers.

And both books end with a death. In the end, the virgikio far outweigh the lows of this novel though there are some pretty significant portions of the book that I could not get past fast enough.

Broch was born in Vienna to a prosperous Jewish family and worked for some time in his family’s factory, though he maintained his literary interests privately. She chanted in just the same soporific tone of complaint as she walked–slowly, slowly–between our rows of desks, announcing the basic laws of the dialectical method–making the pauses between the words long enough for you to fall asleep as she asked the fundamental philosophical question for the hundredth time Share your thoughts with other customers.


He wants ve burn the Aeneid, is talked out of it by Augustus, and he dictates his last will to his friends. Feb 20, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: While I don’t mean to dispute other people’s incorrigible mental states, I must submit my own testimony.

Read more Read less. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The breadth of its ideas and the corresponding lack of structure make for a challenging read, but a rich source for virgillo. A big help was This book was amazing!! Rather than being a pretentious and dry example of Classic Litit is instead considered something of ka legendary modern classic in every sense of the meaning.

Oct 09, Joshua rated it really liked it Shelves: This is ,uerte a book that needs to come with a merit certificate at the finish line. Later, inhe sold the textile factory and decided to study mathematics, philosophy and psychology at the University of Vienna.

Jun 11, David Lentz rated it it was amazing.

Fire – The Descent abandons the external world, turning inwards to the tortured mind of the declining Virgi I was immediately captivated by the first section Water – The Arrival of The Death of Virgilwith its masterful, lyrical prose: I only continued reading it because it’s considered by no lesser figures than the likes re George Steiner and Thomas Mann as one of the pinnacles of European literature.

Wow, some of the phantasmagoric descriptions, both straight-forward and surreal, and word-pictures are absolutely startling and haunting!! Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This has most of what I like about modernist german literature the informed but still somewhat mystical reflections on art, poetic stream of consciousness, the slow-meditative pace and highlights the best parts virgllio the Aeneid.

Virgil is so tormented by the inadequacies he finds in his masterpiece that muerye threatens to burn the Aeneid but is forbidden by Augustus to do so.

Hermann Broch

Maravilloso es quedarse corto Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Broch was writing in the late s, having fled Nazi Germany after being jailed, and Ruge is writing post GDR, with a narrator who has been abandoned by his long-time girlfriend, and has fled a gentrifying Prenzlauer Berg that dismays him.


But both writers are obsessed with the search and how to know and capture reality. A big help was to read the book aloud; I could visualize more easily and could wallow in the language. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Don’t have a Kindle? So, there is some consolation here that the English version is as close to the original intent as possible. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. However, what he ‘s done in “Virgil” is try way too hard to convey some aesthetic notions of the ethics of art in a bombastic, musrte, and downright treacly way.

The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch

The farewell voyage goes on into an experience of the pa of the cosmos. He is nearing the end of his life with a feeling that “it was time itself that called down scorn upon him, the unalterable flood of time with its manifold voices,” and he may not be able to escape his fate. What I’ve discovered is that while I talk and think about the characters the most, love an interesting and vivid setting, and can take or leave plot, the real deal muete for me is the language.

Here, the artistry of the written word is not just window dressing to hang dazzling forms of expression but are also equal in power to its very message. It wasn’t ce of the obvious things – bad writing, one-dimensional characters, uninteresting plot – or because of a pet peeve, but I had virgiliio force myself to finish it.

Thus, the book becomes more of a psychological one over one of any action. To ask other readers questions about The Death of Virgilplease sign up. Want to Read saving…. Plotia I saw, but I found not my father, and she also vanished