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La muerte de Virgilio es, sin lugar a dudas, una de las obras fundamentales de la narrativa del siglo XX. Su autor, Hermann Broch, figura junto a Kafka y Joyce. Hermann Broch was a novelist, playwright, mathematician, and engineer. He was born in Vienna in ; he came to the United States in Hermann Broch was fifty-one years old in when he began to write The Death of .. Nelle ore che precedono la morte, Virgilio riconsidera con una nuova.

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Una lettura faticosa, spesso estenuante.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Met opera also resonated with The Death I can take a hard bite, when it comes to difficult literature, but hrrmann one just went too far for me. There is much in this tale about the challenges of writers to capture the This novel reads more like an epic poem than a novel, which is only right as the novel deals with the demise of the Aeneid’s brilliant author.

As is my wont, I approached with no background ammo: World historically speaking, probably a good time to get right with one’s creator. Right at the beginning I floundered: A sensitive and patient reader will be generously rewarded by the sheer poetry of the rich and meaningful language written by a first-rate, unheralded genius in Hermann Broch.

Its all very bewildering and very beautiful. For me, books are made out of four building blocks: Plotia I saw, but I found birgilio my father, and she also vanished When “The sleepwalkers”, his first novel, was published, he was For me reading Death of Virgil was a downright ecstatic experience.

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Oh yes, where do I apply for my merit badge for finishing this? This book was amazing!!

So, what have we got? I found the English words amazingly chosen for sound and sense.

It sounds as if this word was especially made up for the occasion. 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 breaker for me is the language. No wonder it defeats many, many readers. And I’m definitely a fan of the Modernist several-pages-to-a-sentence, subjective immediacy style Joyce, Faulkner, Woolf, etc But this was just While talking with his two acquaintances Virgil has a series of overlapping illusions.

Maravilloso es quedarse corto E questo fa abbastanza impressione se si pensa che Broch ha scritto la maggio parte di questo romanzo in un carcere nazista, sicuro di andare incontro alla morte non meno di quanto lo fosse Virgilio a Brindisi.

La muerte de Virgilio Alianza Editorial: It varies from book to book how they are used and how important they are, and all readers have different opinions about whic The death of Virgil is a book that really didn’t work for me, and I’ve spent some time trying to figure out why.

The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch

I can’t pretend to understand most of the stream of consciousness. The first two sections are incredibly consistent, religiously intense, and before beginning the third section I was predicting that this would dd in my top 5 reads of all time. This seemed appropriate, as the subject is at once immortality and evanescence; the power of love and the vanity of human creation.

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This signals another edge that will be important throughout the novel as Virgil in his illness hovers between life and death. But both writers are obsessed with the search and how to know and capture reality. I had an extremely beat-up copy from a used bookstore which nearly turned to dust virilio I turned the pages.

It isn’t just the subject or the experimenal writing, since my favorite Woolf is The waves, so I’ve come to realize that it’s Broch’s language that throws me out. After this, he moved to the United States.

Effectively, he rewrites Virgil through the kaleidoscope of 20c mantra. For a more complete listing, see the MLA bibliography.

Hermann Broch

As a friend and I were just discussing, Broch’s masterpiece seems especially poignant and relevant today. Further there is the personal and historical background with the tension between Virgil and Augustus mirroring that of Athens and Rome.

Books by Hermann Broch. Virgil claims to have finally dee that love is the highest value, but it still seems he means idealized love in the amorous sense, while he accepts the faults of his friends.

The Death of Virgil

Jun 11, David Lentz rated it it was amazing. Just go with it, Man. Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream….

Among other people, I recommend this book for writers with angst. Virgil seems, by all counts, to have been a homosexual individual. Hermann Broch und die Moderne: