Hermann Broch was a novelist, playwright, mathematician, and engineer. He was born in Vienna in ; he came to the United States in La Muerte de Virgilio by Hermann Broch, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Download Citation on ResearchGate | La muerte de Virgilio / Hermann Broch | Traducción de: Der Tod des Vergil }.

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You too pressed on in the darkness, pressed on for homecoming journey, there where the moonbeams quivered in light on the ebbing sea From this foundation rises Earth – The Expectationwhich in the dialogue with Augustus – one that discusses the nature of art, power, death, glory and duty – that forms the heart of the novel, returns us to the world of the real, though the fantastic is close at hand.

The writing goes at a fever pitch for the entire book, stopping only to dive into Virgil and Augustus’s philosophical debate. Not a good thing to have two cocktails at once. I know there are people who can enjoy this style, as I can see on these pages of Goodreads, but this time I have to say: What really elevates this novel is its aspiration, its experimentation, its history: While reading this one gets the sense that there is no purpose in life, that we are just along for the ride, while natural laws and theoretical ideas are only toys we use for exercising the gifts of reason and story.

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 View all 6 comments. Virgil claims, as he asks his friends and then Augustus, to let him destroy the Aeneid because it is all surface; he has not succeeded in perceiving reality.


The Death of Virgil

When “The brovh, his first novel, was published, he was Its also unclear whether the friends in vigilio room can see the servant or if they are just ignoring him.

It varies from book to book how they are used and how important they are, and all readers have different opinions about which one s matter to them. Jan 06, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: If it were not for Nora Barnacle, wife of James Joyce, much of that work of genius would have been lost to a fire from which in a ve of quick witted work she managed to retrieve it.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In one scene, Virgil sits in his room discussing the fate of his unfinished masterpiece with two of his friends. Get to Know Us. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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La Muerte de Virgilio

September 7, Language: However, not to downplay the experience in any way but his time here was fortunately fairly brief due to the efforts of his many friends that eventually succeeded in gaining brroch release. Feb 20, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is nearing the end of his life with a feeling that “it brcoh 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.

Equally opposing forces drawn kicking and screaming into an unholy unity. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. You know how inventive German can be in the construction of composite words that do not really exist but most people would understand. Una lettura faticosa, spesso estenuante. It is a mammoth undertaking in execution, story and form and is nothing less than the work of an inspired genius at the top of his game.


In the end, the highs 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.

The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch

Hermann Broch 7 47 Nov 04, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Its unclear who the boy is and why he keeps visiting Virgil and Virgil has a difficult time even discovering the young boys name. And both books end with a death.

Jan 31, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is not an easy read, but well worth it and highly recommended. Return to Book Page. I can’t pretend to understand most of the stream of consciousness.

I can take a hard bite, when it comes to difficult literature, but this one just went too far for me. They passed into second immensity. In the very year the novel appeared, Broch confessed to ‘a deep revulsion’ from literature as such — ‘the domain of vanity and mendacity’.

I jest, of course, but only in part.

Trivia About The Death of Virgil. Austrian writers German writers Liechtenstein writers Swiss writers in German. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Mark Hebwood Oh dear: The author, Herrmann Broch, was Austrian writer born to Jewish parents in who later converted to Roman Catholicism at the age of 23 in His work has been insincere, his eye for beauty has led him astray, he has been no help to the real human world. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.