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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Virgil is so tormented by the inadequacies he finds in his masterpiece that he threatens to burn the Aeneid but is forbidden by Augustus to do so. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Begun while Broch was imprisoned in a German concentration camp, The Death of Virgil is part historical novel and part prose poem – and always an intensely musical and immensely evocative meditation on the relation between life and death, the ancient murete the modern.

In the very year the novel appeared, Broch confessed to ‘a deep revulsion’ from literature as such — ‘the domain of vanity and mendacity’. The breadth of muete ideas and the corresponding lack of structure make for a challenging read, but a rich source for contemplation. A native speaker might sense more than know what the word means, it is itself a form of poetry, it carries meaning like perfume carries ka scent.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I can’t pretend to understand most of the stream of consciousness. May 21, Jane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Any yet, as much as this novel fails and it could never succeed there is something within in, something that occurs during the process of reading, during the, yes, symphonic nature of the text and the concepts contained therein — it is almost as though, on their own, each idea is meaningless, yet somehow, when woven together, they can gesture towards something fundamental, and fundamentally inexpressible.


The Death of Virgil

Not for the faint of heart. At the top of the pyramid I put sfumato. Broch is a master of Zen paradox; throughout the novel he attempts to dissociate his readers from context by turning basic concepts into intangible contradictions. Don’t have a Kindle? The innovative, prose style of Broch reminded me of Proust with some of the longest and most beautiful sentences that I have ever read.

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I say Platonic because Broch says it. It wasn’t because of the obvious things – bad writing, one-dimensional characters, uninteresting plot – or because of a pet peeve, but I had to force myself to finish it. In depth, and existentially. Views Read Edit View history.

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Our emotionally wounded narrator has just realized that a convalescing vorgilio he sees hobble down the village promenade each morning in bgoch small Spanish town where he is holed up reminds him of his high school civics teacher in the former GDR: With the annexation of Austria by the NazisBroch was arrested, but a movement organized by friends — including James Joyce — managed to have him released and allowed to emigrate; first to Britain and then to the United Stateswhere he finished his novel The Death of Virgil and began to work, similar to Elias Canettion an essay on mass behaviour, which remained unfinished.


The year was 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. Virgil felt on the verge of — what? brochh

You know how inventive German can be in the construction of …more Oh dear: Jean Starr Brofh Translator. These were the moments of resounding deathlessness, the moments of essential life emerged from its twilight, and it was in these moments that the true form of death revealed itself most clearly: English Choose a language for shopping.

There’s also a servant in the room. Well, a thumb full. 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 virgillio to them.

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