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 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. Buy La Muerte De Virgilio/ the Deaf of Virgilio by Hermann Broch (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on.

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Equally opposing forces drawn kicking and screaming into an unholy unity. So, there is some consolation here that the English version is as close to the original intent as possible.

In he converted to Roman Catholicism and married Franziska von Rothermann, the daughter of a uermann manufacturer. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. The basic straight-forward story is short and quickly told: The E-mail Address es field is hrmann. I know there are people who can enjoy this style, as I can see brovh these pages of G I can take a hard bite, when it comes to difficult literature, but this one just went too far for me.

You may send this item to up to five recipients. Even though Virgil dearly loved the life of study and thought in Athens he was torn by brlch memories of home as he arrived in Brundisium: What goes through the mind of a poet on the verge of death? I would therefore suggest reading it relatively quickly, and not lingering on nroch individual pronouncement of profundity. However, as the English translator, Jean Starr Untermeyer, worked closely with the author for over a period of five years on this book and it is often said that she should nearly be credited ee co-author.

Where, however, was his own face in this universe? Feb 17, J. As a friend and I were just discussing, Broch’s masterpiece seems especially poignant and relevant today.

I’m not going to say it’s Broch’s fault, necessarily, hence the three stars, but I also couldn’t say that I got everything out of it that I’d hoped. There is much in this tale about the challenges of writers to capture the true essence of life and the torment by Virgil about his inability to truly capture it in the Aeneid.

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Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Jun 11, David Lentz broh it it was amazing. Characters, Plot, Setting and Language. The farewell voyage goes on into an experience of the animism of the cosmos. But I also chose another one mkerte the list, a swashbuckler, to offset it: While talking to his friends and the emperor Virgil tries to explain why he feels this way, and how false art shouldn’t be preserved or read and that therefore he wants to burn the Aeneid, and in between he has these really intense images or hallucinations.

Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Here, the artistry of the written word is not just window dressing to hang dazzling forms of expression but merte also equal in power to its very message.

Epic theme, interesting exiled author Viennese Jew fled to the States and wrote this after the trauma of fascismlyricism, density, blurbs from heavyweights like Hannah Arendt and George Steiner. Una lettura faticosa, spesso estenuante.

La muerte de Virgilio

Surely he was also the boundlessness aiming towards the flight! The breadth of its ideas and the corresponding lack of structure make for a challenging read, but a rich source for contemplation.

Virgil also hallucinates about a woman, perhaps a mother figure or a long lost lover. More like this Similar Items. 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. Next I add a splash of Brlch and a sprinkle of Drambui. Jan 31, Chris rated it it was hfrmann Shelves: Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Account Options Sign in. The pulse of the novel is a metafictional one; the ancient Roman writer Virgil is faced with the decision of burning The Aeneid before his death. Broh name field is required. And I’m definitely a fan of the Modernist several-pages-to-a-sent i went into this book with high hopes. View all 4 comments.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The writing goes at a herman pitch for the entire book, stopping only to hfrmann into Virgil and Augustus’s philosophical debate.

Apr 28, Geoff added it. Aug 02, Jacob Hurley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Broch presents the rich, dense, intellectual sensibilities of Virgil with a style that will challenge and immensely satisfy readers of gorgeous literary novels. Alianza Editorial- Rome – pages.

The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch

The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. For me reading Death of Virgil was a downright ecstatic experience. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Published January 15th by Vintage first published Hell, I even decided to read The Aeneid before delving into this one just because it’s ridiculous that I hadn’t and I wanted to brooch the backstory.

Hard to follow at points, intensely abstract, dialectical within the interior monologue the narrator seems to overhear himself puzzling over the ideas and concepts he approaches and very innovative and at times deeply powerful and moving but Broch’s vision of the immanence of death will probably be regarded as his most original contribution to human experience.

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