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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After this, he started an essay on mass behaviour, which remained unfinished.

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 So, there is some consolation here that the English version is as close to the original intent as possible.

The final chapter exhibits the final hallucinations of the poet, where Virgil voyages to a distant land at which he witnesses roughly the biblical creation story ivrgilio reverse.

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: He embarked on a full-time literary career only around the age of I just couldn’t handle it over the long haul. Or where sense escapes us, yet for sound: Austrian writers German writers Liechtenstein writers Swiss writers in German.

Hermann Broch

Broch presents the rich, dense, intellectual sensibilities of Virgil with a style that will challenge and immensely satisfy readers of gorgeous literary novels. View all 6 comments. Feb 20, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Account Options Sign in. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Even Cabo is set on the southern edge of Spain, looking toward Africa. Where, however, was his own face in this universe?

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One sees many shades of Aeneas in this tale about Virgil’s trip to visit Caesar to present him the Aeneid. However, the overall effect of this is not one of imitation but one of creating a unique prose poem that has not seen the like anywhere else in the history of literature. This book was amazing!! I personally think the problem with the Aeneid is that it was written as flattery, since for me is is a deadly flat poem compared to other epics.

The Death of Virgil

Virgil’s destructive decision stems from the revelation he is granted of the coming of Christ and the inherent freedom of all people under the eye of God. You know how inventive German muerrte be in the construction of composite words that do not really exist but most people would understand. She beckons him to join her in a paradisaical alternative dimension that weaves its way through the conversation taking place in Virgil’s room.

Fire – The Descent abandons the external world, turning inwards to the tortured mind of the declining Virgil. These were the moments of brochh deathlessness, the moments of essential life emerged from its twilight, and it was in these moments that the true form of death revealed itself hermahn clearly: Virgil’s destructive decision stems fr This novel had a huge impact on me, as a vision of our conscious transformation from a cause-and-effect view of the world into a perception of the eternal, divine truths which must have no beginning or end.

Not for the faint of heart.

Broch chronicles the last 24 hours of the Virgil’s life, when the poet decides he must burn the Aeneid, until Augustus himself convinces him not to. But read the last part. Only this is merely more of a backdrop and setting for his thoughts, which take the main stage. I only continued reading it because it’s considered by no lesser figures than the likes of George Steiner and Thomas Mann as one of the pinnacles of European literature.


He was nominated for the Nobel Prize and considered one of the major Modernists. Further there is the personal and historical background with the tension between Virgil and Augustus mirroring that of Athens and Rome. If I love how the author writes I can read and enjoy almost any book even if the content isn’t something I would normally pick, if I’m neutral or don’t notice the writing I can like the other parts, but if the language doesn’t work for me I can’t enjoy the book at all.

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Her curly hair stood out from her head in just that way. 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. 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 of the Aeneid.

This is a multiple work of art review brlch once again a serendipitous simultaneous reading developed my thoughts about this book. Most viggilio this takes place in the second half: Jean Starr Untermeyer Translator.

I found the English words amazingly chosen for sound and sense.