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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This is definitely a book that needs to come with a merit certificate at the finish line. You too pressed on in the darkness, pressed on for homecoming journey, there where the moonbeams quivered in light on the ebbing sea The basic straight-forward story is short and quickly told: My library Help Advanced Hermsnn Search.

The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch

While I don’t mean to dispute other people’s incorrigible mental states, I must submit my own testimony. 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. Virgil seems, by all counts, to have been broh homosexual individual. What goes through the mind of a poet on the verge of death?

In his exile, he helped other persecuted jews In was published his masterpiece, “The Dead of Virgil”. Thus, the book becomes more of a psychological one over one of any action. Evil is a conscious choice whereas crowds have no consciousness.

The Death of Virgil

Reading this novel is like being floated gently downstream, submerged in warm and fragrant water. The breadth of its ideas and the corresponding lack of structure make for a challenging read, but a rich source for contemplation. This is not an easy read, but well worth it and highly recommended. Advanced Search Find a Library. La muerte de Virgilio es, sin lugar a dudas, una de las obras fundamentales de la narrativa del siglo XX.


Whether you believe or not, you must undergo this trial whereby you know there are things you cannot know. More like this Similar Items. What I want to know is, where is my prize? Among other people, I recommend this book for writers with angst. 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.

La muerte de Virgilio

Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. It isn’t just the subject or the experimenal writing, since my favorite Woolf is The jermann, so I’ve come to realize that it’s Broch’s language that throws me out. Broch’s vision of the immanence of death will probably be regarded as his most broc contribution to human experience.

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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. The long descriptions of existence and creation come seemingly from a trance, with Broch determined to write everything Virgil sees, no matter how exhaustive or immense the resulting catalog of existence is.

And subsequently, here comes Plotia. While talking with his two acquaintances Virgil has a series of overlapping illusions.

OK, so Virgil is a randomly chosen vehicle for existential angst. A new artistic expression, or a salvation through human service?


Oh yes, where do I apply for my merit badge for finishing this? This totality is reflected in great works of art like Faust and the late works of Be Hermann Broch was fifty-one years old in when he began to write The Death of Virgil. He wants to start again but it’s too late for that For me reading Death of Virgil was a downright ecstatic experience.

I’ve learnt that the German and this English translation were published simultaneously, and Broch worked closely with Untermeyer. Please enter your name. For all its ambition, much of The Death of Virgil is undeniably dense, abstruse, and difficult to follow.

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 What goes through the mind of a poet on the verge of death? These images go on for pages and pages, without any breaks or pauses, with the sentences that never seemed to end and repeated the same things over and over with some variations, and as the book went on and Virgil slipped away he became more and more metaphysical in the way he described the universe.

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. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: