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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View all 4 comments. 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 as co-author. One of the best. Return to Book Page. While talking with his two acquaintances Virgil has a series of overlapping illusions. Right at the beginning I floundered: For ‘The old is dying, the new cannot be born’ – Gramsci Burn the Aeneid.

I finished it in just a few days, practically in a trance. This writing here is literally a song cycle of sorts, repeating key words and phrases as the narrative progresses that slowly builds to up to a crescendo in its frenzied pace and surreal imagery.

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. 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: And he also worshiped his mother.


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The Death of Virgil

Please verify that you are not a robot. Which apparently reads as a poem in German, and a labour of, well, labour in English. The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. The servant and the young muerye take turns interrupting one another and Virgil as the layers of hallucination begin to pile up and a chorus of confusion rises to a fervent pitch.

It sounds as if this word was especially made up for the occasion. 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 and the modern.

The plot of this novel is centered on the famous Roman poet Virgil who has taken seriously ill with a fever while traveling to visit the emperor by royal command. Epic theme, interesting exiled author Viennese Jew fled to the Virgikio and wrote this after the trauma of fascismlyricism, density, blurbs from heavyweights like Hannah Arendt and George Steiner.

View all 16 comments. 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: In some cases the language is beautiful: Thus, the book becomes more of a psychological one brochh one of any action.


Effectively, he rewrites Virgil through the kaleidoscope of 20c mantra. But both writers are virgili with the search and how to know and capture reality. In this dark, furious dreamscape, we stand upon ever shifting terrain, never in control, unable to separate the real from the imagined. Reaching his fiftieth year was significant for Broch as a time that would allow him to achieve this sort of significance in his own writing.

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Only this is merely more of a backdrop and setting for his thoughts, which take the main stage. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Broch, in fact, is at his best when putting the hallucinatory confusion and chaos he has hermznn around the reader to direct use.

Account Options Sign in. This cirgilio not an easy read, but well worth it and highly recommended. May 21, Jane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some features of WorldCat will not be available.