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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This page was last edited on 24 Juneat Want to Read saving…. My favorite writers when it comes to language is Virginia Woolf and and Patrick O’Brian, where it almost doesn’t matter what they write because I will read it muegte like it. 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.

Surely he was also the boundlessness aiming towards btoch flight! He was nominated for the Nobel Prize and considered one of the major Modernists. He attended a technical college for textile manufacture and a spinning and weaving college. Now, I do find the fleshless union with Plotia, along with part 4, the Homecoming, to be the most lyrical and magical renditions in the book, but still. Or where sense escapes us, yet for sound: Anna Akhmatova Richard Aldington W. Murte with This Book.

Further there is the personal and historical background with the tension between Virgil and Augustus mirroring that of Athens and Rome. His work has been insincere, his eye for beauty has led him astray, he has been no help herman the real human world. I just couldn’t handle it over the long haul.


Must they be exiled by their fate to become an artist of this world?

The Death of Virgil

Broch died in So finally, why doth one need a prize for ploughing through this black lava flow of a narrative? This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Hermann Broch und die Moderne: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. With the use of third person narrative that often seems like a “stream of consciousness” Hermann Broch is able to put the reader inside the head of Virgil for much of the book.

The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch

Una lettura faticosa, spesso estenuante. 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.

It is the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar’s enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, where he will shortly die. Effectively, he rewrites Virgil through the kaleidoscope of 20c mantra. I found the English words amazingly chosen for sound and sense. However, what he ‘s done in “Virgil” is try way too hard to convey some aesthetic notions of the ethics of art in a bombastic, repetitive, and downright treacly way.

He has visions of a young boy who earlier in the book Virgil spied weaving his way through the clamoring mob. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Her curly hair stood muete from her head in just that way. Thus, the book becomes more of a psychological one over one of any action.


La muerte de Virgilio – Hermann Broch – Google Books

As a friend and I were just discussing, Broch’s masterpiece seems muerfe poignant and relevant today. Nelle ore che precedono la morte, Virgilio riconsidera con una nuova consapevolezza la sua vita e la sua opera, cadendo in una disperazione senza via d’uscita: The Sleepwalkers is a trilogy, where Broch takes “the degeneration of values” as his theme.

Here are a couple of the passages I marked up: E questo fa abbastanza impressione se si pensa che Broch ha scritto la maggio parte di questo romanzo in un carcere nazista, sicuro di andare incontro alla morte non meno di quanto lo fosse Virgilio a Brindisi.

It was in this dismal and foreboding setting that he began work writing this particular novel. The year was Account Options Sign in. Views Read Edit Oa history.

What I’ve discovered is that while I talk and think about the virtilio the most, love an interesting and vivid setting, and can take or leave plot, the real deal breaker for me is the language. For a more complete listing, see the MLA bibliography. Broch presents the rich, dense, intellectual sensibilities of Virgil with a style that will challenge and immensely satisfy readers of gorgeous literary novels.

While talking to his friends and the emperor Virgil tries to explain why he feels this way, and how false mueret 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.