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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Or rather, Broch fails to sew it all up together. In this book, Virgil is dying see the title and on his deathbed, while feverish and hallucinating, he looks back on his life and work and feels that he has failed in what he tried to do, which was to create a work of art that would both mirror the real world and show how to make it better.

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.

The breadth of its ideas and the corresponding lack of structure make for a challenging read, but a rich source for contemplation. Out of the last hours of Virgil’s life and the final stirrings of his consciousness, the Austrian writer Hermann Broch fashioned one of the great works of twentieth-century modernism, a book that emb 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.

Cancel Forgot your password? Later, inhe sold the textile factory and decided to study mathematics, philosophy and psychology at the University of Vienna. Please enter your name. When “The sleepwalkers”, his first novel, was published, he was Jean Starr Untermeyer Translator.


The year was What I’ve discovered is that while I talk and think about the characters the most, love an interesting and vivid setting, and can take or leave plot, the real deal breaker for me is the language. I say Platonic because Broch says it. There are passages in The Death of Virgil that are just breathtaking. Well, here is an example of what is in store for the stalwart who embark: One additional pleasure to be found in the text is its beauty on a purely musical level.

Just go with it, Man. I would therefore suggest reading it relatively quickly, and not lingering on each individual pronouncement of profundity. There is much in this tale about the challenges of writers to capture the 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. In addition to asking about perception, both are asking what has happened to my Germany, and how do I find my way forward? Yet on the ship that immediately followed was the poet of the Aeneid and death’s signet was graved upon his brow.

I was immediately captivated by the first section Water – The Arrival of The Death of Virgilwith its masterful, lyrical prose: So why is Virgil upset with his art? Virgil also hallucinates about a woman, perhaps a mother figure or a long lost lover. But read the last part. Metafiction is somewhat of a bore to me, so the third section had me skipping ahead a few times. 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.

La muerte de Virgilio

Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream…. But lets not quibble.

Spanish View all editions and formats Rating: Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Virgil simultaneously speaks with the boy and speaks about the boy with his two friends who cannot see him. At first cautiously introducing themes of rebirth brocj existential extrapolations on time and being lifted directly from Heideggerand finally abandoning all subtlety and throwing in the Messianic birth to a Virgin and the ensuing holy trinity as a prophecy, 20 years before the birth of Christ and on page Would you also like to submit a review for this item?


Here, the artistry of the written word is not just window dressing to hang dazzling forms of expression but are also equal in power to its very message.

The Death of Virgil

The first two sections are incredibly consistent, religiously intense, and before beginning the third section I was predicting that this would be in my top 5 reads of all time.

Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Dec 27, Joe rated it vigrilio was amazing Shelves: I jest, of course, but only in part.

The name field is required. It isn’t just the subject or the experimenal writing, since my favorite Woolf is The waves, so I’ve come to realize that it’s Broch’s language that throws me out.

A sensitive and patient reader will be generously rewarded by the sheer poetry of the rich and meaningful language written by a first-rate, unheralded genius in Hermann Broch. Rome Italy Brindisi19 Italy. La muerte de Virgilio Author: Virgil claims to have finally realized that love is the highest value, but it still seems he means idealized love in the amorous sense, while he accepts the faults of his friends.

La muerte de Virgilio es, sin lugar a dudas, una de las vvirgilio fundamentales de la narrativa del siglo XX.

Virgil felt on the verge of — what?