The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch. Praise. “Broch is the greatest novelist European literature has produced since Joyce, and The Death of Virgil represents the only genuine technical advance.

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He allegedly had an affinity to a woman called Plotia, but refused carnal relations with her. For all its ambition, much of The Death of Virgil is undeniably dense, abstruse, and difficult to follow. In this dark, furious dreamscape, we stand upon ever shifting terrain, never in control, unable to separate the real from the imagined. Broch’s virgi, ranks near the very top of the world’s most masterfully articulated, literary novels and is truly worthy of the high critical acclaim it has received on this site by extremely bright readers.

From the front-page review brpch The New York Times Book Review to the international acclaim it received, The Death of Virgil was recognized vigril one of the most significant novels of our time. This signals another edge that will be important throughout the novel as Virgil in his illness hovers between life and death.

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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. View all 4 comments. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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I have a very low tolerance for such writing and, when I come across things like this, divorced from their context, I wonder how I can have got through the novel once, let alone four times: 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. While talkin There are passages in The Death of Virgil that are just breathtaking.

The Best Books of The Sleepwalkers was his first major work. Please provide an email address. The death of Virgil is a book that really didn’t work for me, and I’ve spent some time trying to figure herrmann why. Other books in this series. 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.

Surely he was also the boundlessness aiming towards the flight! But both writers are obsessed with the search and how to vigril and capture reality.

Caesar dissuades him from destroying his manuscript. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.


It isn’t just the subject or the experimenal writing, since my favorite Woolf is The waves, so I’ve come to realize that ceath Broch’s language that throws me out. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

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Untermeyer provides full poetic justice in her translation to richly bring to life in English a truly memorable work and one of life’s greatest literary treasures. He wants to burn the Aeneid, is talked out of it by Augustus, and he dictates his last will to his friends.

Finally, in Air – The Homecomingall fetters are removed, and the mind soars where it may.


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In one scene, Virgil sits in his room discussing the fate of his unfinished masterpiece with two of his friends.