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It is , and Viennese high society is gripped by a mission to find an appropriate way of celebrating the seventieth jubilee of the accession of Emperor Franz Josef. But as the aristocracy tries to salvage something illustrious out of the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the ordinary Viennese world is beginning to show signs of more serious rebellion.
Caught in the middle of this social labyrinth is Ulrich: youngish, rich, an ex-soldier, seducer and scientist. Unable to deceive himself that the jumble of attributes and values that his world has bestowed on him amounts to anything so innate as a 'character', he is effectively a man 'without qualities', a brilliant, detached observer of the spinning, racing society around him.
Part satire, part visionary epic, part intellectual tour de force, The Man Without Qualities is a work of immeasurable importance. El hombre sin atributos xrm-rvo TinyCat. Toggle Dropdown Advanced Search. Call number Ask About This. Series The Man Without Qualities. Tags Alemany , Narrativa. Genres Fiction. Collections Your library , Narrativa. Publication Barcelona : Seix Barral, , 4 v. Description It is , and Viennese high society is gripped by a mission to find an appropriate way of celebrating the seventieth jubilee of the accession of Emperor Franz Josef.
Media reviews Wikipedia-DE. Musil's monumental novel contains more than 1, pages depending on edition in three volumes, the last of which was published by Musil's wife after his death. The novel is famous for the irony with which Musil displays Austrian society shortly before World War I. The story takes place in in Vienna, capital of Austria-Hungary which Musil refers to by the playful name Kakanien Versalia — Das Literaturportal.
User reviews LibraryThing member tchelyzt. My first shot at TMWQ was almost twenty years ago. Fifty pages into it I knew it was my kind of book. One hundred pages in and I was losing my way. I put it aside for later.
Returning to it a couple of years later, the experience was identical. And the patern continued again and again with the passage of time; each times I abandoned it, but not definitively. I had the feeling it was a book that could please me a lot. Then it made it to the status of new year resolution. Sadly, the saga ends here. So how was it? Great, amusing, provocative, ironic and dull by turns. The English, presumably consistently with the original German, is beautiful but not exactly vernacular.
I found myself reading passages from it to friends and family and recording them in my blog. This is one of the finest novels, of its time, that I've ever come across. You go into depth into the minds of the characters, their philosophies, feelings, and situations. Musil brings Vienna to life, with all its tribulations, mysteries, and intrigues. Furthermore, he establishes the characters with such a strong base that they are vivid and lifelike.
A truly magnificent novel that touches on so much and that I believe is still highly relevant today. This is not one to be missed. Subjects Austria Fiction. Austria History Fiction. German fiction. German fiction 20th century Translations into English.
German fiction Translations into English. Psychological fiction. Vienna Austria Fiction. Norwegian Book Clubs' top books of all time. Daniel S. Burt's Novel Le Monde's Books of the Century. Philip Ward's Lifetime Reading Plan. Best German Novels of the Twentieth Century. Best Works of Literature by Piero Scaruffi.
Language Spanish. Original language German. Original publication date Third book Rowohlt, Lausanne fragment. Physical description , 6, , 5, , 3, p. Similar in this library Tutte le poesie by Eugenio Montale. Vocabulari familiar by Natalia Ginzburg. Auto de fe by Elias Canetti. Canti by Giacomo Leopardi. Cancionero by Francesco Petrarca. Obra negra by Marguerite Yourcenar. El difunt Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello. This is xrm-rvo's personal library, powered by TinyCat.
El hombre sin atributos
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