Agathe

Download or Read eBook Agathe PDF written by Robert Musil and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2019-12-17 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Agathe

Book Synopsis Agathe by : Robert Musil

From the author of 'A Man without Qualities,' a novel about spirituality in the modern world. Agathe is the sister of Ulrich, the restless and elusive “man without qualities” at the center of Robert Musil’s great, unfinished novel of the same name. For years Agathe and Ulrich have ignored each other, but when brother and sister find themselves reunited over the bier of their dead father, they are electrified. Each is the other’s spitting image, and Agathe, who has just separated from her husband, is even more defiant and inquiring than Ulrich. Beginning with a series of increasingly intense “holy conversations,” the two gradually enlarge the boundaries of sexuality, sensuality, identity, and understanding in pursuit of a new, true form of being that they are seeking to discover. Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities is perhaps the most profoundly exploratory and unsettling masterpiece of twentieth-century fiction. Agathe, or, The Forgotten Sister reveals with new clarity a particular dimension of this multidimensional book—the dimension that meant the most to Musil himself and that inspired some of his most searching writing. The outstanding translator Joel Agee captures the acuity, audacity, and unsettling poetry of a book that is meant to be nothing short of life-changing.

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  • Publisher – New York Review of Books
  • Total Pages – 401
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781681373836
  • ISBN-13 – 1681373831

Precision and Soul

Download or Read eBook Precision and Soul PDF written by Robert Musil and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Precision and Soul

Book Synopsis Precision and Soul by : Robert Musil

"We do not have too much intellect and too little soul, but too little precision in matters of the soul."—Robert Musil Best known as author of the novel The Man without Qualities, Robert Musil wrote these essays in Vienna and Berlin between 1911 and 1937. Offering a perspective on modern society and intellectual life, they are concerned with the crisis of modern culture as it manifests itself in science and mathematics, capitalism and nationalism, the changing roles of women and writers, and more. Writing to find his way in a world where moral systems everywhere were seemingly in decay, Musil strives to reconcile the ongoing conflict between functional relativism and the passionate search for ethical values. Robert Musil was born in 1880 and died in 1942. His first novel, Young Törless, is available in English. A new two-volume translation by Burton Pike and Sophie Wilkins of The Man without Qualities is forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf. "Now we have these thirty-one invaluable and entertaining pieces, from an article on 'The Obscene and Pathological in Art' to the equally provocative talk 'On Stupidity,' which, with a new translation of The Man without Qualities forthcoming . . . amount to a literary event for the reader of English comparable to Constance Garnett's massive translation of Chekhov's stories."—Joseph Coates, Chicago Tribune "Musil is one of the few great moderns, one of the handful who ventured to confront the issues that shape and define our time. . . . He has a range and a striking capacity every bit as great as that of Mann, Joyce, or Beckett."—Boston Review "These essays are crucial in understanding a writer and critic whose lifelong task was an attempt to resolve the dichotomy between the precision of scientific form and the soul—the matter of life and art."—Choice

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  • Publisher – University of Chicago Press
  • Total Pages – 331
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780226554099
  • ISBN-13 – 0226554090

Posthumous Papers of a Living Author

Download or Read eBook Posthumous Papers of a Living Author PDF written by Robert Musil and published by Archipelago. This book was released on 2012-04-21 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Posthumous Papers of a Living Author

Book Synopsis Posthumous Papers of a Living Author by : Robert Musil

This collection of exploratory pieces, short stories, and reflections was originally published in Zurich in 1936. It was the last volume Robert Musil published before his sudden death in 1942. Musil had begun to fathom the impossibility of com- pleting his monumental masterpiece The Man Without Qualities and this volume reveals a radically different aspect of his work. Musil observes a fly’s tragic struggle with flypaper, the laughter of a horse; he peers through microscopes and telescopes, dissecting both large and small. Musil’s quest for the essential is a voyage into the minute.

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  • Publisher – Archipelago
  • Total Pages – 193
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781935744481
  • ISBN-13 – 1935744488

A Companion to the Works of Robert Musil

Download or Read eBook A Companion to the Works of Robert Musil PDF written by Philip Payne and published by Camden House. This book was released on 2007 with total page 471 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Companion to the Works of Robert Musil

Book Synopsis A Companion to the Works of Robert Musil by : Philip Payne

A fresh and extensive look at the works of the great Austrian novelist in the context of the German and Austrian culture of his time.

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  • Publisher – Camden House
  • Total Pages – 471
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781571131102
  • ISBN-13 – 1571131108

Robert Musil's 'The Man Without Qualities'

Download or Read eBook Robert Musil's 'The Man Without Qualities' PDF written by Philip Payne and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1988-08-26 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Robert Musil's 'The Man Without Qualities'

Book Synopsis Robert Musil's 'The Man Without Qualities' by : Philip Payne

This, the first comprehensive study of The Man Without Qualities, guides the reader towards Musil's central concerns.

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  • Publisher – Cambridge University Press
  • Total Pages – 0
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780521340328
  • ISBN-13 – 0521340322