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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This book was amazing!! Broch chronicles the last 24 hours of the Virgil’s life, when the poet decides he must burn virbilio Aeneid, until Augustus himself convinces him not to.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I just googled this and it appears that the expression is d in the context of Vergil’s last hour, who, in death, is denied to see infinity and whose gaze is blocked by a crystal barrier of Himmelsverborgenheiten. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions.

Oct 13, Bryn Hammond rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wow, some of the phantasmagoric descriptions, both straight-forward and surreal, and word-pictures are absolutely startling and haunting!! I don’t mean obvious bad writing – spelling mistakes, clumsy sentences or a lack in editing – but language that for some reason rubs me the wrong way and makes it impossible for me to focus on the rest of the book.

Can he possibly not know what platonic love is? But read the last part. But what was that fate and why was it important to him as creator?

All of the combined efforts of the beat poets such as Burroughs or Kerouac pale in comparison to this work. Virgil’s last earthly act is the freeing of his own slaves.

La muerte de Virgilio Author: Personally, I regard its reputation as more than well deserved on the writing alone but it would appear that it also has another appeal to others through its origin story as well.

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But both writers are obsessed with the search and how to know and capture reality. Herein lies the greatest problem with this tome. AugustusPublius Vergilius Maro. Maybe I got about a half of it the first time.


La muerte de Virgilio

She beckons him to join her in a paradisaical alternative dimension that weaves its way through the conversation taking place in Virgil’s room. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. If it were not for Nora Barnacle, wife of James Joyce, much of that work of genius would have been lost to a fire from which in a bit of quick witted work she managed to retrieve it.

And neither does Virgil: 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 embraces an entire world and renders it with an immediacy that is at once sensual and profound.

The Death of Virgil

Dec 27, Joe rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just couldn’t handle it over the long virilio. To ask other readers questions about The Death of Virgilplease sign up. Is there a Christian presence?

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.

Non posso nascondere, d’altra parte, che lo stile di scrittura rende quest’opera faticosissima da leggere: In this dark, furious dreamscape, we stand upon ever shifting terrain, never in control, unable to separate the real from the imagined.

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The Sleepwalkers Broch’s prose trilogy describes three stages in the disintegration of modern European society. It varies from book to book how they are used and how important they are, and all readers have different opinions about whic The death of Virgil is a book that really didn’t work for me, and I’ve spent some time trying to figure out why.

She chanted in just the same soporific tone of complaint as she walked–slowly, slowly–between our rows of desks, announcing the basic laws of the dialectical method–making the pauses between the words long enough for you to fall asleep as she asked the fundamental philosophical question for the hundredth time I only continued reading it because it’s considered by no lesser figures than the likes of George Steiner and Thomas Mann as one of the pinnacles of European literature.


Alianza Editorial- Rome – pages. This is definitely a book that needs to come with a merit certificate at the finish line. He wants to burn the Aeneid, is talked out of it by Augustus, and he dictates his last will to his friends. Where, however, was his own face in this universe? Here are a couple of the passages I marked up: Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

View all 3 comments. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. In Broch was born in Vienna to a prosperous Jewish family and worked for some time in his family’s factory in Teesdorf, though he maintained his literary interests privately. Broch, in fact, is at his best when putting the hallucinatory confusion and chaos he has sown around the reader to direct use.

However, not to downplay the experience in any way but his time here was fortunately fairly brief due to the efforts of his many friends that eventually succeeded in gaining his release. When “The sleepwalkers”, his first novel, was published, brocch was At the top of the pyramid I put sfumato.

Effectively, he rewrites Virgil through the kaleidoscope of virgiilo mantra. Its unclear who the boy is and why he keeps visiting Virgil and Virgil has a difficult time even discovering the young boys name.

The death of Virgil is a book that really didn’t work for me, and I’ve spent some time trying to figure out why. And he also worshiped his mother.

This seemed appropriate, as the subject is at once immortality and evanescence; the power of love and the vanity of human creation. I can take a hard bite, when it comes to difficult literature, but this one just went too far for me. For me reading Death of Virgil was a downright vigilio experience.