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 by Hermann Broch, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Download Citation on ResearchGate | La muerte de Virgilio / Hermann Broch | Traducción de: Der Tod des Vergil }.

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A native speaker might sense more than know what the word means, it is itself a form of poetry, it carries meaning like perfume carries a scent.

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And both books end with a death. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But I also chose another one off the list, a swashbuckler, to offset it: Among other people, I recommend this book for writers with angst. Surely he was also the boundlessness aiming towards the flight!

Or rather, Broch fails to sew it all up together. This totality is reflected in great works of art like Faust and the late works of Be Hermann Broch was fifty-one years old in when he began to write The Death of Virgil.

This totality is reflected in great works of art like Faust and the late works of Beethoven. The Met opera also resonated with The Death Oct 09, Joshua rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. OK, so Virgil is a randomly chosen vehicle for existential angst. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Virgil felt on the verge of — what? Read more Read less. Non posso nascondere, d’altra parte, che lo stile di scrittura rende quest’opera faticosissima da leggere: Guy Davenport says this book “may be the final elegy closing the long duration of a European literature from Homer to Joyce.

The innovative, prose style of Broch reminded me of Proust with some of the longest and most beautiful sentences that I have ever read. He is nearing the end of his life with a feeling that “it was time itself that called down scorn upon him, the vvirgilio flood of time with its manifold voices,” and he may not be able to escape his fate.


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 muertee. Broch chronicles the last 24 hours of the Virgil’s life, when the poet decides virgiliio must burn the Aeneid, until Augustus himself convinces him not to. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. So, there is some consolation here that the English version is as close to the original intent as possible. 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.

Product details File Size: Want to Read saving…. Start reading La muerte de Virgilio on your Kindle in under a minute. The book ostensibly recounts the last day of Virgil’s life as he contemplates burning the Aeneid.

La Muerte de Virgilio

Very few novels actually push the form to its limit and make mufrte reconsider everything; Death of Virgil is one of them. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in Refresh and try again. One of the best. Loved it, by the way, so that was time well spent.

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He attended a technical college for textile manufacture and a spinning and weaving college. 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.

In the end, the highs far outweigh the lows of this novel though there are some pretty significant portions of the book that I could not get past fast enough. There is much in this tale about the challenges of writers to capture the true essence of life and the torment by Virgil about his inability to truly capture it in the Aeneid. Here, shocked by the balefulness Unheil of the society he glorifies in his Aeneidthe feverish Virgil resolves to burn his epic, but is thwarted by his close friend and emperor Augustus before he muertr to his fatal ailment.


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. For me reading Death of Virgil was a downright ecstatic experience. Rather than being a pretentious and dry example of Classic Litit is instead considered something of a legendary modern classic in every sense of the meaning.

Broch was born in Vienna to a prosperous Jewish family and worked for some time in his family’s factory, though he maintained his literary interests privately. Jun 16, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: With the use of third person narrative that often seems like a “stream of consciousness” Hermann Broch is able to put the reader inside the head of Virgil for much of the book. Metafiction is somewhat of a bore to me, so the third section had hroch skipping ahead a few times.

But what was that fate and why was it important to him as creator? Only falsehood wins renown, not understanding! 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.

Feb 17, J. After brlch, he moved to the United States. The servant and the young boy take turns interrupting one another and Virgil as the layers of hallucination begin to pile up and a chorus of confusion rises to a fervent pitch. Nelle ore che precedono la morte, Virgilio riconsidera con una nuova consapevolezza df sua vita e la sua opera, cadendo in una disperazione senza via d’uscita: