Five Women

byRobert MusilTranslated byEithne Wilkins

July 16, 2010|
Five Women by Robert Musil
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Extravagant, sensual, mystical, and autobiographical, these stories by a modernist master are, as Frank Kermode notes in his preface, "elaborate attempts to use fiction for its true purposes, the discovery and regeneration of the human world." Robert Musil, author of The Man Without Qualities, is a modernist writer of extremely profound literary influence and significance and these stories are an ideal entry into his world.

Musil's Young Torless is a novel of troubled adolescence set in a military school, modeled on the one attended by both Musil and Rainer Maria Rilke. It was his first book and was immediately successful. He then abandoned his studies in engineering, logic, and experimental psychology and turned to writing. He was an officer in the Austr...
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Title:Five Women
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 7.91 X 5.91 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 7.91 X 5.91 X 0.79 in
Published:July 16, 2010
Publisher:David R. Godine, Publisher
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781567924015

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