Musil Diaries

byRobert Musil, Philip PayneTranslated byMark Jay Mirsky

December 10, 1999|
Musil Diaries by Robert Musil
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Robert Musil is ranked alongside Marcel Proust and James Joyce for his monumental, unfinished novel, The Man Without Qualities. His Diaries, a distillation of forty-three years of material, are valuable in a number of ways: as a first-hand historical document of life in twentieth-century central Europe, as a kind of unwitting autobiography of a great novelist, and as a writer''s notebook that details the moods of artistic adventure.Readers will gain keen insights into Musil''s passage from scientist, to soldier, to novelist, in honest passages that reveal the man in all his humor, ambition, frustration, and transcendence.
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...
Title:Musil Diaries
Product dimensions:624 pages, 9.25 X 7.38 X 1.28 in
Shipping dimensions:624 pages, 9.25 X 7.38 X 1.28 in
Published:December 10, 1999
Publisher:Basic Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780465016518

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