Posthumous Papers of a Living Author

byRobert MusilTranslated byPeter Wortsman

June 1, 2006|
Posthumous Papers of a Living Author by Robert Musil
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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.
Robert Musil (1880–1942), born in Vienna, was trained as a mathematician, behavioral psychologist, engineer, and philosopher. During WWI, he served as an officer in the Austrian Army on the Italian front. He died exiled and impoverished in Switzerland in 1942. Author of The Man Without Qualities, Young Törless, and Five Wome...
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Title:Posthumous Papers of a Living Author
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:179 pages, 6.2 X 5.5 X 0.57 in
Shipping dimensions:179 pages, 6.2 X 5.5 X 0.57 in
Published:June 1, 2006
Publisher:Steerforth Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780976395041

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