The Man Without Qualities

March 24, 2017|
The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
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Part satire, part visionary epic, part intellectual tour de force It is 1913, and Viennese high society is gripped by a mission to find an appropriate way of celebrating the seventieth jubilee of the accession of Emperor Franz Josef. But as the aristocracy tries to salvage something illustrious out of the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the ordinary Viennese world is beginning to show signs of more serious rebellion. Caught in the middle of this social labyrinth is Ulrich: youngish, rich, an ex-soldier, seducer and scientist. Unable to deceive himself that the jumble of attributes and values that his world has bestowed on him amounts to anything so innate as a ''character'', he is effectively a man ''without qualities'', a brilliant, detached observer of the spinning, racing society around him. Part satire, part visionary epic, part intellectual tour de force, The Man Without Qualities is a work of immeasurable importance.
Robert Musil was born in Klagenfurt, Austria, in 1880. Trained in science and philosophy, he left a career in the military to turn to writing. The publication of his novel Young Törless in 1906 brought him international recognition and remains a classic parable on the misuse of power. After serving in the First World War, Musil...
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Title:The Man Without Qualities
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:1152 pages, 7.66 X 6.49 X 2.05 in
Shipping dimensions:1152 pages, 7.66 X 6.49 X 2.05 in
Published:March 24, 2017
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781447289432

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