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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Hermann Broch

The breadth of its ideas and the corresponding lack of structure make for a challenging read, but a rich source for contemplation. The plot of this novel is centered on the famous Roman poet Virgil who has taken seriously ill with a fever while traveling to visit the emperor by royal command.

Want to Read saving…. He commands the manuscript of the Aeneid to be destroyed, not because it is incomplete or imperfect but because it is poetry and not ‘knowledge’. Non posso nascondere, d’altra parte, che lo stile di scrittura rende quest’opera faticosissima da leggere: It isn’t just the subject or the experimenal writing, since my favorite Woolf is The waves, so I’ve come to realize that it’s Broch’s language that throws me out. Feb 20, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 11, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: Read more Read less.


And both books end with a death.

As a friend and I were just discussing, Broch’s masterpiece seems especially poignant and relevant today. For all its kuerte, much of The Death of Virgil is undeniably dense, abstruse, and difficult to follow.

And I’m definitely a fan of the Modernist several-pages-to-a-sent i went into this book with high hopes.

View all 16 comments. E questo fa abbastanza impressione se si pensa che Broch ha scritto la maggio parte di questo romanzo in un carcere nazista, sicuro di andare incontro alla morte non meno di quanto lo fosse Virgilio a Brindisi.

Jan 31, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

What follows does not deliver to the promise of this opening: Hermann Broch died in in New HavenConnecticut. At the final moment, he hears the word of God, the one word for which there is no language, and he is peacefully destroyed by it. This marriage dured until Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Not a good thing to have two cocktails at once.

If I love how the author writes I can read and enjoy almost any book even if the content isn’t something I would normally pick, if I’m neutral or don’t notice the writing I can like the other parts, but if the language doesn’t work for me I can’t enjoy the book at all. Ka would therefore suggest reading it relatively quickly, and not lingering on each individual pronouncement of profundity.


This page was last edited on 24 Juneat Or rather, Broch fails to sew it all up together. I was immediately captivated by the first section Water – The Arrival of The Brocg of Virgilwith its masterful, lyrical prose: Among other people, I recommend this book for writers with angst.

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.

And subsequently, here comes Plotia. For ‘The old is dying, the new cannot be born’ – Gramsci Burn the Aeneid.

La Muerte de Virgilio : Hermann Broch :

Out of the last hours of Virgil’s life and the final stirrings of his consciousness, the Austrian writer Hermann Broch fashioned one of the great works of twentieth-century lx, a book that embraces an entire world and renders it with an immediacy that is at once sensual and profound. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Published January 15th by Vintage first published Share your thoughts with other muertr. Inwith the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany, neither his heritage nor his newfound religion put him in good standing with the fascist regime and he was interned in a concentration camp.

With “Virgil” this was a nightly occurrence.