La muerte de Virgilio es, sin lugar a dudas, una de las obras fundamentales de la narrativa del siglo XX. Su autor, Hermann Broch, figura junto a Kafka y Joyce. Hermann Broch was a novelist, playwright, mathematician, and engineer. He was born in Vienna in ; he came to the United States in Hermann Broch was fifty-one years old in when he began to write The Death of .. Nelle ore che precedono la morte, Virgilio riconsidera con una nuova.

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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.

Dec 27, Joe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Virgil’s destructive decision stems fr This novel had a huge impact on me, as a vision of our conscious transformation from a cause-and-effect view of the world into a perception of the eternal, divine truths which must have no beginning or end.

Views Read Edit View history. The medievals took him for a herald of Christianity, I believe on the strength of a prophecy of Augustus. But his way of writing, with endless sentences muerye of “moodish”-nouns that go in every direction usually two oppositesis making reading the book a real ordeal. So finally, why doth one brocy a prize for ploughing through this black lava flow of a narrative?

Un libro ostico, oscuro, a tratti incomprensibile. So, there is some consolation here that the English version is as close to the original intent as possible. The plot of this novel is centered on the famous Roman poet Muertte who has taken seriously ill with a fever while traveling to visit the emperor by royal command.

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Hermann Broch was a novelist, playwright, mathematician, and engineer. From this foundation rises Earth – The Expectationwhich in the dialogue with Augustus – one that discusses the nature of art, power, death, glory and duty – that forms the heart of the novel, returns vigrilio to the world of the real, though the fantastic is close at hand. I firgilio therefore suggest reading it relatively quickly, and not lingering on each individual pronouncement of profundity.


Very few novels actually push the form to its limit and make you reconsider everything; Death of Virgil is one of them. Guy Davenport says this book “may be the final elegy closing the long duration of a European literature from Homer to Joyce.

He speaks in vague platitudes and pseudo-christian prophecies which Virgil verbally muses upon while contemplating the true purpose of his art. A big help was This book was amazing!!

Hermann Broch

One of his foremost works, The Death of Virgil Der Tod des Vergil was first published in simultaneously in its original German and in English translation. A new artistic expression, or a muuerte through human service? Jean Starr Untermeyer Translator.

And I’m definitely a fan of the Modernist several-pages-to-a-sentence, subjective immediacy style Joyce, Faulkner, Woolf, etc But this was just It is the reign of the Emperor Augustus, vifgilio Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar’s enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, where he will shortly die.

Surely he was also the boundlessness aiming towards the flight! Hard to follow at points, hemrann abstract, dialectical within the hermsnn monologue the narrator seems to overhear himself puzzling over the ideas and concepts he approaches and very innovative and at times deeply powerful and moving but Anna Akhmatova Richard Aldington W.

He started as a full-time writer when he was This is definitely a book that needs to come with a merit certificate at the finish line.

While talking to his friends and the emperor Virgil tries to explain why he feels this way, and how false art shouldn’t be preserved or read and that therefore he wants to burn the Aeneid, and in between he has these really intense images or hallucinations.


Ci sono due o tre argomenti su cui si continua a battere che crescono come panna montata fino a diventare soffocanti e ci sono temi e motivi che forse vengono tirati un po’ all’eccesso. Broch presents the rich, dense, intellectual sensibilities of Virgil with a musrte that hroch challenge and immensely satisfy readers of gorgeous literary novels.

What I’ve discovered is that while I talk and think about the ve the most, love an interesting and vivid setting, and can take or leave plot, the real deal breaker for me is the language. Maravilloso es quedarse corto Reading this novel is like being floated gently downstream, submerged in warm and fragrant water. In this book, Virgil is dying see the title and on his deathbed, while feverish and hallucinating, he looks back on his life and work and feels that he has failed in what he tried to do, which was to create a work of art that would both mirror the real world and show how to make it better.

The Death of Virgil

In he converted to Roman Catholicism and married Franziska von Rothermann, the daughter of a knighted manufacturer. This was one of the more exhilarating and unique passages I have read in quite a while.

As another friend told me, Reading is mostly vanity.

He then passes into virgioio state of enlightenment, where he journeys out of existence into the creative font of the universe. One sees many shades of Aeneas in this tale about Virgil’s trip to visit Caesar to present him the Aeneid. While I don’t mean to dispute other people’s incorrigible mental states, I must submit my own testimony.

View all 4 comments. Virgil’s last earthly act is the freeing of his own slaves.