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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 His Diaries, a distillation of forty-three years of material, are valuable in a number of ways: as a first-hand historical document of life in twentieth-century central Europe, as a kind of unwitting autobiography of a great novelist, and as a wri ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published December 10th 1999 by Basic Books
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Juan Manuel  Charry Urueña
Robert Musil es una obra inconclusa, un deseo de no ser alcanzado, sino hasta después de su muerte.

Reflexiones que que su lectura me suscitó: Si se mira la naturaleza parecería importar poco la individualidad. El siglo XXI debería producir un hombre enorme, pero parece que producirá fragmentos epicúreos. ¿Puede la Corte Constitucional ser relativista aún aceptando el derecho natural? Justicia, tercerización de la venganza. Ecología, desbalance de la naturaleza a favor del hombre. Quema de libros
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Juan Manuel  Charry Urueña
El libro me suscitó las siguientes ideas: ¿Habrá una recopilación de cartas de suicidas? Capitalismo, cantantes y actores, vendedores de emociones. Capitalismo, el ánimo de lucro no deja ver otras intenciones, .... Ya no hay noble sino títulos académicos, no se heredan se logran, efecto de la democracia. Los gobernantes quedan reducidos a pobres actores con el simple libreto de las encuestas. Decadencia, desorden e incoherencia.
Javier
Impresionante. Virtuosismo técnico-lingüístico, si se puede llamar así
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Austrian writer.

He graduated military boarding school at Eisenstadt (1892-1894) and then Hranice, in that time also known as Mährisch Weißkirchen, (1894-1897). These school experiences are reflected in his first novel - The confusions of young Törless.

He served in army during World War I. When Austria became a part of the Third Reich in 1938, Musil left for exile in Switzerland, where he died of
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The Man Without Qualities The Confusions of Young Törless The Man Without Qualities Vol. 1: A Sort of Introduction and Pseudo Reality Prevails The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 2: Into the Millennium Five Women

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