Hermann Broch


Born
in Vienna, Austria
November 01, 1886

Died
May 30, 1951

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Broch was born in Vienna to a prosperous Jewish family and worked for some time in his family's factory in Teesdorf, though he maintained his literary interests privately. He attended a technical college for textile manufacture and a spinning and weaving college. Later, in 1927, he sold the textile factory and decided to study mathematics, philosophy and psychology at the University of Vienna.

In 1909 he converted to Roman Catholicism and married Franziska von Rothermann, the daughter of a knighted manufacturer. This marriage dured until 1923.

He started as a full-time writer when he was 40. When "The sleepwalkers", his first novel, was published, he was 45. The year was 1931.

In 1938, when the nazis annexed Austria, he emigrated to Britain
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“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.”
Hermann Broch

“...in the intoxication of falling, man was prone to believe himself propelled upward.”
Hermann Broch, The Death of Virgil

“… for overstrong was the command to hold fast to each smallest particle of time, to the smallest particle of every circumstance, and to embody all of them in memory as if they could be preserved in memory through all deaths for all times.”
Hermann Broch, The Death of Virgil

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