Read  Der Tod des Vergil by Hermann Broch ↠´

 Read  Der Tod des Vergil by Hermann Broch ↠´ It Is The Reign Of The Emperor Augustus, And Publius Vergilius Maro, The Poet Of The Aeneid And Caesar S Enchanter, Has Been Summoned To The Palace, Where He Will Shortly Die 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 Modernism, A Book That Embraces An Entire World And Renders It With An Immediacy That Is At Once Sensual And ProfoundBegun While Broch Was Imprisoned In A German Concentration Camp, The Death Of Virgil Is Part Historical Novel And Part Prose Poem And Always An Intensely Musical And Immensely Evocative Meditation On The Relation Between Life And Death, The Ancient And The Modern Guy Davenport says this book may be the final elegy closing the long duration of a European literature from Homer to Joyce Gotta get on this one asap.
Orbis Literae This novel reads like an epic poem than a novel, which is only right as the novel deals with the demise of the Aeneid s brilliant author A sensitive and patient reader will be generously rewarded by the sheer poetry of the rich and meaningful language written by a first rate, unheralded genius in Hermann Broch One sees many shades of Aeneas in this tale about Virgil s trip to visit Caesar to present him the Aeneid There is much in this tale about the challenges of writers to capture the true essence of life and the torment by Virgil about his inability to truly capture it in the Aeneid Virgil is so tormented by the inadequacies he finds in his masterpiece that he threatens to burn the Aeneid but is forbidden by Augustus to do so If it were not for Nora Barnacle, wife of James Joyce, much of that work of genius would have been lost to a fire from The philosophical content of The Death of Virgil itself resembles a Spinozistic Cosmos and Logos speculation in which all things we know to be separate and particular appear as the ever changing aspects of an eternal One, so that the manifold is understood as the merely temporary individualization of the all comprehensive wholeHannah ArendtThe Death of Virgil, one of the major works of our age, attempts to vitalize language with the contrapuntal logic and dynamic simultaneities of music More radically than Joyce, it subverts the time structure and linear progressions on which prose fiction is normally built Broch s style has an uncanny spell, because tangential to it are intimations of entirely different codes of statement, such as the use of silence , or the projection into language of the grammar of mathematics Contemporary writing has scarc The old is dying, the new cannot be born Gramsci Burn the Aeneid.
As a friend and I were just discussing, Broch s masterpiece seems especially poignant and relevant today World historically speaking, probably a good time to get right with one s creator.
As another friend told me, Reading is mostly vanity Choose the good A lot of people claim this book is boring or extremely difficult While I don t mean to dispute other people s incorrigible mental states, I must submit my own testimony For me reading Death of Virgil was a downright ecstatic experience I finished it in just a few days, practically in a trance I had an extremely beat up copy from a used bookstore which nearly turned to dust as I turned the pages This seemed appropriate, as the subject is at once immortality and evanescence the power of love and the v ,.
como disse Frida KhaloOnde n o puderes amar, n o te des li 50 p ginas So, I finished What I want to know is, where is my prize This is definitely a book that needs to come with a merit certificate at the finish line A purportedly stream of consciousness serving as Virgil s swan song in Brundisium, it is a tax on consciousness and a stream of strum Which apparently reads as a poem in German, and a labour of, well, labour in English.
As is my wont, I approached with no background ammo let the text speak, hear, hear Right at the beginning I floundered an adulatory personality cult muchadumbre in Brindisium, gathered to the accolade of emperor Augustus, Virgil s patron, is described as a sea of evil In depth, and existentially It jarred Of all the descriptors, ever, I ve come across to paint a picture of a crowd, evil seems such an incongruous word Evil is a conscious choice La bellezza non salver il mondo.
Una sfida Un libro ostico, oscuro, a tratti incomprensibile Una lettura faticosa, spesso estenuante Frasi lunghe, ampollose, ridondanti, che pi di una volta fanno venir voglia di scagliare il libro contro il muro e trattandosi nel mio caso di lettura su kindle, la cosa potrebbe essere pericolosa Una scrittura pesante, respingente, lontana anni luce dalla prosa che siamo abituati a leggere, che rischia spesso di far calare l attenzione del lettore, costringendoci a tornare sulla stessa frase pi volte Ci vuole pazienza con quest opera, la tentazione quella di correre avanti, di saltare qualche paragrafo poco chiaro per rincorrere la storia, i fatti, le azioni, ma l autore li con noi e ci costringe a ral

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