Four volumes of great works by Robert Musil
ST. PETERSBURG. Publishing house «Palmyra» published four volumes of works by Robert Musil.
In the history of world culture there is a special chapter - unfinished masterpieces. «Requiem» by Mozart, Temple of the Holy Family (Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia) Gaudi, painting «Adoration of the Magi» (Adorazione dei Magi) Leonardo da Vinci, «Castle» Kafka, «Master and Margarita» Bulgakov, «The Secret of Edwin Drood» Charles Dickens, «The Adventures of the Brave Soldier Schweik» Hasek. «Man without properties» (Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften) - from the same list. The true scale of this work of Robert Musil (Robert Musil) will become evident only after his death.
A huge novel demanded from the writer maximum self-denial, the investment of all forces without a trace. Demanding to himself, he worked scrupulously on every phrase. Over 20 years, 1700 pages were written. Life in exile, poverty, early death, interrupted work on the case of his life.
A kaleidoscope of events, characters, destinies. Among the heroes are people from different layers of society, politicians, lawyers, servants, bankers, even a serial killer maniac. The enormous volume was not caused by the passion for multilingual writing or other similar ambitions. In the history of the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Musil saw a reflection of global processes, a tragedy that is happening to the world in general. Much of what was written by Musil, who did not find a response from his contemporaries, did not bring him popularity and fees, seems prophetic and truly grandiose. It is not for nothing that he is considered one of the most important figures of German literature of the last century.
Publicist Adolf Frise (Adolf Frise), publisher of the writer’s heritage in German and his main popularizer, called «The Man without Properties» one of the most witty and perceptive works that clarify the picture of modernity.
In addition to «The Man without Properties», the four-volume Palmyra includes other works by Robert Musil - «Love without Properties» and «Life without Properties.»
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