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The man without qualities

by Robert Musil

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Published by A.A. Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRobert Musil ; translated from the German by Sophie Wilkins ; editorial consultant, Burton Pike.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT2625.U8 M313 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (x, 1774 p.) ;
Number of Pages1774
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1733219M
ISBN 100394510526
LC Control Number92037943

About The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1. Set in Vienna on the eve of World War I, this great novel of ideas tells the story of Ulrich, ex-soldier and scientist, seducer and skeptic, who finds himself drafted into the grandiose plans for the 70th jubilee of the Emperor Franz Josef. J.M. Coetzee has called The Man Without Qualities a “book overtaken by history during its writing." When Musil started work on the book at the dawn of the s, the memory of the Great War was still fresh in the minds of the public, and the attempt to show the tumult of opinions and philosophies that had preceded the.

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. New Living Translation For ever since the world .   The Previa is a fantastic vehicle, requiring virtually no upkeep, but “The Man Without Qualities” is even more fantastic, despite being 1, pages long, which is Author: Joe Queenan.

The Man without Qualities was an essay on all of this, not just on the great question of right living that the war had made so complex. It required a long cast of characters, a careful exposition of an intricate cultural landscape, and an immense breadth of flexible mental reflection marshaled together to “assay”—to test, to try, and to.   The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).


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The main issue of this "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's last days, is the need to preserve order in a shaken world (never considering the fact that World War I was to begin in a couple of months).