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Robert Musil (November 6, 1880 - April 15, 1942) was an Austrian writer. Musil's Young Torless is a novel of troubled adolescence set in a military school, modeled on the one attended by both Musil and Rainer Maria Rilke. It was his first book and was immediately successful. He then abandoned his studies in engineering, logic, and experimental psychology and turned to writing. He was an officer in the Austrian army in World War I, lived in Berlin until the Nazis came to power, and finally settled in Geneva. He also wrote plays, essays, and short stories. The Man without Qualities, Musil's magnum opus, is a novel about the life and history of prewar Austria. It was unfinished when Musil died, though he had labored over the three-volume work for ten years. Encyclopedic in the manner of Proust and Dostoevsky, "it is a wonderful and prolonged fireworks display, a well-peopled comedy of ideas" (V. S. Pritchett)---and a critique of contemporary life. It made Musil's largely posthumous reputation. "Musil's whole scheme prophetically describes the bureaucratic condition of our world, and what can only be called the awful, deadly serious, and self-deceptive love affair of one committee for another" (Pritchett). (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Confusions of Young Törless… (more)
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The Confusions of Young Törless 2,040 copies, 32 reviews
The Man Without Qualities 567 copies, 10 reviews
Three Women 310 copies, 2 reviews
Five Women 247 copies, 2 reviews
Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften (Author) 129 copies, 2 reviews
De la bêtise 101 copies, 1 review
Congiungimenti 69 copies
Flypaper 49 copies, 1 review
Trois femmes, suivi de "Noces" 29 copies, 1 review
Brieven aan Anna 26 copies, 1 review
Dagboeken 25 copies, 1 review
Mannen utan egenskaper. D. 1-2 25 copies, 1 review
Die Schwärmer 25 copies
The Enthusiasts 19 copies
Thought Flights 19 copies
Niteliksiz adam 14 copies
Intimate Ties: Two Novellas 13 copies, 1 review
Proses éparses 10 copies
De fantasten 8 copies
Tagebücher 8 copies
The Blackbird 6 copies
Ensayos y conferencias (Author) 6 copies
Grigia 4 copies
Essays 4 copies
Bücher I 3 copies
Parafrasi 3 copies
Wege zu Musil 3 copies
I fanatici 2 copies
Il redentore 2 copies
Journaux, tome 2 2 copies, 1 review
Uc Kadin 2 copies
Tonka 2 copies
Gesamtausgabe 2 copies
Om dumheten 2 copies
Uniões 1 copy
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