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9780976395041 / 0976395045

Posthumous Papers of a Living Author

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Publisher:Archipelago

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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This collection of exploratory pieces, short stories, and reflections was originally published in Zurich in 1936. It was the last volume Robert Musil published before his sudden death in 1942. Musil had begun to fathom the impossibility of com- pleting his monumental masterpiece The Man Without Qualities and this volume reveals a radically different aspect of his work. Musil observes a flys tragic struggle with flypaper, the laughter of a horse; he peers through microscopes and telescopes, dissecting both large and small. Musils quest for the essential is a voyage into the minute.

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