The Man Without Qualities: Picador Classic by Robert Musil,Sophie Wilkins PDF

By Robert Musil,Sophie Wilkins

With an advent through Jonathan Lethem

It is 1913, and Viennese excessive society is set to discover a suitable manner of celebrating the 70th jubilee of the accession of Emperor Franz Josef. yet because the aristocracy attempts to salvage whatever illustrious out of the cave in of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the standard Viennese global is commencing to convey symptoms of extra severe uprising. stuck in the midst of this social labyrinth is Ulrich: youngish, wealthy, an ex-soldier, seducer and scientist.

Unable to misinform himself that the jumble of attributes and values that his international has bestowed on him quantities to whatever so innate as a 'character', he's successfully a guy 'without qualities', a super, indifferent observer of the spinning, racing society round him. half satire, half visionary epic, half highbrow travel de strength, The guy with out traits by Robert Musil is a piece of immeasurable importance.

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