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Posthumous Papers of a Living Author

Posthumous Papers of a Living Author

By Robert Musil

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 completing his monumental masterpiece The Man Without Qualities and this volume reveals his shift to a radically different form. Musil observes a fly’s tragic struggle with flypaper, the laughter of a horse; he peers through microscopes and telescopes, dissecting both large and small. Musil’s quest for the essential is a voyage into the minute.

Paperback
179 Pages
5.5 x 0.6 x 6.2 inches
Archipelago, published 2006
ISBN 9780976395041 

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