(Pdf kindle) Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften by Robert Musil


  • Hardcover
  • 1774
  • Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
  • Robert Musil
  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 9780330349420

10 thoughts on “Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften

  1. says:

    This book is huge in every respect It is a culmination and at the same time marks a decisive point in my reading life For the books from the same league as this one the bar is now set uite highMusil's AshesIn this

  2. says:

    This book is widely regarded as a classic The author spent twenty years writing it There are three volumes of which this review is of volume one the only one that is widely read There are a variety of characters but little plot The main character is 32 year old mathematician who is actually unemployed Like the author Ulrich was previously a military officer and an engineer and then an unpaid professor Wiki says his indifference to life ha

  3. says:

    The Man Without ualities is an unusual novel More a work of philosophy than fiction the Socratic interactions of its two dozen or so characters provide the framework for Musil's philosophical investigations These conversations deep a

  4. says:

    A comic novel A modern novel A novel of ideas and This is without a doubt my favorite novel and one that both encapsulates and foreshadows the the development of the modern condition Musil's scientific mind is able to present a humanistic view of the world of Ulrich and the rest of the characters that inhabit this novel Continuously inventive and invigorating for the reader the writing is so precise and the a

  5. says:

    This is the greatest demonstration of human thought I have ever encountered It demonstrates that the novel can be the best method for deciphering and analysing the human condition and the nature of existence that we have over and above philosophy history politics psychology sociology or any other ology you care to mentio

  6. says:

    I'm not one for superlatives but this has to be the greatest novel I have ever read hands down even including the Brother's Karamazov it is almost as if this book carried the former's concerns into the 20th century evolving them in the proce

  7. says:

    “It’s all decadence A bottomless pit of intelligence” First and foremost I’d like to make it clear that my rating is a reflection of my personal enjoyment of this novel than of its literary merit Musil had a brilliant mind and a startlingly innovative writing style; I worship his Confusions of Young Törless Also the philosophical psychological and political analyses contained in this book were nothing if not rigorous intricate an

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    “Revolutionary views? I'm afraid I must admit that I’m by no means an out and out opponent of revolutionary views Short of an act

  9. says:

    This review is for the Picador edition translated by Shophie Wilkins and Burton PikeI don't know how people found books to read before the internet and Goodreads Goodreads has been recommending me this book for a very long time Finally I've ma

  10. says:

    This is a world masterpiece Musil seems to me everything that Mann isn't Totally engaged with humanity while at the same time a superb highly nuanced commentator on his society time and the human condition I've also picked up the newer translation but haven't read it yet If the big soaring grand worldbeater novels this may well be

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Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften

In two elegant volumes is the first to present Musil's complete text including material that remained unpublished during his lifetim. Revolutionary views I m afraid I must admit that I m by no means an out and out opponent of revolutionary views Short of an actual revolution of course Even the outright reactionaries pretend to dig the new until the new starts breaking the old order of things And The Man Without ualities is groundbreaking in everything and in all directions It practically revolutionises an outlook at the entire existing order of things The hospital aide clothed in lily white who with the help of acids thins out a patient s stool in a white china dish in order to obtain a purple smear rubbing it until the right hue rewards her attention is already living whether she knows it or not in a world open to change than is the young lady who shudders at the sight of the same stuff in the street Relativity and uncertainty principle rule in the world so everything depends on the vantage point and attitude of observer And even the simplest thing is always seen by different people differently For the moment one begins to take anything no matter how foolish or tasteless seriously and puts oneself on its level it begins to reveal a rationale of its own the intoxicating scent of its love for itself its innate urge to play and to please It s exactly the way of the modern pop culture it always attempts to lower any observer down to its vulgar level and to make one admire even the worst kitsch And it flourishes

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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 skep. This book is widely regarded as a classic The author spent twenty years writing it There are three volumes of which this review is of volume one the only one that is widely read There are a variety of characters but little plot The main character is 32 year old mathematician who is actually unemployed Like the author Ulrich was previously a military officer and an engineer and then an unpaid professor Wiki says his indifference to life has brought him to the state of being a man without ualities Ulrich s father thinks he should find some usefulness to his life so the father uses his political influence to get his son a position on a national committee that is looking to celebrate shortly in 1918 seventy years of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph s reign What is true patriotism true progress the true Austria There s much talk of blending Austrian culture with Prussian intellectual discipline It s also an opportunity for the Vienna intellectual crowd to flag its superiority over Germany for the European spirit to recognize Austria as its true home The meetings and the give and take on this large committee 20 or people give the author a chance to lampoon what he saw as the decay of moral values and the silliness of nationalism There are a few odd characters who provide interest in the story One is a female distant cousin of Ulrich who opens her home to host the committee meetings and in effect creates a salon There s a Prussian a crazy rich Jew who is clearly the dominant intellectual mover on the committee This character is also accompanied by a young African man whom he brings with him almost as a curiosity And then there is Moosbrugger a murderer and rapist in the news who has been convicted and condemned for the murder of a prostitute Ulrich constantly wonders if Moosbrugger can be held responsible for his actions Ulrich brings this topic up for discussion at the most inopportune times sometimes making people wonder about Ulrich s sanity The real value of a book like this is its philosophical insight and intellectual nuggets on essentially every page A few examples It is a fundamental characteristic of civilization that a man most profoundly mistrusts those living outside his own milieu so that not only does the Teuton regard the Jew as an incomprehensible and inferior being but the football player likewise so regards the man who pays the piano With science We have gained in terms of reality and lost in terms of the dream But in science it happens every few years that something up to then was held to be error suddenly revolutionizes all views or that an unobtrusive despised idea becomes the ruler over a new realm of ideas and such occurrences are not mere upheavals but lead up into the heights like Jacob s ladder At times he felt just as though he had been born with a gift to which at present there was no function Philosophers are violent and aggressive persons who having no army at their disposal bring the world into subjection to themselves by locking it up into a system a man who does great things usually does not know why As Cromwell said A man never rises so high as when he does not know where he is going fame such as is acuired by intellectual achievements melts away with remarkable rapidity as soon as one associates with those to whom it attaches Accordingly civilization meant for her everything that her mind could not cope with And hence too it had for a long time meant first and foremost her husband A great scientist when he was once asked how he managed to hit upon so much that was new replied By keeping on thinking about it And indeed it may safely be said that unexpected inspirations are produced by no other means than the expectation of them He recollected Voltaire s dictum that people use words only in order to conceal their thoughts and make use of thoughts only in order to justify their acts of injustice This is not a light read so it s something you might read over a week or longer As for a rating It s kind of a 4 but I ll round up to 5 for its obvious intellectual meat Painting of a Vienna coffeehouse The Caf Griensteidl in Vienna watercolor by Reinhold Voelkel 1896 Photo by Getty nuaeoncoimagesAustrian stamp honoring the author from previews123rfcomimages

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Tic who finds himself drafted into the grandiose plans for the 70th jubilee of the Emperor Franz Josef This new translation published. I m not one for superlatives but this has to be the greatest novel I have ever read hands down even including the Brother s Karamazov it is almost as if this book carried the former s concerns into the 20th century evolving them in the process The characters situations and philosophical discussions have a level of complexity and observational depth that I have never before encountered and at times I almost found it hard to grasp that such a work could have been written by a single human consciousness The conflict between modern rationality and science and the less tangible subjective world of feeling morality art and spirituality is one that Musil truly understood and battled and his attempt to forge a solution is admirable to say the least Given that I just finished it time is needed for its effect to fully sink in I will return with developed thoughts but this was a truly life changing experience The book has lost none of its relevance at the beginning of the 21st century we are all men without ualities


About the Author: Robert Musil

Austrian writer He graduated military boarding school at Eisenstadt 1892 1894 and then Hranice in that time also known as Mährisch Weißkirchen 1894 1897 These school experiences are reflected in his first novel The confusions of young Törless He served in army during The First World War When Austria became a part of the Third Reich in 1938 Musil left for exile in Switzerland where he