Five short stories by the distinguished Austrian author explore the emotions of women in love
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The Austrian Robert Musil (1880-1942), a central figure in the modernist movement, is known primarily for his magnum opus, The Man Without Qualities. But here, in these five storiesstories as crucial to the understanding of The Man Without Qualities (and Musil's immense literary influence and significance) as Joyce's Dubliners is to Ulysses, he displays another face, one that is by turn extravagant, sensual, mystical, and autobiographical. As Frank Kermode notes in his preface, these stories "are elaborate attempts to use fiction for its true purposes, the discovery and regeneration of the human world." In that redefinition of fiction, Robert Musil's name is writ large.
Five Women has gone through three printings as a Godine Nonpareil book. We are now proud to reissue it as the newest edition to the Verba Mundi library of modern world literature.
"In his descriptions of love affairs and especially in the portraits of women in love, Musil is truly original; in managing scenes of physical love, he has not been approached by any writer of the last fifty years." V.S. PritchettLanguage Notes:
Text: English, German (translation)
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Book Description David R Godine Pub, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0879236035
Book Description David R Godine Pub, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110879236035
Book Description David R Godine Pub. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0879236035 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1419777