Underappreciated: Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities

Burton Pike, editor and translator of Robert Musil’s titanic though unfinished novel, The Man Without Qualities, discusses the philosophical and aesthetic ideas circulating in pre-war Viennese society as depicted in…

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Philosophical Literature

H/T to a kindred spirit “Infrequent literary reflections by an analytic philosopher” for bringing the slowly but surely growing secondary literature to my attention. Since it was through Kafka that…

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There Will Be No More Great Ideas

Here is a review by David Winters on Mark Reed’s recently published Robert Musil and the NonModern. There’s something about The Man Without Qualities that seems to resist conclusive criticism. Something not…

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