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Dec 09, 1996
| ISBN 9780679767879
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Dec 09, 1996 | ISBN 9780679767879
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 skeptic, who finds himself drafted into the grandiose plans for the 70th jubilee of the Emperor Franz Josef. This new translation–published in two elegant volumes–is the first to present Musil’s complete text, including material that remained unpublished during his lifetime.
Robert Musil was born in 1880 in Austria and studied at the military college in Vienna and undertook an engineering degree in Brno, Czechoslovakia, before turning to psychology and philosophy doctoral studies in Berlin, where he began to write. He… More about Robert Musil
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