Abstract. Beginning with the contentious question as to whether Hermann Broch’s ‘Die Schlafwandler’ belongs to the genre of the ‘Zeitroman’. Hermann Broch, Die Schlafwandler: Revolution and Apocalypse. T”7j HE APOCALYPSE is still a book to con- jure with,” wrote D. H. Lawrence in his last. Hermann Broch’s trilogy, trilogy, Die Schlafwandler [The Sleepwalkers] has often been described as an apocalyptic text.1 This characterization is.

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Die Schlafwandler (Romantrilogie)

It is the juxtaposition of that inner insanity with the yielded outer perspective, the surface that rest of the world is given to perceive, that makes one wonder I find the compartments that this trilogy is supposed to be fit into—The Romantic, The Anarchist, and The Realist—less worthy of mention than the inner insanity that Broch capably delineates through his three protagonists—Pasenow, Esch, and Huguenau. Share your thoughts with other customers. To others—myself included—these works, which plumb the depths to explore the societal changes that were forming themselves at the time, are fascinating and hard to put down.

Thomas Mann and perhaps Stendhal.

For the triumphant system will embrace the whole of the world, it will overwhelm all other values and exterminate them as a cloud of locusts lays waste a field. Return to Book Page.

The Sleepwalkers

So, everything is connected in a way that doesn’t seem too obvious in the beginning. It was the kind of book that I felt like an “intellectual” guy would use to show me that he “understands” and “appreciates” literature.


Want to Read sfhlafwandler. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Though not as famous as Franz Kafka and Robert Musil, his work is right up there with them in its caliber and depth.

Nota per chi non capisce le metafore: In Broch was born in Vienna to a prosperous Jewish family and worked for some time in his family’s factory in Teesdorf, though he maintained his literary interests privately. He swindles and murders without remorse and his dealings bring him finally to the zero point of values, a state when old values have disappeared and viable new ones have not emerged.

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The book is also mentioned in Michelangelo Antonioni ‘s film La Nottewhere the novelist Pontano Marcello Mastroianni finds a copy lying around in the mansion of a philistine magnate where a vapid party is being held, upon which he incredulously asks his wife Lidia Jeanne Moreau “Who here would be reading The Sleepwalkers?

Esch has moved there with his wife to run the modest local newspaper, finding an outlet for his restless search for meaning in an informal religious sect, which von Pasenow joins.


After this, he started an essay on mass behaviour, which remained unfinished. Product details Hardcover Publisher: It was trying too hard, and the deep philosophizing bits herrmann annoyed me and fell flat. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. So manifestiert sich der Werteverlust in allen drei Titelfiguren. Or, Who was the Crocodile?

While DoV is an explosion of radical freedom, the Sleepwalkers is a boring old novel. This marriage dured until Jahrhundert Literatur Deutsch Gesellschaftsroman.


There are some books that are not much read but nonetheless they serve as a kind of Bethlehem star for the whole literary movements and The Sleepwalkers is one of those. Die Schlafwandler ist eine ab erschienene Romantrilogie von Hermann Broch.

Die Schlafwandler (Romantrilogie) – Wikipedia

It was trying too hard, and the deep This book had all the signs of being one I would like. One of the great pleasures and illusions of reading is being given words for what we already know.

Dat heb ik niet gedaan, omdat het geduld me ontbrak en ik vo Ik heb zo het idee dat de reputatie van dit boek groter is dan het aantal lezers. Published January 30th by Vintage first published Things start fairly explicitly, when the author says of the world implicitly the world under the novel’s investigation that “we feel the totality to be insane, but for each single life we can easily discover logical guiding motives.

Although none of the characters play a major role in all three sections, a number play major roles in two, and in all instances they reappear in order to establish pronounced counterpoints born of personal transformations in part meant to be understood explicitly as social phenomena. But man, who was once the image of God, the mirror of a universal value created by himself [

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