By Hermann Broch
It's the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar's enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, the place he'll presently die. Out of the final hours of Virgil's lifestyles and the ultimate stirrings of his recognition, the Austrian author Hermann Broch formed one of many nice works of twentieth-century modernism, a ebook that embraces a whole global and renders it with an immediacy that's without delay sensual and profound. began whereas Broch used to be imprisoned in a German focus camp, The loss of life of Virgil is a component historic novel and half prose poem -- and constantly an intensely musical and immensely evocative meditation at the relation among lifestyles and dying, the traditional and the fashionable.
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