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Precision and Soul
Author: Robert Musil

ISBN: 9780226554099
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 329
Published: 17 December 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9
Description:
"We do not have too much intellect and too little soul, but too little precision in matters of the soul."--Robert Musil
Best known as author of the novel "The Man without Qualities, " Robert Musil wrote these essays in Vienna and Berlin between 1911 and 1937. Offering a perspective on modern society and intellectual life, they are concerned with the crisis of modern culture as it manifests itself in science and mathematics, capitalism and nationalism, the changing roles of women and writers, and more. Writing to find his way in a world where moral systems everywhere were seemingly in decay, Musil strives to reconcile the ongoing conflict between functional relativism and the passionate search for ethical values.
Robert Musil was born in 1880 and died in 1942. His first novel, "Young Torless, " is available in English. A new two-volume translation by Burton Pike and Sophie Wilkins of "The Man without Qualities" is forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf.
"Now we have these thirty-one invaluable and entertaining pieces, from an article on 'The Obscene and Pathological in Art' to the equally provocative talk 'O...

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