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“Who takes what anyone says seriously anyway?”
This dark passage is the last excerpt from The Man Without Qualities I’m posting.
Musil 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
“What’s an ethos?”
General Stumm von Bordwehr, still struggling.
Musil 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
Will
General Stumm von Bordwehr, still struggling with great ideas.
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august 2019 by M.Leddy
“Apparition in Agathe’s head!”
From The Man Without Qualities. The mere ten pages of Proust that Musil professed to have read must have included the madeleine moment of Swann’s Way.
Musil  Proust 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
“Quantities of genius”
Retail density in The Man Without Qualities.
Musil 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
“An infinitely interwoven surface”
Not an “orderly sequence of facts” but “an infinitely interwoven surface.”
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august 2019 by M.Leddy
“A kind of foreshortening”
From Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities.
Musil 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
“A night in October”
A night in October is a blanket is a night in October.
metaphor  Musil 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
“It was an intelligent country”
From Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities.
Musil 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
“Our civilization”
Entertainment, cars and guns: from Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities.
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august 2019 by M.Leddy
“Getting real things done”
From Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities.
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august 2019 by M.Leddy
“Only one head, his own”
From The Man Without Qualities.
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august 2019 by M.Leddy
Robert Musil in the Times
“No culture can rest on a crooked relationship to truth”: Robert Musil, quoted by Roger Cohen in a New York Times column. But where did Musil say or write those words. I found out.
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august 2019 by M.Leddy
“Buddha, Gautama”
From Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities.
Musil 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
Walter is a dilettante
From Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities.
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july 2019 by M.Leddy
Aaugh!
From Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities.
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july 2019 by M.Leddy
Committee life
From Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities.
Musil 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
“Just around the corner”
From Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities.
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july 2019 by M.Leddy
“Like a pair of trousers”
From The Man Without Qualities. Musil’s gift for metaphor and simile is unending.
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july 2019 by M.Leddy
Committees, committees
From The Man Without Qualities.
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july 2019 by M.Leddy
“Here are horses!”
From The Man Without Qualities.
Musil 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
“Also like a metaphor”
From Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities.
metaphor  Musil 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
“As if a person had suddenly materialized”
From Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities.
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june 2019 by M.Leddy
“Constellations, bacteria, Balzac, and Nietzsche”
Ulrich, lovesick lieutenant, explains the world to the major’s wife.
Musil 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
“An asphalt spring”
From The Man Without Qualities.
Musil 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
“Full of soap, radio frequencies”
Hermine Tuzzi, also known as Ermelinda, also known as Diotima, has discovered in herself “the well-known suffering caused by that familiar malady of contemporary man known as civilization.”
Musil 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
“At least nine characters”
From The Man Without Qualities.
Musil 
june 2019 by M.Leddy

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