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Robert Musil (November 6, 1880, Klagenfurt, Austria - April 15, 1942, Geneva, Switzerland) was an Austrian writer, author of the unfinished trilogy The Man Without Qualities (in German, Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften), one of the most important modernist novels.
The novel deals with the moral and intellectual decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the eyes of the book's protagonist Ulrich, an ex-mathematician who has failed to engage with the world around him in a manner that would allow him to possess 'qualities'. It takes as its setting Vienna on the eve of World War I. Musil served as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army at the front between 1914 - 1918.
- 1906 Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless
- 1911 Vereinigungen
- 1921 Die Schwärmer
- 1924 Vinzenz und die Freundin bedeutender Männer
- 1924 Drei Frauen
- 1936 Nachlass zu Lebzeiten
- 1937 Über die Dummheit
- 1930, 1933, 1943 Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
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