György Sebestyén - The Works of Solitude

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This work belongs to the Austrian tradition of large-scale novels in which Austria becomes a stage on which human dramas of the widest significance are played out, a tradition going back to Robert Musil's The Man without Qualities. The narrative is multifaceted. Against the pessimistic satirical portrayal of public life are set the hero's practical attempts to foster a sense of the organic unity of life through his teaching. They are "works of solitude," actions which proceed from a sense of individual value rather than conforming to the homogenized standards of modern society.
  • Author: György Sebestyén
  • Title: The Works of Solitude
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Translation by: Michael Mitchell
  • Afterword by: Michael Mitchell
  • Pages: 356
  • Date Published: 1991
  • ISBN: 092949721X
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