Musil, Robert

Robert Musil, Austrian writer, 1880-1942

Robert Musil was an Austrian philosophical writer. He was sent to a military boarding school at Eisenstadt (1892–1894) and then Hranice (1894–1897). The school experiences are reflected in his first novel "The Confusions of Young Törless" (German: "Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless"), published in 1906. His unfinished novel, "The Man Without Qualities" (German: "Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften"), is generally considered to be one of the most important and influential modernist novels. The novel deals with the moral and intellectual decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the eyes of the book's protagonist.

  • Musil, Robert, Schriftsteller (1880-1942). Eigenh. Brief mit U.Berlin, "Pension Stern, Kurfürstendamm 217, 21 Oct 1932.

  • Musil, Robert, Schriftsteller (1880-1942). Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.Wien, 4 Jun 1935.

  • Musil, Robert. Beitrag zur Beurteilung der Lehren Machs. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung …Berlin-Wilmersdorf, 1908.

  • Musil, Robert. Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften.Berlin, 1930-1943.