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Robert Musil: Literature & Politics (Excerpts)!

Some excerpts from my forthcoming Musil translation may be read in Issue 5 of Socrates on Beach:

Musil writes about the "danger of the writer" --particularly the one who does not succeed in expressing himself or herself and instead becomes a dictator; about the tensions between collectivism and individuality; about the commodification of culture; about the idea of Genius; about movements and fashions of culture, and more in these excerpts that include an essay fragment and selected aphorisms. The full book, which begins with an essential introduction contextualizing Musil's literary and philosophical tendencies within the cultural and political milieu of the rise of the age of Totalitarianisms by Musil scholar, Klaus Amann, can be pre-ordered here: !

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