By Virgil.; Untermeyer, Jean Starr; Broch, Hermann; Virgil
It's the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar's enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, the place he'll presently die. Out of the final hours of Virgil's lifestyles and the ultimate stirrings of his awareness, the Austrian author Hermann Broch shaped one of many nice works of twentieth-century modernism, a booklet that embraces a complete international and renders it with an immediacy that's right away sensual and profound. all started whereas Broch used to be imprisoned in a German focus camp, The dying of Virgil is a component old novel and half prose poem -- and consistently an intensely musical and immensely evocative meditation at the relation among existence and demise, the traditional and the modern. Read more...
summary: it's the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar's enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, the place he'll almost immediately die. Out of the final hours of Virgil's existence and the ultimate stirrings of his awareness, the Austrian author Hermann Broch shaped one of many nice works of twentieth-century modernism, a ebook that embraces a complete global and renders it with an immediacy that's instantly sensual and profound. all started whereas Broch used to be imprisoned in a German focus camp, The demise of Virgil is an element old novel and half prose poem -- and continually an intensely musical and immensely evocative meditation at the relation among existence and loss of life, the traditional and the fashionable
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And these were the masses without whom no policy could be carried out and on whose support Augustus must rely if he wished to maintain himself, and naturally Augustus had no other wish. Yes and this was the people, the Roman people, whose spirit and honor he, Publius Vergilius Maro, he a real farmer’s son from Andes near Mantua, had not so much described as tried to glorify! To glorify and not describe, that had been the mistake, oh, and this represented the Italy of the Aeneid! Evil, a tide of evil, an immense wave of unspeakable, inexpressible, incomprehensible evil seethed in the reservoir of the plaza; fifty thousand, a hundred thousand mouths yelled the evil out of themselves, yelled it to one another without hearing it, without knowing it was evil, nevertheless willing to stifle it and outshout it in the infernal bellowing.
Never had he perceived the savagery of the masses with such immediacy; now he was forced to see it, to hear it, to experience it in the last fibres of his own being, blindness being a part of evil. Again and again sounded the joyless-jubilant shouts of self-suffocation, torches were swinging, commands resounded throughout the ship, a rope thrown from the shore flopped dully on the deck planks, and evil clamored, grief clamored, evil-bearing mystery clamored, enigmatic, yet exposed and present everywhere; amid the tramp of many hurrying feet he lay still, his hand clamped tightly to one of the handles of the leather manuscript-chest lest this be wrenched from him; yet, tired of the fever as from the coughing, tired of the journey, tired of the future, he conceived that the hour of arrival could easily become the hour of death, and it almost became a wish although, or because, he felt definitely that the time for it had not come, it almost became a wish, although, or because, it would have been a strangely wild, strangely noisy death, it did not appear unacceptable to him, in fact almost desirable; for forced to gaze into the fiery inferno, forced to hear it, his heart was compelled to the knowledge of that infernal smouldering of the subhuman.
Virgil — Fiction. 2. D. — Fiction. I. Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1886–1970. II. Title. ’ Sic memorans, largo fletu simul ora rigabat. Ter conatus ibi collo dare bracchia circum, ter frustra comprensa manus effugit imago, par levibus ventis volucrique simillima somno. VERGIL, Aeneis, VI, 697–702 Lo duca ed io per quel cammino ascoso Entrammo a ritornar nel chiaro mondo; E, senza cura aver d’alcun riposo, Salimmo su, ei primo ed io secondo, Tanto ch’io vidi delle cose belle Che porta il ciel, per un pertugio tondo; E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle.
The death of Virgil by Virgil.; Untermeyer, Jean Starr; Broch, Hermann; Virgil