Out of the last hours of Virgil's life and the final stirrings of his consciousness, Hermann Broch fashioned one of the great works of 20th-century modernism, a book that embraces an entire world and renders it with an immediacy that is at once sensual and profound.
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"Broch is the greatest novelist European literature has produced since Joyce, and...The Death of Virgil represents the only genuine technical advance that fiction has made since Ulysses." -- George Steiner
"Hermann Broch belongs in that tradition of great twentieth-century novelists who have transformed, almost beyond recognition, one of the classic art forms of the nineteenth century."
-- Hannah Arendt
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