Divertimenti and Variations

By Heimito von Doderer

Fiction. Translated from the German by means of Vincent Kling. a narrative assortment by way of the acclaimed Austrian novelist of the early and mid 20th century, DIVERTIMENTI AND diversifications mediates conventional and experimental fictional strategy to discover an actual self and creates musically-based narrative types. those narrative experiments have been started in 1923, no longer lengthy after the e-book of Joyce's Ulysses, with its fugue-like "Sirens" bankruptcy. conventional mental realism combines with four-part "symphonic" experimental form--complete with improvement, intermezzi, and thematic repetition and variation--to display how procedure is enough to bare and unravel clash. Love pursuits, kinfolk tensions, goals forcing the dreamers to stand their struggles, actual harm, a tender blind woman's gaining sight, madness, unexamined lives--Doderer develops those topics by way of adeptly using cutting edge narrative constructions grounded in musical formalisms.

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