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The Man Without Qualities Summary
Robert Musil

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The Man Without Qualities Summary

Plot Summary

This is the first volume of a two-volume work. There is a Foreword. This has been provided for the purposes of helping acclimate 21st century American readers to the book and the author. The cultural differences are normally very evident to foreigners. Musil relocated from Germany to Austria and then from Austria to Switzerland. In Switzerland he tried both Zurich and Geneva with Geneva proving to be a place that suited him better. Though born in the 19th century, this man lived a primarily 20th century life. The Cultural Campaign in the nations of this region was well under way and is a healthy preoccupation for the upper classes. The woman are encouraged to learn and to nurture the arts as well as the children in these atmospheres.

The novel is about some important philosophical concepts. One of these is human nature, qualities and character. This includes matters...

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