The Man Without Qualities Setting & Symbolism

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Vienna, Austria

This city is the location of the opening scene in the novel, The Man Without Qualities. This city is the capital of Austria, whenever Austria stands as a nation. It is known for being a cultural center as well as a political capital. There are a number of philosophers and other artists, including the author who can claim this city in real life. Being a real city, it naturally lends an air of realism to an otherwise fictional story. Vienna is present throughout much of the novel but is not always referred to as such.

Arnheim's books

This is a set of the Prussian Herr Arnheim's writings. These have been published. They are brought up during the Second Book of the novel. The only character in the book who has clearly read these is Ulrich. He uses this valuable information to argue with his old friend...

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