The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #24

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The Classics Spin #24

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For this Classics spin #24, I got #18, which on my list was

The Sleepwalkers

 

Wow, got a fat one, 656 pages! I really have no idea what I’m getting into, lol. Happy with the challenge, plus I haven’t read an Austrian classic for a long time.
It has been on my TBR for 7 years, so it’s about time.
So I have to read it before the end of September.

“With his epic trilogy, The Sleepwalkers (published in 1932), Hermann Broch (1886-1951, born in Austria) established himself as one of the great innovators of modern literature, a visionary writer-philosopher the equal of James Joyce, Thomas Mann, or Robert Musil. Even as he grounded his narratives in the intimate daily life of Germany, Broch was identifying the oceanic changes that would shortly sweep that life into the abyss.
Whether he is writing about a neurotic army officer The Romantic, a disgruntled bookkeeper and would-be assassin The Anarchist, or an opportunistic war-deserter The Realist, Broch immerses himself in the twists of his characters psyches, and at the same time soars above them, to produce a prophetic portrait of a world tormented by its loss of faith, morals, and reason.”

Have you read it? What did you think?

It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See here what this is all about.

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Here is what I got for the previous Classics Spins:

A wizard of Earthsea Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Arsene Lupin

For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin

For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
by Philip K. Dick

For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc

The Face of Another A Moveable Feast The Dream of the Red Chamber

For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe (not yet reviewed!!)

For Classics Spin, #19, I got #1: A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

For Classics Spin, #20, I got # 19: The Dream of the Red Chamber
by Cao Xueqin

On the Edge of the World  Sanshiro

For Classics Spin, #21, I got # 5: On the Edge of the World, by Nikolai Leskov

For Classics Spin, #22, I got # 13: Sanshiro, by Natsume Soseki

 

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15 thoughts on “The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #24

  1. Sounds interesting, have to check him up. I am not familiar with him. However, I want to read more Austrian authors since my husband is Austrian. Always a good way to get into the culture. Good luck with your read. I got Dante’s Divine Comedy. I have read the first book, and I am now on the second, which I intended for the spin.

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    • Ah I really loved a lot The Divine Comedy, the whole of it.
      Besides Rilke and Freud, I haven’t read much of Austrian authors either, I’m afraid. I really want to try Zweig, also on my Classics list

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