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Hermann Broch’s trilogy, trilogy, Die Schlafwandler [The Sleepwalkers] has often been described as an apocalyptic text.1 This characterization is. Hermann Broch, Die Schlafwandler: Revolution and Apocalypse. T”7j HE APOCALYPSE is still a book to con- jure with,” wrote D. H. Lawrence in his last. Die Schlafwandler: eine Romantrilogie [Hermann Broch] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. Hard Cover. 8vo., Pages. Contains: Der.

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When Geyring is unjustly imprisoned, Esch ascribes this to the owner of a large local business Eduard von Bertrand from the first partwhom he scorns as an exploiter and hermxnn homosexual.

The Sleepwalkers (Broch novel) – Wikipedia

Leutnant Joachim von Pasenow ist die Hauptfigur. In creating the plot of the book, Broch was inspired by his associates and friends for several characters and events, for example his mistress and confidante the Viennese journalist Ea von Allesch, who gave him the idea of the vaudeville artiste Ilona. Esch has moved there with his wife to run the modest local newspaper, finding an outlet for his restless search for meaning in an informal religious sect, which von Pasenow joins.

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Wert und Zerfall der Werte sind das letzte wichtige Stichwort der Reflexionen 73, Shell-shocked and mutilated soldiers interact with hospital doctors, nurses and townsfolk. Nach 18 Monaten wird ihr erstes Kind geboren. In fury he visits Bertrand’s mansion, intending to murder him, but is talked out of the deed. Esch too knows about such virtues as justice or fidelity but ignores their substance; that is why he can be both faithful and unfaithful, and schlatwandler think of murder or denunciation to find a solution.


Adhering to these leads him into a loveless marriage diie Elisabeth.

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Der Titel dieses Artikels ist mehrdeutig. He dedicated a chapter schlafwandlee his essay “The Art of the Novel” L’Art du roman to an interpretation of it.

Like von Pasenow in the first part, Esch feels insecure in the world of decaying old values here the values of business and middle-class life and tries to find a guilty party to blame. Esch dreams of emigrating to the USA, a land of opportunities, but his partner absconds with the assets. Views Read Edit View history. The book is also mentioned in Michelangelo Antonioni ‘s film La Nottewhere the novelist Pontano Marcello Mastroianni finds a copy lying around in the mansion of a philistine magnate where a vapid party is being held, upon which he incredulously asks his wife Lidia Jeanne Moreau “Who here would be reading The Sleepwalkers?

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A military hospital is full of victims of the war in various stages of mental and physical decay. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

In the end, hemann marries Gertrud and returns to Luxembourg, where he goes back to accounting. Erna sucht mit Macht einen Mann, aber Esch lehnt ihre Angebote ab.

Die Schlafwandler (Romantrilogie)

The Sleepwalkers original title Die Schlafwandler, is a s novel in three parts, by the Austrian novelist and essayist Hermann Broch. Dezember um From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In a postscript, Huguenau has become a respectable businessman in France, but finds his life entirely empty. Hier trifft er Geyring.

Each is in a sense a sleepwalker, living between vanishing and emerging ethical systems just as the somnambulist exists in a state between sleeping and waking. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. The first is a pastiche of 19th century literary realismin particular of Theodor Fontanewhile the second part is more expressionistic.

Characters from the first two parts are united in a little fictional town on the River Moselle during the last months of World War I, with many new characters introduced. Opening inthe first part is built around a young Prussian army officer; the second in around a Luxembourger bookkeeper; and the third in around an Alsatian wine dealer.

Pasenow oder die Romantik ist. Closing reflections from the author predict that the destruction of values in Germany has left the way open for an amoral and ruthless new Leader to emerge, who will prophesy a new future for the disoriented nation.

Er vereinbart auch, dass er bei Esch zu Mittag essen kann; zwischen dem gewissenlosen Huguenau und dem sozial eingestellten Esch kommt es zu Spannungen. Esch konvertiert sogar zum Protestantismus.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Manche dieser 15 Kapitel sind Gedichte.