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The Sleepwalkers based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Like Musil's, Broch's work has been overlooked. The Sleepwalkers is an astounding work about the collapse of moral sensibility in Germany in the early part of the 20th century (before Hitler). In three parts that are stylistically distinct, he examines his topic from different angles. The first work is straightforward - by the third he used modernist techniques to tell his story. Most highly recommended.
This book is a great read, and a necessary one if one is to understand European literature after Broch. He is probably one of the most influential writers ever, an opinion I share with Kundera.