Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß
Publish date: September 1998
Publisher: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag
Pages no: 200
Edition language: Deutsch
the place is an exclusive all-boys boarding school in Austria. the time is the turn of the 19th century. three boys: Törless, Beineberg, and Reiting. Reiting is an amiable, energetic sort; his aggressive nature is balanced by his charm and ease in the world. Beineberg is an anti-intellectual intelle...
I found this book exceedingly difficult - torturously so - and repellent. I recognize that it is a significant work, of course..., but the mind in diagnosis here is unrelievedly ill.
Such a generous subject but such a boring book. And now, as some1 around here said, I can reply to: "Have you read Musil's famous ?" with: "No, but I read his very first book. Have you?" :DI'm almost sure I would have enjoyed it better if it had been written in the 1st person (I even liked Zeno more...
This is 160-page book. I'm struggling through it for a week; have recently gotten to page 90. If I didn't have to read this for school, it would be gone so fast. Particularly the part where two students wax philosophical about MATH. Could anything be more boring? ....finished this a couple days afte...