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Robert Musil

Robert Musil (November 6, 1880, Klagenfurt, Austria - April 15, 1942, Geneva, Switzerland)

Austrian writer, author of the unfinished trilogy The Man Without Qualities[?] (in German, Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften) one of the earliest modernist novels. The novel is both deep and complex and deals with the moral and intellectual decline of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The novel is set in Vienna on the eve of World War I. Musil served as an officer in the Austrian army at the front between 1914 - 1918.


  • 1906 Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless
  • 1911 Vereinigungen
  • 1921 Die Schwärmer
  • 1924 Vinzenz und die Freundin bedeutender Männer
  • 1924 Drei Frauen
  • 1936 Nachlass zu Lebzeiten
  • 1937 Über die Dummheit
  • 1930, 1933, 1943 Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften

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