By Andreas Dittrich

Taking a philosophical epistemological standpoint, this paintings examines Thomas Mann’s “The Magic Mountain” (Der Zauberberg), Hermann Broch’s trilogy, “The Sleepwalkers” (Die Schlafwandler), and Robert Musil’s “The guy with out features” (Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften). those 3 texts not just represent epoch-making novels, yet also are novels in their epoch, within the feel that they care for the numerous old currents of considered their time in a literary demeanour. probably the most succinct features in their epoch used to be a variety of epistemological positions, by no means to be attained back afterwards. utilizing an interpretive method, this learn sheds gentle on how the 3 authors handled this spectrum of their aesthetic works.

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