From one of the giants of European literature, six essays never before published in English. Hermann Broch achieved international
recognition for his brilliant use of innovative literary techniques to present the entire range of human experience, from
the biological to the metaphysical. Concerned with the problem of ethical responsibility in a world with no unified system
of values, he turned to literature as the appropriate form for considering those human problems not subject to rational treatment.Late
in life, Broch began questioning his artistic pursuits and turned from literature to devote himself to political theory. While
he is well known and highly regarded throughout the world as a novelist, he was equally accomplished as an essayist. These
six essays give us a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of the twentieth century's most original thinkers.