The Sleepwalkers by Hermann Broch

"The Sleepwalkers" is a trilogy that explores the psychological transformation and moral decay of German society between 1888 and 1918. The narrative follows three main characters: Joachim von Pasenow, a romantic military officer; August Esch, a pragmatic bookkeeper; and Claus von Pasenow, an intellectual and World War I soldier. The book uses these characters to depict the shift from a stable, traditional society to a modern, aimless one, examining the individual's struggle with societal change and the disintegration of values.

The 725th greatest book of all time


Published
1932
Nationality
Austrian
Type
Fiction
Pages
600-700
Words
Unknown
Original Language
German

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