The Sleepwalkers by Hermann Broch

With his epic trilogy, The Sleepwalkers, Hermann Broch established himself as one of the great innovators of modern literature, a visionary writer-philosopher the equal of James Joyce, Thomas Mann, or Robert Musil. Even as he grounded his narratives in the intimate daily life of Germany, Broch was identifying the oceanic changes that would shortly sweep that life into the abyss. Whether he is writing about a neurotic army officer (The Romantic), a disgruntled bookkeeper and would-be assassin (The Anarchist), or an opportunistic war-deserter (The Relaist), Broch immerses himself in the twists of his characters' psyches, and at the same time soars above them, to produce a prophetic portrait of a world tormented by its loss of faith, morals, and reason.

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The 523rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  2. - 19th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  3. - 81st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Sleepwalkers (English and German Edition) Paperback 941886 $43.69 $7.00 1985
The Sleepwalkers (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 132577 $9.99 2011
The Sleepwalkers; A Trilogy Hardcover 4217682 $7.42
The Sleepwalkers; a Trilogy Paperback 5410928 $4.00
Sleepwalkers (Quartet Encounters) Paperback 4504239 $45.00 $4.16 1986
The Sleepwalkers Paperback 130958 $17.85 $4.19 1996