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1 October 1987
The Spell 
by Hermann Broch, translated by H.F. Brochde Rothermann.
Deutsch, 391 pp., £11.95, May 1987, 0 233 98049 0
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Hermann BrochA Biography 
by Paul Michael Lützeler, translated by Janice Furness.
Quartet, 329 pp., £25, June 1987, 0 7043 2604 3
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... The first thing to notice about The Spell is that it is a good, readable story. Hermann Broch is considered ‘very hard to read’, wrote Martin Seymour-Smith in his useful guide, Novels and Novelists. ‘He used most of the Modernist technical devices available to him, but mainly stream of consciousness ...
6 December 1990
The Snows of Yesteryear: Portraits for an Autobiography 
by Gregor von Rezzori, translated by H.F. Brochde Rothermann.
Chatto, 290 pp., £16.99, November 1990, 0 7011 3666 9
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... of empire, more like the British in India than like the magnates who entertained Patrick Leigh-Fermor when he passed through the Balkans. There was Italian blood on the father’s side and Romanian-Greek and Irish on the mother’s. Rezzori is very much concerned with blood and racial inheritance in all his books. The ...

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