Two erotic novellas by one of the masters of high modernism.
First published in 1911, Intimate Ties
is Robert Musil's second book, consisting of two novellas, "The Culmination of Love" and "The Temptation of Silent Veronica." Each revolves around a troubled woman in the throes of her sexual and romantic woes, as their memories of the past return to influence their present desires. Musil tracks the psyche of his protagonists in a blurring of impressions that is reflected in his experimental prose. Intimate Ties
offers the reader an early glimpse of the high modernist style Musil would perfect in his magnum opus The Man Without Qualities