By Kevin McIlvoy
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This number of exploratory items, brief tales, and reflections was once initially released in Zurich in 1936. It used to be the final quantity Robert Musil released prior to his unexpected demise in 1942. Musil had began to fathom the impossibility of com- pleting his huge masterpiece the fellow with out features and this quantity finds a appreciably assorted element of his paintings.
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57 Octaves Below Middle C by Kevin McIlvoy