In this fascinating journey through the history and culture of the Danube, Claudio Magris, whose knowledge is encyclopedic and curiosity limitless, invites the. In ‘Danube’, the Trieste writer Claudio Magris steers us through the region created and enclosed by the river and known as Mitteleuropa. In this fascinating journey Claudio Magris, whose knowledge is the source of the Danube in the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary and.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. As an Italian living in Gallura, in my latest publication Saggi di gnoseologia I mentioned the Florentine Germanist Onesti, who unfortunately died in August.

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Records and reports, as well as the testimony of travellers, show Rojesko toiling away tirelessly and courageously to prevent and forestall contagion, to help the refugees, to find them food and shelter, provide them with medicines and work.

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Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black Sea by Claudio Magris

Later she discovered her family had Slavic roots. Written during the final efflorescence of the cold war — when, as we now know, the world came the closest it has ever been to a nuclear war — the countries of what was then called eastern Europe had become, after four decades of isolating Soviet rule, terra incognita to many magrie the west. It only sends its Nibelungen to the east to get them massacred by the hordes of Attila. I know several people who have taken boat trips on the Danube, and I know that I wouldn’t think of going without this book.


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Introduction, by Richard Flanagan Map –Danube: The whole trip evolves magros Claudio Magris was born in Trieste in the year Maybe who has a wider culture than me, will enjoy this book, but for me it was a real torture and I don’t know why I didn’t gave up after the first chapters. However, it’s a hodgepodge.

Why Claudio Magris’s Danube is a timely elegy for lost Europe

Danube is relentlessly intellectual, pedantic, and frankly, aimless, as Magris attempt This one almost broke me. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Davvero un monumento, nonostante per molti versi la storia l’abbia superato, a causa della caduta del muro di Berlino e di tutta la frana che quella caduta ha provocato.

Certain passages are frankly comical, as the reader is swept from a relatively mundane description of a forgotten Wallachian or Lipovenian poet’s career into an overarching commentary on the nature of life, or death, or both.

Book Review: Claudio Magris’ Danube – THE VIENNA REVIEW –

In this book Magris tracks the course of the Magria from its sources to the sea. I Dnube am not sure who is to blame more – the learned poet translator or the wannabee poet intellectual author.


Italo Calvino described a classic as a book to which one can return and always find something new. Occasionally, parts could be humorous, which was nice. Alcuni brani riecheggiano di “ma che dici? Also the earlier section on Germany has magriw deliglhtful section on an exhaustive study of the upper Danube by an engineer, Neweklowsky. Silence is not Marx, it is Wittgenstein or Hofnannsthal: Not all writers can handle an omniscient voice, producing rather pages loaded with philosophical digressions, as if they had a monopoly on emotion and insight.

In an age when razor wire is once more being run across the borders of Europe, Danube seems not only an important but a strangely timely book. To ask other readers questions about Danubeplease sign up. I went to Vienna where I visited the museum of natural sciences. I haven’t met so far any actual inhabitants along the river or much of the actual river itself – rather historical vignettes, philosophical musings and grappling with the third Reich.

At one point in the second volume Fermor rides a magnificent black stallion—Malek—across the Great Hungarian Plain.