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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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Serbia doesn’t appear prominent in the book. 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. I found interesting only short parts of this book, lcaudio. View all 12 comments.

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

Writing of Emil Cioran, Magris flails the Romanian misanthrope in order to put what seems to be a case for his own literary ambition: Open Preview See a Problem?

I went to Vienna where I visited the museum of natural sciences. 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.

Sebald —was most welcome, as was the overview of Sankt Florian Church and monastery where Anton Bruckner played organ and wrote his great symphonic works. And there comes a moment in every river book where we are confronted with a great question: I firstly saw the blue Danube in February without never had been a dancer of waltz or of anything good.

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

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Magris does not evoke such an intimate view of the river and its banks, much less mix it up with the common people.


After this long, hard slog of a book, I don’t feel consider myself to have any greater understanding of the region, its cultures, and the interactions between the two, nor can I recall a wealth of anecdotes and incidents worth remembering. Mar 08, Carlos Manzano rated it it was amazing.

I am not sure who is to blame more – the learned poet translator or the wannabee poet intellectual author. The whole trip evolves into a colorful, rich canvas of the multicultural European history. It doesn’t gel; it cclaudio seeks to be an extended narrative. In this fascinating journey through the history and culture of the Danube, Claudio Magris, claduio knowledge is encyclopedic and curiosity limitless, invites the reader to accompany him along the whole course of the river, from the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary a A triumphant celebration of a river that has forever been at the center of the great movements of history.

He graduated from the University of Turin, where he studied German studies, and has been a professor of modern German literature at the University of Trieste since Who are these friends so fleetingly mentioned? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. A Cultural History Landscapes of the Imagination. Danube is relentlessly intellectual, pedantic, and frankly, aimless, as Magris attempt This one almost broke me. I know several people who have taken boat trips on magriz Danube, and I know that I wouldn’t think of clauudio without this book.

Italo Calvino described a classic as a book to which one can return and always find something new. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade clqudio in, give it a second life. At the very end of this challenging bookI found what I was thinking I would be reading – just a few lines Not the travel book Danueb was expecting! By simulating lightning on these chemical elements, after a day an organic compound was formed which contained the most common 20 amino-acids, which serve to build proteins.

We want to know something about him, but he keeps his guard up, there is virtually danue. I can easily tolerate him as a rival. It was a defence of the marginal and ephemeral.


Whose fault is this? Customers who bought this item also bought. It’s an anthology of curios. Mar 09, Jonfaith rated it really liked it Shelves: The river is here a device for writing about a mix of colorful events and persons associated with it. The book was penned in before Glastnost led to a change in format. Read more Read less. In being as sympathetic to the fate of Jews of Bukovina as it was to the destiny of the Sudeten Deutsch it was also honest in its depiction of the horrors and costs of the reduced ideas of ethnic nationalism that were to increasingly define Europe in the succeeding decades, as neighbour once more turned on neighbour in the Balkans in the s, and the hope of the revolutions of gave way to the increasing repressive, authoritarian politics of countries such as Hungary and Poland.

It only sends its Nibelungen to the east to get them massacred by the hordes of Attila. Jun 09, Martha rated it liked it. Still, I wish I were traveling with Femor.

Jul 17, Erwin Maack rated it it was amazing. Io, che ho una conoscenza dei luoghi e della loro storia limitata alle nozioni scolastiche prima e alle informazioni giornalistiche poi, quindi ne sapevo poco o nulla, ho dovuto ovviare ai riferimenti ai popoli, innumerevoli, che si sono stratificati nei millenni, e agli scrittori Un libro colto e prezioso, che ho letto con interesse ma non con facilita: Magris is a professor of German literature with a degree in foreign languages in the university of Torino.

It is dull beyond belief.