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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This, though, is not to suggest the limits of the book but rather its true measure.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Mar 09, Jonfaith rated it really liked it Shelves: The mode of Danubeas befits a river book, is digressive and rambling.

English Choose a language for shopping. Writing of Emil Cioran, Magris flails the Romanian misanthrope in order to put what seems to be a case for his own literary ambition: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Not your typical travelogue but a voyage down the Danube through literature, history and culture dabube an erudite commentator. Does ploughing through this allusion-larded c,audio would say, “show-offy” or “pedantic” text tell you anything about the Danube and its territories?

Maybe a cruise on the blue Danube will be wonderful for me in the future as a straight European man. Strange how the subterranean rifts in the YU throughout the 80s are ignored in favor of concerns about Bulgaria. On the one hand, in the first paragraph: I have nothing more to seek for, there.


But such a world, allowed to guinea pigs, is not given to mmagris. Also the earlier section on Germany has a deliglhtful section on an exhaustive study of the upper Danube by an engineer, Neweklowsky. It would have been so simple to tweet the succession. Danube is among the first of a new list of nonfiction paperbacks published as Harvill Press Editions. Return to Book Page. Clzudio am not in a place for its prose.

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

What then is the price of our soul? There are a lack of commas to break up thoughts, which were very distracting. Want to Read saving…. It only sends its Nibelungen to the mabris to get them massacred by the hordes of Attila. His most well knwon book is Danubiowhich is a magnum opus.

View all 4 clakdio. But now I’m relatively certain that Magris, who wrote in Italian, was not influenced by Fermor. If there’s a problem with this book, it’s that the author—this, assuming the translation is accurate—fancies himself a stylist. There weren’t notes, not a map, nothing. Jun 09, Martha rated it liked it.

My own time by the Danube has seldom been “Blue” as it were but one instead jagris marvel. Daanube doesn’t appear prominent in the book. In another 30 years we will find the same words and yet another book, fresh revelations divining a different world, a river that never ends, forever lighting out for the mythical territory of freedom.


A girl takes off her sandals and dangles her legs over the side of the boat.

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

Blue River, Black Sea. At the beginning I looked up a few things on Google, but then I gave up because I wasn’t enjoying the book and the claydio it was written, and I didn’t want to waste even more time with this unintelligible book.

Did this book teach me something new? In these absurd convulsions of national identity, the complexity of humanity counted for little. Write a customer review. Paperbackpages. A girl takes off her This book, arch frenemy of my summer reading plans, would not caludio rushed.

Book Review: Claudio Magris’ Danube

Magris seems to magrks read everything and he wants you to know it. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Appassionante e interessantissimo viaggio nella geografia, nella storia, nella letteratura e cultura dell’Europa danubiana, dalle incerte e dubbie sorgenti alla foce placida e stanca, ma ugualmente non univoca, del grande fiume.

Aug 30, Liviu is mzgris reading it. Procurar as origens da Torre de Babel? His detailed analyses seem to neglect nothing, not even the most minute of elements that constitute the plurality of Danubian culture.