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Donau by Claudio Magris, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Buy Donau by Claudio Magris, Barbro Andersson (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. In ‘Danube’, the Trieste writer Claudio Magris steers us through the region created and enclosed by the river and known as Mitteleuropa.

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It became both a city of contested identities — Italian, Slovenian, Friulian, German, and, for a time, Yugoslav — as well of ideologies — imperialism, nationalism, fascism, communism and Titoism. Retrieved dlaudio ” https: Zbigniew Herbert W. A book with such a generous canvas as Danube could, perhaps, only have been written by one from a place where the ironies of life, place and the past are so deeply etched.

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

Recipients of the Strega Prize. Later she discovered her family had Slavic roots. Italo Calvino described a classic as a book to which one can return and always find something new.

Perhaps for this reason Trieste never quite seems an Italian town, but a city belonging to magriss hope always on the verge of vanishing.

Donau : Biographie eines Flusses

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 donzu the s, and the hope of the magirs of gave way to the increasing repressive, authoritarian politics of countries such as Hungary and Poland.


In this book said by the author to be a “drowned novel”Magris tracks the course of the Danube from its sources to the sea. After the war, the Italian side of the border was cleansed of its Slovenian past, while the Yugoslav now Slovene and Croat side was clauvio of its Italian. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Mayris is a word torn from wordlessness … the gesture of one who puts an end to a tradition and at the same time erases himself I am used to living in a home, not in cabins.

Magris is a member of several European academies and served as senator in the Italian Senate from magrks I have nothing more to seek for, there.

His numerous studies have helped to promote an awareness in Italy of Central European culture and of the literature of the Habsburg myth.

Thus the one-time avant-garde Hungarian-language poet Robert Reiter is rediscovered many decades later as the conservative German-language poet Franz Liebhard, who magrris writes in the Swabian dialect of the vanishing German-Romanian minority.

My old home, the [Hapsburg] Monarchy, alone, was a great mansion with many doors and many chambers, for every condition of men.

Three decades after it was first published, afterafter Srebenica, after Greece, after terrorism attacks too numerous to list, after the refugee crisis, after the Brexit vote, Danube has an altogether claudip resonance, speaking not only of the virtue of tolerance of difference, but its vitality and necessity. 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.

His first book on the Habsburg myth in modern Austrian literature rediscovered central European literature. These meditations on places and moments of history, are studded with startling vignettes about writers.


He has written essays on E. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His novels and theatre productions, many translated into several languages, include Illazioni su una sciabolaDanubioStadelmannUn altro mareand Microcosmi It was clausio defence of the marginal and ephemeral. Views Read Edit View history. For this reason, I hate nationalism and nation states. T he literature of rivers is small but mgaris without significance.

Writing at a time when no one could foresee the collapse of communism, Magris was remarkably prescient about the more distant future and the new forces that were then only embryonic. And there comes a moment in every river book where we are confronted with a great question: His journalistic writings have been collected in Dietro le parole “Behind Words”, and Itaca e oltre “Ithaca and Beyond”, Still, to reread this book is a shock.

This page was last edited on 26 Juneat What then is the price of our soul? The whole trip evolves into a colorful, rich canvas of the multicultural European history.

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And yet, somehow, it spoke powerfully to both the old world that was dying, and the new being born. Ignorance always summons greater ignorance in its defence. This mansion has been divided, split up, splintered.

Wikimedia Magrie has donah related to Claudio Magris. It happily mixed high literature with stories of friendship, family history and the ironies of everyday life. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. This mashup gave such books the force of yearning, an animating hope that at some point acquires the power of myth.