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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In this acclaimed international bestseller, Claudio Magris tracks the Danube River, setting his finger on the pulse of Central Europe, the crucible of a culture that draws on influences of East and West, Christianity and Islam.

In each town he raises the ghosts that inhabit the houses and monuments, from Ovid and Marcus Aurelius to Kafka and Canetti, in “a fascinating blend of anecdote and history” San Francisco Examiner. This is the best introduction to the culture of Central Europe, its genius and its tragedy. Claudio Magris is a mwgris, translator, and writer. He is a professor of German literature at the University of Trieste, Italy.

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You can see the amount of work and dedication this author put in. Occasionally, parts could be humorous, which was nice.

Really hard to read fluidly. There are a lack of commas to break up thoughts, which were very distracting.


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

Did I enjoy reading it most of the time? But I have a level of respect for the author and his work, and I think to those who are more in tuned to culture and history, this would be a really good read.

This is a delightfully translated, rich and ornate, not so much travelogue as intellectual and literary history, of what Magris is pleased to term Mitteleuropa. Magris, though his prose may come across as dense at times, is actually a bon-vivant with a rather breezy, hedonistic take on life. This is fortunate, for it serves to leaven the sometimes ponderous meditations the reader comes across.

This duality of text and attitude is mgris encapsulated in the first two paragraphs of the chapter entitled “Believing In Ulm”.

On the one hand, in the first paragraph: Little by little, however, things are imperceptibly erased, and one cannot do otherwise than believe that they nonetheless exist.

A bit of a mixed bag, I should say. As Magris says of another writer, “The result is that he says too little and too much at the same time. Allusions to literature, philosophy, psychology, history, mythology. Could not put this book down!

One person found this helpful. Not your typical travelogue but a voyage down the Danube through literature, history and culture by an claudo commentator. Helps to have some background in the area, or read a general history in conjunction. Magris is a professor of German literature with a degree in foreign languages clauvio the university of Torino. In Klagenfurt gave him the claudioo doctoral degree. He is also a columnist of Corriere della sera. I firstly saw the blue Danube in February without never had been a dancer of waltz or of anything good.

I clauduo to Vienna where I visited the museum of damube sciences. I particularly appreciated the reconstruction of the Miller-Urey experiment of 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.

Later with a collection technique more accurate the Singhalese Ponnamperuma discovered that also all the elements which make the DNA molecule were present.

The same phenomenon which generated life on the Earth may happen in other planets Roberto Fideli, Il metodo comparativo, cap. Maybe clausio cruise on the blue Danube will be wonderful for me in the future as a straight European man. This book by the German philologist Magris published in may be a guide for the independent traveller who is in touch with natural sciences. But two commentaries of mine to two captions are needed. He never recognized his mistake.


But tobacco is still legal everywhere; and tolerance is common. Now Magris is probably the most known scholar of Germanic philology in Italy.

As an Italian living in Gallura, in my latest magrus Saggi di gnoseologia I mentioned the Florentine Germanist Onesti, who unfortunately died in August. My balanced commentaries about her are in my latest publication and in my reviews in Amazon, in which my lack of knowledge of German is evident, but also my support for the comparative method of philology.

Roberto Fideli Translator and writer [ It was beautifully written, informative, and thought provoking; it was an humanities class of central Europe between pages.

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