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A Different Sea

A Different Sea

  • Title: A Different Sea
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  • ISBN : 9780807613467
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 112 pages


Early this century Enrico, a young intellectual, leaves the abundantly diverse Austro Hungarian city of Gorizia with its mixed population and culture, to spend several years living on the Patagonian pampas, alone with his ancient Greek texts, his flocks and every now and then a woman He has been taught by his closest friend, Carlo, a philosopher poet who commits suicide i Early this century Enrico, a young intellectual, leaves the abundantly diverse Austro Hungarian city of Gorizia with its mixed population and culture, to spend several years living on the Patagonian pampas, alone with his ancient Greek texts, his flocks and every now and then a woman He has been taught by his closest friend, Carlo, a philosopher poet who commits suicide in his early twenties, to search for an authentic life, free of social falsehoods But in his search for this unattainable goal, Enrico destroys every chance he has of a normal existence even after his return to live a life of ever increasing isolation by the Istrian seashore, his attempts at human intercourse, at meaningful love, are thwarted In recounting the life and character of Enrico, ostensibly one of Life s failures, Claudio Magris paints a remarkably shrewd and observant picture of a whole world in ferment, that of the decaying Austro Hungarian empire, shaken to its foundations by the Great War, and emerging from the German occupation and the Communist revolution ripe for disintegration and forever seeking, as does Enrico, for a reason to go on living


Author Claudio Magris

Claudio Magris was born in Trieste in the year 1939 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 1978 His most well knwon book is Danubio 1986 , which is a magnum opus In this book Magris tracks the course of the Danube from its sources to the sea The whole trip evolves into




A Different Sea Reviews (13)

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  • This little book is about what might have happened if one of Carlo Michelstaedter s friends had carried the youngster s philosophical ideas to fruition, without killing himself in the process Enrico Mreule takes Michelstaedter s persuasion as far as he can, turning himself into something of a sage i [..]

  • Un piccolo libro che mi ha preso solo dalla met in poi All inizio lo si potrebbe considerare troppo saccente. con quelle frasi latine e greche che solo chi ha fatto il liceo capisce, poi per ho capito il senso del libro Enrico prima della guerra lascia la sua terra e va a vivere in Patagonia ma torn [..]

  • Grandi nuvole passano e spariscono, una vacca strappa un ciuffo d erba, la terra gira ma sta anche ferma, una margherita vive un mese, un effimera un giorno, la stella della sera si chiama anche stella del mattino Talora il cielo si dilata come una palla di vetro soffiato, si allontana e svanisc [..]

  • e vam ne sede Magrisova Donava, je Drugo morje dostojen kraj i nadomestek. [..]

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