MICROCOSMS

Author:
Claudio Magris
Publisher:
RAND
ISBN:
9781784871307
Publication Date:
2017-01
Format:
-
Item Location:
P.O. WALL
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Price:
$22.99
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In the tiny borderlands of Istria and Italy, from the forests of Monte Nevoso, to the hidden valleys of the Tyrol, to a Trieste cafe, this book pieces together a mosaic of stories - comic, tragic, picaresque, nostalgic - from life's minor characters.
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"A haunting amalgam of travelogue, autobiography and impressionist sketch book" -- Jonathan Keates Literary Review "Claudio Magris is engaged on a seductively exciting journey of the imagination, which enriches and enthrals" -- Eileen Battersby Irish Times "Microcosms, in its subtly magical blend of the public and the personal, of the inner voice and the voices without, of the cafe and of the study, of the hearth and of the world, is a unique and wonderful achievement" -- John Banville New York Review of Books "A haunting series of evocations and recollections... the very antithesis of your run-of-the-mill travel book" -- Jan Morris Observer
AUTHOR INFORMATION
CLAUDIO MAGRIS, scholar and critic, was born in Trieste in 1939. After graduating from the University of Turin, he lectured there in German Language and Literature from 1970 to 1978. He holds a chair in Germanic Studies in the University of Trieste, and was for a period a member of the Italian parliament. He is the author of works of literary criticism and plays and has translated works by Isben, Kleist, and Schnitzler. He won international acclaim for his remarkable study of middle Europe, Danube. His novel, A Different Sea is also published by Harvill.
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In the tiny borderlands of Istria and Italy, from the forests of Monte Nevoso, to the hidden valleys of the Tyrol, to a Trieste cafe, Microcosms pieces together a mosaic of stories - comic, tragic, picaresque, nostalgic - from life's minor characters. Their worlds might be small, but they are far from minimalist: in them flashes the great, the meaningful, the unrepeatable significance of every existence.
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