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Well written and very informative.
Many of the intellectual and literary figures Magris discusses may be obscure, but if you have spent time in this part of the world you will find his book meaningful.
In general he seems to write meanings into things for the hell of it then defuse it with the vaguest of contradictions.
A persuasive essay on a Middle Europe weltanschauung. A fine baedeker for little known East European countries. A reading list of these same countries classics. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Magris is a professor of German literature with a degree in foreign languages in the university of Torino. In 1995 Klagenfurt gave him the honorary doctoral degree. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Roberto Fideli
It's a fair book. Not my type. It's slow. I wanted info on the Danube country, but this is more long a long winded novel, not an informative bookPublished 3 months ago by Dennis W. Simpson
I bought this as a guide before my cruise on the Danube. It was not what I expected. I took put it in the library on the ship.Published 7 months ago by Beth H Worth
I bought this book because we will be taking a cruise along the Danube. This book is an excellent primer for those interested in the history of the area. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Larry
One of the most extraordinary, fascinating books I've ever read. Cultural history of the legendary river and its people like no other.Published 13 months ago by Dana Stolka
"Danube" by Claudio Magris is a book dedicated to the Danube, the great river by its length, but even more by its importance considering how many countries and cultures it connects... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Denis Vukosav