This book should be required reading for every young person about to graduate high school and/or college.
"The Tartar Steppe" is, to my sensibility, a great (little known) masterpiece of the 20th century Italian and European literature.
This story makes me smile every time I think about it, and I hope its message will stay with me for the rest of my life.
A beautifully written book although I did find it a sad and somewhat depressing story. The prose is evocative and haunting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cphe
This is the story of Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo who finally finishes his education and is to embark on a life full of possibilites and glory at the desolate outpost of Fort... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Haakon Hals Rød
Most fascinating book - what an amazing landscape drawn with words, not to speak of making TIME conscious. I highly recommend the book and author.Published 5 months ago by Hildegard Kleiser
"Often likened to Kafka's The Castle, The Tartar Steppe is both a scathing critique of military life and a meditation on the human thirst for glory". Read morePublished 23 months ago by F. R .
First I "saw" this novel at the cinema. Now, more than thirty years after that, I read it. And I read it because the movie was always present to me as it happens every time you... Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The book arrived rapidly. The cover is nice.
The life of Dino Buzzti--particularly those events towards the end of World War II--deeply affected his writing. Read more
I, like many, was led to this book by the reference in financier/mathematician/philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book, The Black Swan. Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by Mark Clegg
This powerful work reminds me of the existential mindscape of Albert Camus' L'Etranger. The narrator, Giovanni Drogo, spends two years in a fort on the edge of the steppe, but... Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Christian Potholm