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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446433768
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Microcosms




In his acclaimed work Danube, Claudio Magris painted a vast canvas stretching from the source of the river to the Black Sea. Now he focuses on the tiny borderlands of Istria and Italy where he was born and where he has lived most intensely. From the forests of Monte Nevoso, to the hidden valleys of the Tyrol, to a Trieste café, Microcosm 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.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446433768
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
Categories:

About the Author

Claudio Magris

Claudio Magris, born in 1939, is an Italian scholar, translator and writer. He is a graduate of the University of Turin, where he studied Germanistics, and has been professor of Modern German Literature at the University of Trieste since 1978. He is an essayist and columnist for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera and for other European journals and newspapers. Professor Magris is a member of several European academies and served as senator in the Italian Senate from 1994 to 1996.
His novels include Danube, A Different Sea and Microcosms. Magris won the Strega Prize in 1998 for Danube. He was also awarded the Erasmus prize 2001 and a Prince of Asturias Awards for Literature in 2004. On 31 July 2006 Austria awarded its annual state prize for European literature to Magris.

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Praise for Microcosms

“Microcosms expresses the essence of Germanness which underlines so many aspects of this vibrant, if culturally chaotic, no-man's-land caught between the eastern Alps and the Adriatic”

Irish Times


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