In Danube the author sets his finger on the pulse of Central Europe, the crucible of a culture that draws on influences of East and West, of Christendom and Islam. In this journey through the history and culture of the Danube lands, Claudio Magris guides the reader along the course of the river, from its source in the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary and the Balkans to the Black Sea. In each town he raises the ghosts that inhabit the houses and monuments, from Ovid and Marcus Aurelius to Kafka and Canetti. The Danube is the great artery of that elusive territory known as Mitteleuropa, from which so many of the most fascinating people and ideas of European history have emerged, and Magris has produced a wonderful celebration of it in a book that effortlessly combines erudition and writing of the highest quality.
45 pages matching feeling in this book
Results 1-3 of 45
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black SeaUser Review - Geoffrey Rose - Goodreads
An elegiac tribute to the fallen Habsburg Mitteleuropean world, Magris's "Danube" is not a traditional travelogue and occasionally(well, more than occasionally) meanders, which I suppose is not too ... Read full review
Review: Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black SeaUser Review - Tom Hannis - Goodreads
An amazing work that took me months to get through - and I will spend several more days going back to do further research on dozens of literary and historical references. Read full review
Other editions - View all
Danube - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The English language has, since the Norman invasion, used the French word Danube. In other languages, particularly those the river flows through: ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Danube
Danube River: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
Danube A river of south-central Europe rising in southwest Germany and flowing about 2848 km (1770 mi) southeast through Austria, Hungary, Serbia,
www.answers.com/ topic/ danube
FOR ONE THING, IT'S NOT BLUE - New York Times
From the glades of the Black Forest to the swells of the Black Sea, Claudio Magris follows his liquid quarry: a Danube seldom blue as the eyes of love would ...
query.nytimes.com/ gst/ fullpage.html?res=950DE7D71E3AF932A35753C1A96F948260&
History and Geography of the Danube River - Experience Plus
The Danube River has been one of the most significant cultural and historic boundaries in Europe.
www.experienceplus.com/ reading_room/ travel_stories/ history-and-geography-of-the-danube-river.html
GCT : Old World Prague & the Blue Danube (2008) : Travel Tips & Tools
Specializing in value and discovery for Seniors. Cruise the Blue Danube River aboard gct's deluxe fleet. Relaxed pacing with local guides provide unique ...
www.gct.com/ gcc/ general/ default.aspx?oid=183226&
Danube River @ nationalgeographic.com
Leaving Germany, the Danube flows eastward into Austria, whose Wachau Valley is fertile ground for both piety and wine. Terraces of vineyards climb slopes ...
ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ ngm/ data/ 2002/ 03/ 01/ html/ ft_20020301.4.html
Danube - Claudio Magris - ISBN 9781860468230
A gifted novelist's stimulating journey down the Danube from its source in the heart of what once was the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the Balkans to the ...
www.longitudebooks.com/ find/ p/ 7305/ mcms.html
Rome.com -- Destination Guides - Europe & Russia - Europe ...
Called the "the Montmartre of the Danube" by Claudio Magris, it remains a delightful maze of houses painted in autumnal colours, with secretive gardens and ...
Danube - Wikipédia
Le Danube est le deuxičme plus long cours d'eau d’Europe (aprčs la Volga) et le plus long parcourant l’Union européenne. Il prend sa source dans la ...
fr.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Danube
The Danube— Eurovelo 6 - The bicycle from Atlantic to Black sea
The quiet waters of the Danube flow down from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Its 2850-km journey takes the river across Germany, through Austria and ...
www.eurovelo6.org/ the-rivers/ danube/ view?set_language=en