In this fascinating journey Claudio Magris, whose knowledge is encyclopaedic and whose curiosity limitless, guides his reader from the river's source in the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary and the Balkans to the Black Sea. Along the way he raises the ghosts that inhabit the houses and monuments - from Ovid and Marcus Aurelius to Kafka and Canetti - and in so doing sets his finger on the pulse of Central Europe, the vital crucible of a culture that draws on influences of East and West, of Christendom and Islam.
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DanubeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The Danube river runs from central to southeast Europe, and Danube is a stream of consciousness flowing down the history of the great basin. The intrepid Italian traveler and cultural and literary ... Read full review
Review: Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black SeaUser Review - Michael Murray - Goodreads
Excellent. Style and subject matter fit perfectly together: following the long, at time meandering, at times industrial and functional, length and history of the river Danube. Cram full of everything ... Read full review