By Claudio Magris
Translated by way of M. S. Spurr
Early this century Enrico, a tender highbrow, leaves the abundantly varied Austro-Hungarian urban of Gorizia with its combined inhabitants and tradition, to spend a number of years residing at the Patagonian pampas, by myself along with his historical Greek texts, his flocks and each every now and then a girl. He has been taught by way of his closest buddy, Carlo, a philosopher/poet who commits suicide in his early twenties, to go looking for an actual existence, freed from social falsehoods. yet in his look for this not possible objective, Enrico destroys each probability he has of a standard lifestyles; even after his go back to dwell a lifetime of ever-increasing isolation through the Istrian beach, his makes an attempt at human sex, at significant love, are thwarted. In recounting the existence and personality of Enrico, ostensibly one in every of Life's disasters, Claudio Magris paints a remarkably wise and observant photograph of an entire global in ferment, that of the decaying Austro-Hungarian empire, shaken to its foundations by means of the nice struggle, and rising from the German career and the Communist revolution ripe for disintegration and eternally looking, as does Enrico, for a cause to head on residing.
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