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By Claudio Magris

ISBN-10: 0807613460

ISBN-13: 9780807613467

Translated by means 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 dwelling at the Patagonian pampas, on my own along with his historic Greek texts, his flocks and each from time to time a lady. He has been taught by way of his closest pal, Carlo, a philosopher/poet who commits suicide in his early twenties, to go looking for an genuine lifestyles, freed from social falsehoods. yet in his look for this impossible objective, Enrico destroys each probability he has of a standard life; even after his go back to dwell a lifetime of ever-increasing isolation by means of the Istrian beach, his makes an attempt at human sex, at significant love, are thwarted. In recounting the lifestyles and personality of Enrico, ostensibly considered one of Life's mess ups, Claudio Magris paints a remarkably intelligent and observant photograph of a complete global in ferment, that of the decaying Austro-Hungarian empire, shaken to its foundations via the nice conflict, and rising from the German profession and the Communist revolution ripe for disintegration and endlessly looking, as does Enrico, for a cause to head on residing.

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Some six months after that he obtained the hand of Anastasia Bergen, but they did not remain long in Bermuda. " That the ghost of Aaron Trow may be seen there and round the little rocky inlet of the sea, is part of the creed of every young woman in Bermuda.

Aaron Trow by Anthony Trollope waves,—to watch him as he rose, gasping for breath, and then to see to him sinking again, to rise again, and then to go for ever. But his life had been fairly forfeit,—and why should one so much more precious have been flung after it? It was surely with no view of saving that pitiful life that Caleb Morton had leaped after his enemy. But the hound, hot with the chase, will follow the stag over the precipice and dash himself to pieces against the rocks. The beast thirsting for blood will rush in even among the weapons of men.

Trow never rose again to the surface. Three days afterwards his body was found at the ferry, and then they carried him to the convict island and buried him. Morton was picked up and taken into the boat. His life was saved; but it may be a question how the battle might have gone had not that friendly oar been raised in his behalf. As it was, he lay at the cottage for days before he was able to be moved, so as to receive the congratulations of those who had watched that terrible conflict from the shore.

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