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Pping tale A nameless and largely invisible narrator recounts the 1981 disappearance of one Josef Mazzini whose fascination with a 19th century polar expedition has pulled him north to the furthest arctic settlements Accounts of the two journeys intersect and diverge challenging the notion of history as linear seducing the reader with startlingly detailed descriptions of polar exploration Members of the 19th century expedition pur I really liked this book both the narrative structure and the subject matter I m fascinated by arctic exploration by what it tak

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Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis

Novels with explicitly novelistic themes are often bloodless carrying the fatal odor of the sheltered writing workshop; Austrian writer Ransmayr's first novel however is a stunning exception His second book The Last World was published here last year to critical acclaim The underlying concerns of this work are primarily literary creator vs creation history vs fiction the nature of metaphor etc but here they inform a singularly gri the story of conuest and discovery of a drive within human nature to find what is out there to map to name and to understand wha

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Suing honor glory and other vanities endure two frigid winters when their ship is trapped in ice their beards freeze they are blinded by snow and ill with scurvy but the Bible is read every Sunday A century later men approach the icy expanse with snowmobiles and Walkmen undertaking selfinterested scientific projects This aggressively intelligent narrative transforms the polar regions into unusually fertile ground Publishers Weekly This is such a strange book Incredibly clever and thought provoking but also rather sad It s definitely a book that needs to be


10 thoughts on “Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis

  1. says:

    How much of history is truth and how much of history is mythThis complicated and unanswerable uestion Christoph R

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    This novel recounts the real life 1872 74 Imperial Austro Hungarian North Pole Expedition through actual journal and log entries italicized to set them apart They are connected by narration The Expedition discovers and names Franz Josef Land near the North Pole after their emperor The novel describes in excruciating detail all th

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    the story of conuest and discovery of a drive within human nature to find what is out there to map to name and to understand whatever that means the emptiness of space as experienced in the 20th century the terrors of ice and darkness have been experienced by explorers a century before in the vastness of the a

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    Three linked stories of exploration intertwine here as an unidentified narrator researches the disappearance in 1981 of Josef Mazzini whose obsession with the Austrian explorer Julius Von Payer had brought him to the settlement of Longyearby

  5. says:

    The northernmost point of Eurasia is located on Franz Josef Land an archipelago deep in the Arctic Ocean rather od

  6. says:

    I really liked this book both the narrative structure and the subject matter I'm fascinated by arctic exploration by what it takes to make a life or simply to survive in such inhospitable climes There was a time when I believed that if you had to die if it was your time say freezing to death might not be a bad way to go That was before I read this book Brrrr

  7. says:

    whelp the ending was not bad i still dont know what to think of this actual review gets posted later after we discussed this stuff uni

  8. says:

    This is such a strange book Incredibly clever and thought provoking but also rather sad It's definitely a book that needs to be reread to be fully appreciated; the structure and Ransmayr's deconstruction of historical 'trut

  9. says:

    The writing is difficult to get to grips with but otherwise a decent read

  10. says:

    Was supposed to read this in grad school for a German romanticism class and I never did but everyone in the class said how great it was Really interesting concept but I think the execution could have been better maybe stuff related to the 1980s guy