Claudio Magris – On democracy, memory and Central Europe
This anthology of essays by Claudio Magris will reveal to Polish readers a new face of the Italian author: not only an eminent writer and historian of literature, but also an intellectual, journalist and citizen passionately interested in the condition of the community, our modern polis, regardless of whether we define it as our city, our country, or our Europe.

The anthology covers half a century of essayistic writings by Magris, from the legendary “Hapsburg Myth in Austrian modern literature” (1963) to “Secrets and non‑secrets” (2014). The co‑author of the selection and translator Joanna Ugniewska grouped the texts into thematic blocks, presenting material which is extremely rich, but also astonishingly homogenous, focusing around a number of key concepts: law, secularism, memory, identity, borderlands, the Habsburg myth. Eighth volume of series THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN LIBRARY, edited by Jack Purchla.

Publication in Polish.

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