The Third Tower

The Third Tower Journeys in Italy - Pushkin Collection

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In August 1936 a Hungarian writer in his mid-thirties arrives by train in Venice, on a journey overshadowed by the coming war and charged with intense personal nostalgia. Aware that he might never again visit this land whose sites and scenes had once exercised a strange and terrifying power over his imagination, he immerses himself in a stream of discoveries, reappraisals and inevitable self-revelations. From Venice, he traces the route taken by the Germanic invaders of old down to Ravenna, to stand, fulfilling a lifelong dream, before the sacred mosaics of San Vitale.
This journey into his private past brings Antal Szerb firmly, and at times painfully, up against an explosive present, producing some memorable observations on the social wonders and existential horrors of Mussolini's new Roman Imperium.

Book information

ISBN: 9781782270539
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Imprint: Pushkin Collection
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.50491
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 107
Weight: 128g
Height: 163mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 10mm