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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 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 arctic ice the madness to think something would be out there that matters that knowing would make a difference the incredible heroism and the laughable pathos converging in a vanishing point at a horizon of hope and hopelessness these are only some of the topics of this novel which is following the austro hungarian north pole expedition of 1872 1874 during which the last landmass on earth kaiser franz josef land was discovered nothing is there not then or now and still somebody hat to go and see for themselves a chilling pun definitely intended read awesome

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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. 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 Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island in the Arctic Payer a sub lieutenant in the Austrian army having adventured and explored in the Tyrolean Alps in the 1860s making than 60 ascents including several first ascents led the Austro Hungarian North Pole Expedition in 1872 which was both Manzinni and the narrator s interest This was an attempt at the Pole via the North East Passage along the Norwegian and Siberian coasts and during the journey he discovered Franz Joseph Land Much of the narrative is made up of uotations from the official log of the expedition and the diaries of individual crew members It s only the invented character of Mazzini that makes Ransmayr s book a novel The vivid descriptions of the Arctic and the use of the archives makes this read as a historical document would It s a fascinating tale of Polar exploration that deserves a place with the best and yet is surprisingly out of print available at OpenLibrary archiveorg Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, reader with startlingly detailed descriptions of polar exploration Members of the 19th century expedition pur. Three linked stories of exploration intertwine here as an unidentified narrator Homewrecker read as a historical document would It s a fascinating tale of Polar exploration that deserves a place with the best and yet is surprisingly out of print available at OpenLibrary archiveorg

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


10 thoughts on “Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis

  1. says:

    How much of history is truth and how much of history is myth?This complicated and unanswerable uestion Christoph Ransmayr tries to pose in his highly intellectual and dark The Terrors of Ice and DarknessHow much of an explorer’s journey is the new discoveries and how much of it is just imaginationAt first it was nothing than a game to try to reduce the circumstances of his disappearance to some sort of explanation any explanation But e

  2. says:

    This novel recounts the real life 1872 74 Imperial Austro Hungarian North Pole Expedition through actual journa

  3. says:

    the story of conuest and discovery of a drive within human nature to find what is out there to map to name and to understa

  4. says:

    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 t

  5. says:

    The northernmost point of Eurasia is located on Franz Josef Land an archipelago deep in the Arctic Ocean rather oddly named after an emperor of Austria Hungary once a country far to the south of those icy rocks Ye

  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 rea

  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 'truth' merit particular attention

  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

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