Il deserto dei Tartari
Publish date: January 28th 1989
Publisher: Arnoldo Mondadori
Pages no: 234
Edition language: Italian
, European Literature
, 20th Century
, Magical Realism
, Italian Literature
Il parlait lentement, le silence avait le temps de se glisser entre chacun de ses mots.
Fort Bastiani barricades a high, bare mountain pass, very far from any human settlement; beyond its stark yellow walls, begins the stony Tartar Desert, whose other side is invisible. The lives of the soldiers and officers posted there is absolutely repetitive, even amusements are the same every day;...
As someone around here said, if it had been on any compulsory reading list, I would have skilfully avoided it, but since it was casually mentioned by one of my friends (though I have the feeling it was on her compulsory reading list at uni) I thought I'd give it a try. This was 5 or more years ago, ...
Mentioned in at least two books I read this year.
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