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The Tartar Steppe - Dino Buzzati, Stuart C. Hood
The Tartar Steppe
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Often likened to Kafka's The Castle, The Tartar Steppe is both a scathing critique of military life and a meditation on the human thirst for glory. It tells of young Giovanni Drogo, who is posted to a distant fort overlooking the vast Tartar steppe. Although not intending to stay, Giovanni... show more
Often likened to Kafka's The Castle, The Tartar Steppe is both a scathing critique of military life and a meditation on the human thirst for glory. It tells of young Giovanni Drogo, who is posted to a distant fort overlooking the vast Tartar steppe. Although not intending to stay, Giovanni suddenly finds that years have passed, as, almost without his noticing, he has come to share the others' wait for a foreign invasion that never happens. Over time the fort is downgraded and Giovanni's ambitions fade until the day the enemy begins massing on the desolate steppe...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781567923049 (1567923046)
Publisher: David R. Godine
Pages no: 198
Edition language: English
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Calyre
Calyre rated it
3.0 The Tartar Steppe
Il parlait lentement, le silence avait le temps de se glisser entre chacun de ses mots.
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it
4.0 The Tartar Steppe
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;...
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
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, ...
thomcat
thomcat rated it
Mentioned in at least two books I read this year.
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