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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 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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beppesf, April 18, 2008 (view all comments by beppesf)
although I haven't read this translation, the original
is very evocative and written in such a simple elegant
style it could be used beautifully as an italian textbook
for translation as well being a voyage into a labyinthine world.
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ISBN:
9781567923049
Translator:
Hood, Stuart C.
Publisher:
David R. Godine Publisher
Translator:
Hood, Stuart C.
Author:
Buzzati, Dino
Subject:
General
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
War stories
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.25x5.50x.61 in. .54 lbs.

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