By Claudio Magris,Anne Milano Appel
Claudio Magris’s searing new novel ruthlessly confronts the human obsession with conflict and its savagery in all ages and each kingdom. His story facilities on a guy whose maniacal devotion to the production of a Museum of battle contains either a terrible mystery and the wish of redemption. Luisa Brooks, his museum’s curator, a descendant of sufferers of Jewish exile and of black slavery, has a posh quandary: will the collections she indicates retailer humanity from repeating its tragic and violent previous? Or may the reveal of articles of struggle truly valorize and memorialize evil atrocities?
In Blameless Magris affirms his mastery of the unconventional shape, interweaving a number of issues and touring deftly via historical past. With a mess of reports, the writer investigates person sorrow, the societal burden of justice aborted, and the ways that reminiscence and historic proof are sabotaged or occasionally salvaged.
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Blameless (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Claudio Magris,Anne Milano Appel