Europe, Europe: Forays into a Continent (Paperback)

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In this highly acclaimed and entertaining book, already "among the touchstones of the new travel writing" (Newsweek), one of West Germany's leading authors takes us on an insider's tour of Europe in the recent past. Focusing on Italy, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal, he describes how Europe has been moving toward a new identity.

Enzensberger makes a witty and knowledgeable traveling companion, delving into surprising corners and byways—from the back alleys of Budapest to the halls of the Italian mint—and striking up conversations with everyone from bankers to revolutionaries, astrologers to apparatchiks. In the process, he suggests that Europe's strength lies increasingly in embracing diversity and improvisation, not bigness and regimentation. He enables us to see with fresh eyes one of the most exciting parts of the world today.

About the Author

Internationally known as a journalist, essayist, poet, translator, and dramatist, HANS MAGNUS ENZENSBERGER is the author of numerous books, several of which have appeared in the United States, including Critical Essays, Politics and Crime, The Consciousness Industry, several books of poetry, and a play, The Havana Inquiry. Born in Germany in 1929, he now lives in Munich.

Praise For…

"Spirited, acute, and brilliantly observant."
The New York Times

"[Enzensberger is] a raconteur of mordant wit . . . a trenchant political thinker . . . a pleasure to read."

"[Enzensberger's] piercing perception, his talent for evoking astonishing scenes and persons . . . and finally his angry loyalty to truth, make Europe, Europe a collection to which I'll resort for inspiration again and again."
The New York Review of Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679731597
ISBN-10: 0679731598
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: August 18th, 1990
Pages: 336
Language: English