Atlas of an Anxious Man (Seagull Books - The German List) (Hardcover)

By Christoph Ransmayr, Simon Pare (Translator)

Seagull Books, 9780857423146, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2016

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In The Atlas of an Anxious Man, Christoph Ransmayr offers a mesmerizing travel diary--a sprawling tale of earthly wonders seen by a wandering eye. This is an exquisite, lyrically told travel story.
Translated by Simon Pare, this unique account follows Ransmayr across the globe: from the shadow of Java's volcanoes to the rapids of the Mekong and Danube Rivers, from the drift ice of the Arctic Circle to Himalayan passes, and on to the disenchanted islands of the South Pacific. Ransmayr begins again and again with, "I saw. . ." recounting to the reader the stories of continents, eras, and landscapes of the soul. Like maps, the episodes come together to become a book of the world--one that charts the life and death, happiness and fate of people bound up in images of breathtaking beauty.
"One of the German language's most gifted young novelists."--Library Journal, on The Terrors of Ice and Darkness

About the Author

Christoph Ransmayr is an Austrian writer. His books include The Terrors of Ice and Darkness, The Last World, and The Dog King. Simon Pare is a translator living in Paris.