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Danubia

A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

«'It combines history, travelogue and digressive personal essay. Winder is a puppyishly enthusiastic companion: funny, erudite, frequently irritating, always more in control of his material than he pretends to be, and never for a moment boring . . . Danubia is a moving book, and also a sensuous one . . . Miniaturist in its eye for detail, grand in its scope, it skips beats and keeps our attention all the way'»

Sarah Bakewell, Financial Times

Danubia is the brilliant and entertaining companion to the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Germania. It was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013. Les mer

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Danubia is the brilliant and entertaining companion to the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Germania. It was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013.

Detaljer

Forlag
Picador
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
464
ISBN
9781529026160
Utgivelsesår
2020
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Long-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 UK.

Om forfatteren

Simon Winder is the author of the highly praised The Man Who Saved Britain and a trilogy of books about the history of Europe: Germania, Danubia and Lotharingia. He works in publishing and lives in Wandsworth Town.

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«'It combines history, travelogue and digressive personal essay. Winder is a puppyishly enthusiastic companion: funny, erudite, frequently irritating, always more in control of his material than he pretends to be, and never for a moment boring . . . Danubia is a moving book, and also a sensuous one . . . Miniaturist in its eye for detail, grand in its scope, it skips beats and keeps our attention all the way'»

Sarah Bakewell, Financial Times

«'A fresh look at a region and a dynasty of which most of us in the English-speaking world are quite ignorant' Guardian»

«‘Memorably funny . . . wonderfully readable and entertaining’ Sunday Times»

«Danubia is 500 years of Habsburg imperial history told in the style of a bumbling English detective, the kind of sleuth who appears to skirt around a knotty case and then disarmingly poses a penetrating question . . . It all makes for an excellent, rich and amusing read’»

The Times, Book of the Week

«The high plateau of my year was my catching up with Simon Winder. Danubia and Germania are an idiosyncratic, often funny fusion of history writing, travel writing and disrespect»

Sir Tom Stoppard, TLS

«Anyone with an interest in a part of Europe and a section of history largely ignored in our schools and universities will find this book richly rewarding»

Allan Massie, Literary Review

«‘Winder is an engaging host . . . The Habsburgs were, latterly, authoritarian liberals. They survived by guile and luck, by sheer chance and cold expediency. With the exceptions of figures like Rudolf II, that melancholy devotee of the occult, there are few of them one can imagine a novelist wanting to explore. Yet Winder rightly enthuses over the contribution this odd political amalgam made to culture . . . Danubia is astoundingly smart and negotiates the Scylla of elegy and the Charybdis of denunciation with expert skill. It’s also damn funny, and includes dodos, the banning of cribs, cockatrices and the entire history of Europe’ Stuart Kelly, Scotland of Sunday»

«As the chapters roll past in their gales of hilarity, Winder manages at the same time to do something remarkably skilful, handling complex issues of geopolitics, national identity and cultural change with a deep and surprising thoughtfulness.»

Sunday Telegraph, Book of the Week

«Funny and yet also fantastically informative»

Books of the Year, Observer

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