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  • Hardcover
  • 295 pages
  • Die letzte Welt (Spiegel-Edition, #25)
  • Christoph Ransmayr
  • German
  • 02 June 2019
  • 3877630251

Die letzte Welt (Spiegel-Edition, #25)❰Epub❯ ➞ Die letzte Welt (Spiegel-Edition, #25) Author Christoph Ransmayr – Essayreview.co.uk Ein phantastisches Spiel um die Suche nach dem verschollenen r mischen Dichter Ovid und nach einer Abschrift seines Hauptwerks, den legend ren Metamorphosen Ein phantastisches Spiel um die Suche nach dem verschollenen r mischen Dichter Ovid und nach einer Abschrift seines Hauptwerks, den legend ren Metamorphosen.


About the Author: Christoph Ransmayr

Born in Wels, Upper Austria, Ransmayr grew up in Roitham near Gmunden and the Traunsee From to he studied philosophy and ethnology in Vienna He worked there as cultural Die letzte eBook ë editor for the newspaper Extrablatt from to , also publishing articles and essays in GEO, TransAtlantik and Merian After his novel Die letzte Welt was published in he did extensive traveling in Ireland, Asia, North and South America In he moved to West Cork, Ireland, as a friend offered him to lease a splendid house at the Atlantic coast for a very affordable rent, and also because of the artists exemption in the Irish income taxation In Ransmayr read his short story Die dritte Luft oder Eine B hne am Meer, written for this occasion, as keynote speech for the Salzburg Festival After his marriage in the Spring of Ransmayr returned to live in Vienna.


10 thoughts on “Die letzte Welt (Spiegel-Edition, #25)

  1. says:

    All times are one time and the past is frozen into the present.By now the herdsman was only dreaming his cow, and the Roman was dreaming the herdsman, and moon and mountains were mere chimeras when the music suddenly broke off and a shadow appeared at Naso s door, glided over the threshold, reached for the ax lying on the floor, leaped at the sleeping monstrosity And struck.Under the savage force of the ax blow the herdsman s eyes fell away like scales, scattering into the corners, drops of q All times are one time and the past is frozen into the present.By now the herdsman was only dreaming his cow, and the Roman was dreaming the herdsman, and moon and mountains were mere chimeras when the music suddenly broke off and a shadow appeared at Naso s door, glided over the threshold, reached for the ax lying on the floor, leaped at the sleeping monstrosity And struck.Under the savage force of the ax blow the herdsman s eyes fell away like scales, scattering into the corners, drops of quicksilver The starry skull burst Blood boiled out of its gaping wounds, washing away eye after eye, carrying with it retinas, tear ducts, and lashes Long after the shadow had withdrawn without a sound into the courtyard and the night, the cow, spattered with its herdsman s blood, got up and tugged the rope free from the slain man s slowly opening fist And escaped.The myths and legends are hidden within the drab reality So the character of the novel, similar to the dreamer of The Circular Ruins by Jorge Luis Borges, roams among the ruins of The Last World conjuring up Ovid s mythical images and ghosts out of nothingness

  2. says:

    Ovid offers great material the sexy wunderkind poet who mysteriously enraged the Emperor and got banished to the end of the world, whose works inspired Christopher Marlowe s loveliest lyrics, most of Shakespeare s plays and provided the only emotionally meaningful response to 9 11 in New York So why are novels about him such a snore The Last World is another David Malouf clone tho as it predates DM s Ovid book, maybe it s its inspiration Pages and pages of descriptions of the pits of the e Ovid offers great material the sexy wunderkind poet who mysteriously enraged the Emperor and got banished to the end of the world, whose works inspired Christopher Marlowe s loveliest lyrics, most of Shakespeare s plays and provided the only emotionally meaningful response to 9 11 in New York So why are novels about him such a snore The Last World is another David Malouf clone tho as it predates DM s Ovid book, maybe it s its inspiration Pages and pages of descriptions of the pits of the earth that John McEnroe used to yell about, characters loaded down with allegorical baggage, postmodernist readjustments to the narrative so you lose all sense of caring I find such stuff fun, but only when it serves a purpose The only sane way to describe the junta in Chile was through magical realism, the only way to express Einstein s impact is through dreamsbut I don t think the only, or even an acceptable, way to imagine Ovid is by boring the reader to tears.Ovid s shocking And FUN Can t some novelist out there let him rip

  3. says:

    It s is very difficult to accept that I read this novel 10 years ago I remember that winter very well it was one of my first working at a bookstore on the Jersey shore, alone and cold in an unheated building The sky was always gray, even when it wasn t I identified with the exiled Ovid and found in Ransmayr s uncanny juxtaposition of the ancient and modern a landscape littered with rusting buses and stone temples something entirely new.Up until that time, I was still knee deep in Salinger It s is very difficult to accept that I read this novel 10 years ago I remember that winter very well it was one of my first working at a bookstore on the Jersey shore, alone and cold in an unheated building The sky was always gray, even when it wasn t I identified with the exiled Ovid and found in Ransmayr s uncanny juxtaposition of the ancient and modern a landscape littered with rusting buses and stone temples something entirely new.Up until that time, I was still knee deep in Salinger and Kerouac But I was leaving my literary adolescence behind What better door through which to pass than this novel about metamorphosis It might be an obvious symbol, but it s not cheap

  4. says:

    A fantastic read A novel revolving around transformation, decay, transmogrification inversions of Ovid abound It s a ripping good read Extremely lyrical at times.

  5. says:

    I am a bit sick of reading rubbish over written novels at the moment The Last World attempts to retell the final story of Ovid, Metamorphoses, by describing the travels of Cotta, who visits the town of his exile in Greece Tomi, the Iron making town, is a weird anachronism of a place, with projectors and films but no cars or electric lights Essentially Cotta talks to lots of people, spends three pages describing the dissolving of slugs with vinegar, and getting a little spooked by his over I am a bit sick of reading rubbish over written novels at the moment The Last World attempts to retell the final story of Ovid, Metamorphoses, by describing the travels of Cotta, who visits the town of his exile in Greece Tomi, the Iron making town, is a weird anachronism of a place, with projectors and films but no cars or electric lights Essentially Cotta talks to lots of people, spends three pages describing the dissolving of slugs with vinegar, and getting a little spooked by his over active imagination None of it is interesting, and the description throughout is so rich that is makes me want to vomit There are two many metaphors, which I assume are clever references to Ovid which I haven t yet read, I must add I don t think it s enough to make clever obscurities the key to a book it should still read well and drag you into it s narrative regardless This utterly failed in this respect, and what should have been a quick read too way longer than expected Poor

  6. says:

    I enjoyed this fantasy on the Metamorphoses come to life, if largely for its gorgeous description Ovid I remember for his soliloquies and this is a book without characters, so I m not sure how like Ovid it is The town on the Black Sea has early twentieth century machinery, and these struck me as props just as you d wheel them onto a stage, and set Richard III, say, in a fascist 30s Britain This novel talks about totalitarianism through Augustan Rome Cotta who goes in search of Ovid is a f I enjoyed this fantasy on the Metamorphoses come to life, if largely for its gorgeous description Ovid I remember for his soliloquies and this is a book without characters, so I m not sure how like Ovid it is The town on the Black Sea has early twentieth century machinery, and these struck me as props just as you d wheel them onto a stage, and set Richard III, say, in a fascist 30s Britain This novel talks about totalitarianism through Augustan Rome Cotta who goes in search of Ovid is a fugitive of the state , an objector escapee And Ovid s exile the story I was most keen to follow here was how he upsets the state, in his past, and came to be banished.A shame my cover isn t on the edition list it s fascinating and indescribable For instance, there s a glossy dead fish with a string of glossy beads dripping from its eye And there s a great gold foil chicken s foot on the back Against a rusty iron mechanistic background it suits the book.I must comment on the disservice done the novel by its official descriptions Mine says on its flap The Last World is destined to become one of the most important and remarkable novels of our time Which is echoed in the Goodreads description Says who How to get readers off side I m almost ashamed to be seen with this, lest my friends think me a pretentious twat Don t blame the book for its blurb, people

  7. says:

    Oh man How did I get through it A classics scholar tried to write a fantasy novel pseudo philosophical metaphorical alternative history The result is completely uninteresting reimaginings of characters from greek and roman myth in a story about a search for the exiled Ovid Long, repetitive descriptions of landscapes spiked with overly dramatic events which feel totally meaningless, devoid of attachment to tangible characters or the metaphysical weight the author is going for Includes a lo Oh man How did I get through it A classics scholar tried to write a fantasy novel pseudo philosophical metaphorical alternative history The result is completely uninteresting reimaginings of characters from greek and roman myth in a story about a search for the exiled Ovid Long, repetitive descriptions of landscapes spiked with overly dramatic events which feel totally meaningless, devoid of attachment to tangible characters or the metaphysical weight the author is going for Includes a long glossary of the characters in the book, comparing them to their analogues in the ancient world and long quotes from the author s own text

  8. says:

    Ovid s mysterious exile to the then remote Black Sea town of Tomi, retold as a shifting and surreal detective story where all times are one, so Rome has potatoes and loudspeakers and firing squads, and Tomi communal cinema shows when the wandering projectionist comes to town, and echoes of the characters from Ovid s own poems Echo herself among them seem to be the only inhabitants, and all appear intent on keeping something from the protagonist Somewhere between the original and the translati Ovid s mysterious exile to the then remote Black Sea town of Tomi, retold as a shifting and surreal detective story where all times are one, so Rome has potatoes and loudspeakers and firing squads, and Tomi communal cinema shows when the wandering projectionist comes to town, and echoes of the characters from Ovid s own poems Echo herself among them seem to be the only inhabitants, and all appear intent on keeping something from the protagonist Somewhere between the original and the translation, it s ended up as the sort of prose which I need to just let flow over me, much like one of Ovid s metamorphoses, rather than stopping to puzzle out every last sentence But then it s magic realism, whichthan most things I tend to read for the mood rather than to get every last detail anyway The grim, dirty and furnace haunted outpost of an anachronistic Rome suggests Avram Davidson s Vergil in Averno, but if this book is also an uneasy dream, it s a far gentler unsettling than that fretful novel If anything, its legends grubbing a living at the end of the worldrecall The Waste Land, though it s not on that level but then, what is , especially not once we hit the overly pat ending and the excessively helpful notes showing the author s working Still, given its interpenetration of eras, it undoubtedly gains an extra layer from being read in a copy which I picked up remaindered somewhere in the last millennium, loaned out the best part of two decades ago, and only recently regained

  9. says:

    Literature that is definitely not young adult fiction Not sure I grasped all of it but an inspiring read.

  10. says:

    I picked this book out to read because it says on the front cover that it is The most extraordinary novel since The Name of the Rose Well, I m sorry, but this doesn t fulfil this promise at all It was intriguing, but I am rather puzzled why there is any mention of modern life at all, as to all intents and purposes it is a reworking of ancient Greek legends, which could just have easily been set in ancient times The only modern things mentioned are the cinema projectionist and a bus, and the I picked this book out to read because it says on the front cover that it is The most extraordinary novel since The Name of the Rose Well, I m sorry, but this doesn t fulfil this promise at all It was intriguing, but I am rather puzzled why there is any mention of modern life at all, as to all intents and purposes it is a reworking of ancient Greek legends, which could just have easily been set in ancient times The only modern things mentioned are the cinema projectionist and a bus, and they could have been omitted without affecting the storyline Odd.EDIT Incidentally, in English, the town is known as Tomis, not Tomi, so I suspect this is something the translator didn t check I wanted to know where Tomi was, but couldn t find it in my Times Atlas of the World nor on Wikipedia I had to look up Ovid s biography on Wikipedia to find the correct name of Tomis

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