Walaschek's Dream Hardcover – May 22 2012
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One of Switzerland s most important Italian-language authors . . . Walaschek s Dream bears a complex and perplexing structure, taking as its point of departure the emotions born from contemplating a Klee painting at a museum in Bern . . .
One of Switzerland 's most important Italian-language authors . . . Walaschek 's Dream bears a complex and perplexing structure, taking as its point of departure the emotions born from contemplating a Klee painting at a museum in Bern . . .
Transforming Switzerland into a playground . . . Walaschek s Dream uses a painting by Klee as the foundation of [a] game of life and death: the fates, separate and yet intertwined, of Servette soccer player Eugene Walaschek and the painter Paul Klee unraveling as a result of war . . . are the men doomed, asks the writer at the end of this staggeringly virtuosic narrative, or can they hope to triumph by way of the work of the artist-creator? --Isabelle Martin --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Giovanni Orelli (1928- ) is a central figure in Swiss-Italian letters. He is the author of more than a dozen novels, as well as several books of poetry, and has long been active in the cultural sphere of the Ticino. In 1997, he was awarded the Schiller Prize. "Walaschek's Dream" is his first novel to appear in English.
Serena Vitale is a professor of Russian language and literature at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano. She is the author of numerous books and essays on Russian literature, and has also translated many Russian novels into Italian. Her acclaimed biographical work "Pushkin's" "Button" was translated into English in 1999.