A Journey to Nowhere Detours and Riddles in The Lands and History of Courland

By: Kauffmann, Jean - Paul

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"Having first heard of Courland from Mara, a former lover, when he was a student in Canada in the 1960s, Kauffmann seems at first to be looking for something: a notion of the country of Mara’s birth; the character of the Courlandians; the grave of his cousin’s father, forcibly conscripted by the Nazis and killed in Courland in the Second World War. He finds none of these things, but, in a captivating and circumlocutory fashion, gleans amongst the ruins built by Courland’s various rulers half-glimpsed images of European history and of his own past. A complex, meditative mixture of memoir, travelogue and history, A Journey to Nowhere is a compelling exploration of the notions of identity, nationality and the capriciousness of memory." (Duncan) " A definitive book about a lost corner of Europe, and a fine travelogue." ( J. Lloyd)

Title: A Journey to Nowhere Detours and Riddles in The Lands and History of Courland

Author Name: Kauffmann, Jean - Paul

Categories: Geografija (Geography), About Latvia,

Publisher: London, Maclehose Press: 2012

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Seller ID: 003570

Keywords: Latvia Courland Travelogue)