Uwe Rada: The Adriatic Sea. Pantheon Verlag (Paperback, Mediterranean Sea)

The Adriatic Sea

Rediscovering a place of our longings

Original Title: Die Adria

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 336 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-55222-3
€ 14.99 [D] | € 15.50 [A] | CHF 21.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Pantheon

Date of publication: September 1, 2014
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Uwe  Rada - The Adriatic Sea


The first comprehensive portrait of the Adriatic Sea as a political and cultural landscape

The Adriatic Sea – rich in historical upheavals – has been the scene of a number of events. It was here, amidst the morbid charm of the Lido, that Thomas Mann chose the setting for his homoerotic story Death in Venice. Trieste, once the seaport of the Habsburgs, is not far away; and in ancient times the Argonauts established a new town on the southern tip of Istria, in Pula, instead of returning to Greece. Moreover, the Adriatic Sea has always been a centre of power, and during the political showdown of the Cold War, the Iron Curtain went straight through it. But there is far more to the Adriatic Sea. After all, it was the first place after World War II, in the 1950's and 1960's, popular with holiday-makers and with its landscape and sea is a place of our longings.

Uwe Rada has told this story vividly while at the same time showing how the diversity of the Adriatic Sea has today again become something we all share. Once again, it is on the edges that Europe is growing together and not in its capital cities – after all, they are far away from the Adriatic coast.

“Thoroughly readable. Rada is a glowing storyteller who after his historical digressions returns again to himself.”

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