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By Martina Kolb

The Mediterranean area of Liguria, the place the Maritime Alps sweep all the way down to the coasts of northwest Italy and southeast France, the Riviera, marks the intersection of 2 of Europe’s significant cultural landscapes. distant, liminal, compact, and steep, the terrain has stimulated many overseas authors and artists. during this learn, Martina Kolb strains Liguria’s particular effect at the works of 3 seminal German-writing modernists – Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, and Gottfried Benn – whose encounters with Ligurian lands and seas ended in an leading edge geopoetic fusion of notice and world.

Kolb examines each one of those authors’ got affinities with Ligurian and Provençal landscapes and seascapes, revisiting and reassessing the lengthy culture of northern eager for a Mediterranean south. She additionally exhibits how Freud and Benn within the footsteps of Nietzsche in his such a lot prolific years, a subject which has bought little severe recognition thus far. Nietzsche, Freud, Benn, and the Azure Spell of Liguria deals a clean method of those writers’ groundbreaking literary achievements and profound curiosity in poetic expression as cathartic self-liberation.

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