The Third Tower: Journeys in Italy
By Antal Szerb
A typically brilliant, ironic and moving travelogue by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers
The Third Tower is a precious collection of Szerb's lyrical, intelligent and typically ironic travel notes, made during journeys through Italy. Taking in some of the places visited by Mihály, the fragile hero of Szerb's masterpiece Journey by Moonlight and others, these notes - written in 1936, at the height of Italian Fascism - convey a sense of both hopeful resolve and philosophical exhaustion. Includes notes on Vicenza, Verona, Bologna, Ravenna, San Marino, Ferrara and Trieste.
Translated by Len Rix
Cover illustration by David Pearson
Published 27 March 2014