Giovanni

Thorvald Steen

In the months of September and October 1833 a young Englishman known as Don Carlos finds himself in Buenos Aires. There he meets a casual labourer, Giovanni Graciani, from Genova, Italy. These two short penetrating novels recount Giovanni’s abandonment of faith, the political upheavals and the bloody events of Argentine history, and his encounter with the man he calls Don Carlos – who in reality is Charles Robert Darwin, on a voyage that will change forever the way man perceives his world. The Italian struggles with the contrary elements of his friend’s behaviour – Darwin is both highly religious and is on the verge of establishing a whole new world of scientificism. Together, these works reveal a philosophical and almost metaphysical battle between scientific logic and blind faith.

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  • Language Foreign publisher
  • British EnglishGreen Integer
  • DanishPer Kofod
  • FinnishLike
  • GermanSuhrkamp/Insel Verlag
  • KurdishAvesta
  • RomanianPandora
  • SwedishRaben & Sjögren

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  • Giovanni
  • 1995
  • Tiden Norsk Forlag
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 150 pages