Memories of imprisonment

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Description

English

This is a necrology, obituary notice, for Arturo Tarabusi by his brother. It’s also a report of Tarabusi’s experience as a prisoner of war in Austria-Hungary and of his escape to Romania. He includes sketches of Austrian life and remarks on the cultural differences in the Austrian Empire, that few soldiers understand each other because ‘in Austria there are a lot of dialects and languages’. Because of this Tarabusi can pass as an Austrian soldier despite his poor German. By the end of the narrative he has met an Italian-speaking officer of Fiume, now Rijeka in Croatia, who doesn’t help his escape as he had hoped. Tarabusi concludes that not all Italian-speaking Austrians were disloyal to the Empire.

Italian

Questo è un necrologio di Guerra per il fratello dell’autore, ma è anche la cronistoria dell’esperienza personale di Arturo Tarabusi come prigioniero di guerra in Austria-Ungheria e della sua fuga in Romania. Nel racconto egli presenta alcuni episodi di vita austriaca e sottolinea le differenze culturali nell’impero austriaco: molti soldati non si capiscono l’un l’altro perché “in Austria si parla un’infinità di lingue e dialetti”. Così Tarabusi può travestirsi da soldato austriaco perché non desta sospetti il suo cattivo tedesco. Alla fine del racconto incontra un ufficiale italofono di Fiume (ora Rijeka, Croazia), ma costui non lo aiuta nella fuga, come egli sperava. Da ciò comprendiamo che non tutti i sudditi austriaci d’origine italiana erano contrari all’impero.

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English

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Italian

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Full title
Memories of imprisonment
Published
1919
Format
Book
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma
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