Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Ransmayr, Christoph

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(1954-    ) Austrian novelist whose Die letzte Welt (1988; trans John E Woods as The Last World: A Novel with an Ovidian Repertory 1990 US) is set at the edge of the Ancient World, in a place of exile where the banished Ovid – who did historically end his life in exile – generates a pattern of Metamorphoses through the power of Story, eventually transforming the town into an arena where figures from his own works undergo various Transformations. [JC]

Christoph Ransmayr


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