A well-told world atlas. Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes (Atlas of an Anxious Man) is a unique tale divided up into seventy episodes through continents, time, and landscapes of the human soul. 'I saw … ,' begins the narrator after each short pause to catch his breath, only to lead his audience into the farthest and closest corners of the Earth: into the shade created by the volcanoes of Java, into the Arctic pack ice, the rapids of the Mekong and the Danube, over the summits in the Himalayas, and to the most disenchanted islands of the South Sea. Like little maps the episodes put together form a world atlas that showcases in breath-taking images life and death, luck and destiny of the people who are mapped out.
Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes (titles of the english translation: Atlas of an Anxious Man) by Christoph Ransmayr has been translated into Serbian (excerpt) by Tijana Tropin and published under the title Atlas uplašenog čoveka by Geopoetika Publishing in Belgrade.