The Spy

  • Michael Balfour
  • Julian Frisby


At itsupper end, the valley of the River Inn broadens out into the basin of the Engadine. In the centre of this, the two lakes of Sils and Silvaplana gleam in summer like jewels in a green setting, with the delicate peninsula of Chasté, where Nietzsche passed some of his last lucid hours, pushing out like a finger into the former. Between the two lakes and at the foot of high meadows sloping down from the Bernina peaks lies the little village of Sils Maria. In this idyllic and peaceful setting on a summer’s day in 1943, Bianca Segantini, the daughter of a famous Swiss nineteenth-century artist, entertained two guests from Germany.


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© Michael Balfour and Julian Frisby 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Balfour
    • 1
  • Julian Frisby
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

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