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Томас Ман

Death In Venice

EDITORIAL REVIEW:

A new, “brilliant …perfectly nuanced translation” of Thomas Mann's most famous and poignant collection of novellas and stories (*The Boston Globe*). Featuring his world-famous masterpiece, “Death in Venice,” this new collection of Nobel laureate Thomas Mann's stories and novellas reveals his artistic evolution. In this new, widely acclaimed translation that restores the controversial passages that were cut out of the original English version, “Death in Venice” tells about a ruinous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor. Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but lonely author, travels to the Queen of the Adriatic in search of an elusive spiritual fulfillment that turns into his erotic doom. Spellbound by a beautiful Polish boy, he finds himself fettered to this hypnotic city of sun-drenched sensuality and eerie physical decay. Also included in this volume are eleven other stories by Mann: “Tonio Kroger,” “Gladius Dei,” “The Blood of the Walsungs,” “The Will for Happiness,” “Little Herr Friedmann,” “Tobias Mindernickel,” “Little Lizzy,” “Tristan,” “The Starvelings,” “The Wunderkind,” and “Harsh Hour.” All of the stories collected here display Mann's inimitable use of irony, his subtle characterizations, and superb, complex plots.
112 printed pages
Original publication
2012

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    Veronika Korchaginahas quoted4 years ago
    quagmire beneath a steamy skysultry, luxuriant, and monstrous-a kind of primordial wilderness of islands, marshes, and alluvial channels; saw hairy palm shafts thrusting upward, near and far, from rank clusters of bracken, from beds of thick, swollen, and bizarrely burgeoning flora; saw fantastically malformed
    Veronika Korchaginahas quoted4 years ago
    The twentieth century gave us Leopold Bloom, Clarissa Dalloway, Humbert Humbert, and Jay Gatsby, among others, and it gave us Gustav von Aschenbach.

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