Thomas Mann S The Magic Mountain

Author: Rodney Symington
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443834033
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Thomas Mann’s novel The Magic Mountain presents a panorama of European society in the first two decades of the 20th century and depicts the philosophical and metaphysical dilemmas facing people in the modern age. In the years leading up to the First World War, the fundamental elements of human nature were thrown into sharp relief by the political tensions that resulted in the ultimate metaphor for the innate destructiveness of humankind: the War itself. If such a war is the true expression of human tendencies, what hope is there for the future? Through the figure of the main character of the novel, Thomas Mann explores the alternative philosophies of life available to human beings in the modern age, and invites the reader to undertake a personal odyssey of discovery, with a view to adopting a positive approach in an era that seems to offer no clear-cut answers. This book is a comprehensive commentary on Thomas Mann’s seminal novel, one of the key literary artefacts of the 20th century. The author has taken upon himself the task of explaining all the references and allusions contained in the novel, and of providing readers who know little or no German with enough explanatory comment to enable them to understand the novel and extract the maximum reading pleasure from it.

Thomas Mann S The Magic Mountain

Author: Hans Rudolf Vaget
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195304749
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This collection seeks to illustrate the ways in which Thomas Mann's 1924 novel, The Magic Mountain, has been newly construed by some of today's most astute readers in the field of Mann studies. The essays, many of which were written expressly for this volume, comment on some of the familiar and inescapable topics of Magic Mountain scholarship, including the questions of genre and ideology, the philosophy of time, and the ominous subjects of disease and medical practice. Moreover, this volume offers fresh approaches to the novel's underlying notions of masculinity, to its embodiment of the cultural code of anti-Semitism, and to its precarious relationship to the rival media of photography, cinema, and recorded sound.

A Study Guide For Thomas Mann S Disorder And Early Sorrow

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410344371
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A Study Guide for Thomas Mann's "Disorder and Early Sorrow," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

A Companion To The Works Of Thomas Mann

Author: Herbert Lehnert
Editor: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1571132198
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Sixteen new, carefully focused essays on the prose works of one of the great writers of modernity.

Understanding Thomas Mann

Author: Hannelore Mundt
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570035371
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Understanding Thomas Mann offers a comprehensive guide to the novels, short stories, novellas, and nonfiction of one of the most renowned and prolific German writers. In close readings, Hannelore Mundt illustrates how Mann's masterly prose captures both his time and the complexities of human existence with a unique blend of humor, compassion, irony, and ambiguity.

A Study Guide For Thomas Mann S Death In Venice

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410343952
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A Study Guide for Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Magic Mountain

Author: Hermann John Weigand
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American Book Publishing Record

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From The Magic Mountain

Author: Henry Hatfield
Editor: Ithaca : Cornell University Press
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A Study Guide For Ayn Rand S The Fountainhead

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410335844
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A Study Guide for Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Bibliography Of The History Of Medicine

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Mla International Bibliography Of Books And Articles On The Modern Languages And Literatures

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Vols. for 1969- include ACTFL annual bibliography of books and articles on pedagogy in foreign languages 1969-

Rice University Studies

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Interpretations Of Life

Author: Will Durant
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ISBN: 9780671205690
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Four Complete World Novels

Author: Richard L. Loughlin
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Guide To Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz
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Thomas Mann S Goethe And Tolstoy

Author: Thomas Mann
Editor: University Alabama Press
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Introductory matter and editor's notes in English; text of Mann's ms. notes to "Goethe and Tolstoy" in English and German.