Death in Venice

Death in Venice Thomas Mann was a German novelist short story writer social critic philanthropist essayist and Nobel Prize laureate known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels
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  • Death in Venice
    Thomas Mann 1875 1955 was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual Death in Venice, this tale of forbidden love which has long intrigued the reaThomas Mann 1875 1955 was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual Death in Venice, this tale of forbidden love which has long intrigued the reading public, was his early masterpiece.
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    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann, and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann and Golo Mann, also became important German writers When Hitler came to power in 1933, Mann fled to Switzerland When World War II broke out in 1939, he emigrated to the United States, from where he returned to Switzerland in 1952 Thomas Mann is one of the best known exponents of the so called Exilliteratur.

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  • Brilliant prose, expertly crafted, and an audacious, masterful blending of mythology, allusion and symbolism In many ways, a work of considerable genius.Unfortunately, the story itself felt ho hum and left me cold and rather unenthused Given this considerable dichotomy, between the me that was significantly impressed by Mann s obvious talent, and the emotional, enjoyment centric me left wanting by a narrative that seemed dry and lifeless, I ve resolved to revisit this work in a few years it s [...]


  • THE KRITIOS BOYThis is Beauty.Male human Beauty but it transcends the particular.Contemplating Beauty brings Happiness.We seek this Happiness, this complete Harmony with one s Life.Perfect Harmony is Divine.Beauty is the Path.How to find the Path, how to reach the final goal And in seeking, we Desire.Is Art the Artifice that creates the Divine Goodness, Virtue, Health, Order, Perfection, Restraint, Discipline All are required.Talent has to be wedded to Dignity Only then is it Moral.But also Free [...]


  • Odd novella about unrequited pederasty that, like so many novellas with their single themes and small casts, feels a bit overstretched But there is reason this is still so widely read today curious how, unlike LOLITA, the subject of this book isn t as important as the theme when it comes to criticism the writing Mann s marvelous turns of phrase carry the day and his ruminations on the nature of creativity stand in wonderful counterpoint to Marcel s spiritual realization near the end of LOST TIM [...]


  • Gustave Aschenbach, or von Aschenbach, as the German writer, has now been honored, at home, all is his , fame , fortune , prestiget he is alone, his wife has died, their only child a daughter, married, living far away, the man is feeling his 50 plus years, restless , unsureunhappy, he must leave Munich and geta warmer, climate south, would do, Italy, and the glorious city of Venice, above the sea, blue lagoons, sandy beaches, in a beautiful hotel, and the bright, shining Sun, spraying its healin [...]


  • As long as we breathe, we live We do not possess the power to embrace death at will So, we live And for living, we cling to a purpose The purpose may be clear or clouded, animate or inanimate, expressed or hidden, stable or fickle but we have it nonetheless Even the person accused of leading a purposeless life is surviving on the shredded purpose of vagrancy.So it doesn t come as a surprise that even Gustav Aschenbach, notwithstanding the fame and dignity safely held in his bag of accolades, gro [...]


  • Since the piece is well known as being a landmark work of fiction regarding male homosexuality, I am not going to focus on that in my review, or on its other element that has been flogged to death as well, being the rather extreme youth age 14 of the love object Well What a conflicting piece of fiction The novella seems fairly divisive amongst critics, but one thing that I think most of us can agree on, is that the novella is a discomfiting piece of writing I suspect this was so for the author a [...]


  • Mesmerizing Perfection How I m I supposed to go back to normal life after having experienced glimpses of literary heaven Thomas Mann, where have you been all my life I m confused, perplexed What are those feelings Heartbreak or hangover I m sorry y all, but I m unable to utter a coherent sentence here so I m going back to read Death in Venice again And later I m going to build a church and put this book in the center and worship it every day See ya in seven years is turning your own house into p [...]



  • In each heart there are unrequited desires desires that hibernate for years only to awaken after the last days of summer have passed into the time when To love that well which thou must leave ere long is the only option While on vacation aging writer Gustav von Aschenbach beholds the beauty of Tadzio, a teenage boy vacationing with his family After this one look he is enthralled and cursed to follow that path which will lead to his destruction.


  • 750 Der Tod in venedig Death in Venice, Thomas MannDeath in Venice is a novella written by German author Thomas Mann, first published in 1912 as Der Tod in Venedig The work presents a great writer suffering writer s block who visits Venice and is liberated, uplifted, and then increasingly obsessed, by the sight of a stunningly beautiful youth Though he never speaks to the boy, much less touches him, the writer finds himself drawn deep into ruinous inward passion meanwhile, Venice, and finally, t [...]


  • Lovis Corinth Self Portrait as Howling Bacchant, 1905, Insel HombroichThere is a haunted dread in the eyes of this bacchant That howl distress than joy Mania, frenzy, delirium a Dionysian letting go This is the mental picture that furnished my mind as I read of Gustav von Aschenbach Aschenbach is the eminent artist of disciplined control, he has based his whole career on fame, he has achieved recognition through hard graft, a hundred little inspirations that have accrued, that have been beaten [...]



  • I find this a difficult work to review On the one hand, I m awed by the complexity of the narrative, its haunting imagery, the richness of the symbolism and the layers of meaning which Mann was able to give such a short work On the other hand, a plot involving an older man becoming obsessed with and stalking a beautiful young boy is designed to make 21st century readers feel uncomfortable Or at least, it s designed to make me feel uncomfortable I have difficulty seeing the Ancient Greek practice [...]



  • Rating 3.5 of fiveThe Book Report I feel a complete fool providing a plot precis for this canonical work Gustav von Ascherbach, literary lion in his sixties, wanders about his home town of Munich while struggling with a recalcitrant new story His chance encounter with a weirdo, though no words are exchanged between them, ignites in Herr von Ascherbach the need to get out of town, to get himself to the delicious fleshpots of the South An abortive stay in Illyria now Bosnia or Montenegro or Croati [...]


  • Oh so tragic and rather melodramaticor maybe I m just remembering the 1971 Luchino Visconti movie version A man longing to regain the vitality and vigor of youth, goes on holiday and turns ghoulish at the sight of a young Adonis Death in Venice walks the line of appreciation and pedophilia Having no problem with homosexuality, but not being down with the man boy love thing, I cringed than once Don t cross the invisible line I may have shouted in my head than once while reading, definitely whil [...]


  • On one spring afternoon Gustav Aschenbach, or Von Aschenbach as he had officially been known since his 50th birthday, sets out from his apartment in Munich Writing had overstimulated him and he needs clarity As with many German intellects of the early 20th century, his mind had been feasting on the classicism of his surroundings, when he came across a displeasing red haired man A strange emotion stirred within him, an emotion he pondered on before he later identified it as a desire to travel He [...]


  • I bet someone could write a masterpiece by taking this book s premise and elongating it into a fuller exploration of the child adult love taboo Oh, really Oh.This book really does read like a Lolita written 40 years prior with Lo s gender switched and a premature ending just before things get really interesting if you know what I mean Death in Venice is equally engrossing and sports a protagonist, Aschenbach, who s as well developed, far relatable, and nearly as interesting as our dear Humbert [...]



  • It felt rather odd reading this novella whilst the furore about Jimmy Saville has been going on This famous infamous novella is about a writer in his 50s who falls in love with a 14 year old boy who is staying in his hotel whilst he is on holiday in Venice The story is highly descriptive and internal Gustav von Aschenbach, the writer, is not a talkative chap, he doesn t even speak to his beloved, Tadzio.Mann himself wrote that he wanted to portray the passion as confusion and degradation and he [...]


  • A good book to be taught in tandem with Lolita, methinks A literary achievement with the psychology of Tolstoy and a Greek commitment to The Story and that is not the only thing about this book that is Greek A treatise on Death, Life, Sex, Desire, and Fear, Death in Venice is both enticing and terrifying, and for the self same reason Here is the face of wretched animal man, teeth bared, cloudy desperation mocking his vision Mann s succinct and powerful images are always reversed the raw and brut [...]





  • I have reread Thomas Mann s Death in Venice several decades after reading it in the original German in college, having in the interim enjoyed the film version directed by Luchino Visconti My main impression of the relatively recent translation by Michael Henry Heim 2004 is that it preserves the author s long winded and intricate sentence structure Unpacking Mann s sentences is one of the challenges of reading his books Stylistically, therefore, the translation is quite authentic As I read the no [...]


  • I would probably give this book a 3.5 star rating The language it was written in was quite beautiful and philosophical, and I liked how Mann interspersed mythology into his story The protagonist, Gustav von Aschenbach, was quite a fascinating character who becomes obsessed with a 14 year old Polish boy who he deems as beautiful and resembling a Greek god This book was quite reminiscent of Lolita at times, though von Aschenbach was nowhere near as heinous as Humbert



  • Despertei a vontade de ler este livro por causa de um filme com a Marion Cottilard que nada tinha que ver com a trama de Thomas Mann Apenas foi referido por uma personagem e cativou me Bastou uma das incont veis promo es da Fnac e, em menos de nada, j o tinha em m os para devorar m nimo, com pouco mais de 100 p ginas e com esta capa fabulosa Mas, vamos ao que interessa, e a hist ria Ora bem, todos sabemos que isto da beleza altamente subjectivo Mas, quantos de n s n o ficaram j talvez algures no [...]


  • So dense, so lush exquisite Mann was a genius And to all those moral apostles pointing their finger at him through the bars of their cages of social normality please don t judge Judging art is like judging humanity, because art is the only form left for the soul to express itself in a world full of restrictions and prejudice, otherwise known as morality And what a sick wor l d it is.


  • I address in this review those of you here at who are young and beautiful Please pay attention to what I have to say.When you go to the beach, in you bikini or swimming trunks, what do you do You preen, you display your half naked body around, hoping to catch the attention of equally young and good looking vacationers like you I bet you never pay attention to the old men or women who may throw you a glance or two That is a big mistake.Here is a semi autobiographical novel The principal protagoni [...]


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