9780553213331

Death in Venice and Other Stories

  • ISBN 13:

    9780553213331

  • ISBN 10:

    0553213334

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 09/01/1988
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics

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Summary

This superb translation ofDeath in Veniceand six other stories by Thomas Mann is a tour de force, deserving to be the definitive text for English-speaking readers. These seven stories represent Mann's early writing career and a level of literary quality Mann himself despaired of ever again matching. In these stories he began to grapple with themes that were to recur throughout his work. InLittle Herr Friedemann,a character's carefully structured way of life is suddenly threatened by an unexpected sexual passion. InGladius Dei,puritanical intellect clashes with beauty. InTristan,Mann presents an ironic and comic account of the tension between an artist and bourgeois society. All seven of these stories are accomplished and memorable, but it isDeath in Venicethat truly forms the centerpiece of the collection. The themes that Mann weaves through the shorter pieces come to a climax in this stunning novella, one of the most hauntingly magnificent tales of art and self-destruction ever written.

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