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Tonio Kröger

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  3,635 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews
In der 1903 erstmals veröffentlichten Novelle »Tonio Kröger« schildert Thomas Mann die Entwicklung des gleichnamigen Protagonisten über einen Zeitraum von 16 Jahren: vom 14-jährigen sensiblen Schüler, der sich aufgrund seiner künstlerischen Veranlagung als ausgeschlossen erlebt, zum Literaten, der sich bewusst vom Menschlich-Gewöhnlichen abheben will, und schließlich zum D ...more
Hardcover, 110 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by S. Fischer (first published 1903)
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Buddenbrooks redux.

I can not really imagine anyone reading this for pleasure. As a piece of literature it is as dull as ditchwater, and just as murky.
It starts engagingly enough. Tonio falls in love, first with Hans, then with Inge. Both represent that class of good, solid, decent Northern citizen that Tonio admires so much, those who live their lives as unselfconsciously as the flowers of the field and the birds of the air, without reflection, without self-doubt. Tonio himself, as his name wou
Feb 12, 2016 Elham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elham by: Luís Blue Coltrane
Shelves: classics, germany
Tonio Kröger is the first work that I read of Mann's world. I am glad I did.
An autobiographical novel in which profound, artistic and literary character of Thomas Mann is demonstrated in the form of unaccepted loves, first in his childhood (Hans Hansen) and second in his adolescence (Ingeborg Holm), both blondes with blue eyes who could never understand the melancholic, poetic face of an artist. As he grows up, in his thirty, Tonio Kröger who is now a great literary writer rediscovers his ideal
Wiebke (1book1review)
We read Tonio Kröger in School and I hated it, so I wanted to see if I liked it better this time. And no, I didn't. Tonio was just as annoying as when I was a teenager.
I also read Mario und der Zauberer, for the first time, and it turned out to be very tiring. I don't know, I guess Thomas Mann is not for me.

I could see how well he portrayed character, atmosphere and personalities in his writing, but somehow it kept putting me to sleep.
Stand By Me
Mar 06, 2016 Stand By Me rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
" Ciò che vedeva era soltanto questo: comicità e miseria, comicità e miseria. E allora, insieme con la pena e l'orgoglio della conoscenza, venne la solitudine, perché gli riusciva intollerabile la vicinanza degli inetti con lo spirito gaiamente ottenebrato, e il marchio che lui recava sulla fronte li respingeva."

Abbandonato e ripreso più volte anche sotto diversi titoli,"Tonio Kröger" viene pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1903,quando Thomas Mann aveva solo 28 anni.
Il protagonista è Tonio Kröge
Jul 13, 2016 Carmo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alemanha, nobel, bib-p
Thomas Mann não é leitura fácil mas a qualidade da sua escrita é indiscutível.

Tonio Krögar, fala-nos de um eterno desajustado em permanente conflito consigo próprio. Apesar da origem burguesa a sua família é algo peculiar. Seu pai alemão, é um tradicionalista severo e puritano em contraste com sua mãe; da região sul, exótica e sensual sem a rigidez de comportamento do pai. O resultado desta mistura deu origem a este ser ambíguo. Até os traços físicos herdados do lado materno o põem em contraste
Jun 19, 2012 Amorfna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Od svojih ranih dana, gde god krenuo, Tonio je bolno svestan svog nepripadanja, svoje različitosti.
On ne želi da drugi budu kao on, ne želi da spoljni svet prilagodi sebi - štaviše, od sebi sličnih kao da beži - već on želi da pripada. Želi biti prihvaćen u društvu tih veselih, modrookih ljudi koje toliko voli i koje uzvisuje.
Sin uglednog nemačkog konzula ,od detinjstva je , u malom gradiću na severu Nemačke , obeležen onim što u velikoj meri predstavlja majčinu zaostavštinu– svojim neobičnim im
Wael Mahmoud
منذ عدة سنوات قرأت ترجمة عربية لهذه الرواية القصيرة إستعارةً من مكتبة قريب لي, كانت من إصدار سلسلة كارثية تصدر في الخمسينيات والستينات بمصر, كانت هذه السلسة تقدم الكتب ملخصة دون أن تشير لذلك وأحياناً كثيرة كانت لا تذكر أسم المترجم ودائماً لا تذكر اللغة مصدر الترجمة. ولكل ذلك كان حكمي عليها مؤجل لحين قراءة ترجمة اخرى. فرغم انها لم تعجبني من البداية إلا أنني أفترضت ان اللغة قد تضيف بعداً آخر لها فتكون بمثابة قطعة نثرية مميزة وليس بالضرورة رواية جيدة.

والآن وبعد قراءة ترجمة يحيى حقي لا اجد مناصاً من
Vittorio Ducoli
Feb 17, 2013 Vittorio Ducoli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I limiti dell'immenso

Tonio Kröger è un racconto lungo, ma è anche quasi un saggio sulla tematica centrale per il Thomas Mann dell'inizio del '900: chi è e che ruolo ha l'artista nella società (ed in particolare nella società tedesca dell'epoca guglielmina)?
Il racconto non scioglie, anzi pone in forma esplicita la grande contraddizione del borghese Mann: egli aspira a rappresentare la classe di cui fa parte ma al contempo è pienamente consapevole che quella classe può fare benissimo a meno dell'a
Apr 11, 2013 Solor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are you feeling detached, isolated, generally not understood by the majority of your social surroundings. Do not despair for you are actually not alone. Tonio Kroger is one of your friends, a fellow Artist burdened with the weight of describing the universe without taking part into it.
This novella celebrates Artistry, its agonies and ecstasies, as opposed to a life of mere living and bourgeois shallow certainties.

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable t
May 04, 2016 Zozetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Ο Τόνιο Κρέγκερ είναι ένα κατά μεγάλο μέρος αυτοβιογραφικό βιβλίο του Μαν. Ο ήρωάς του παλεύει ανάμεσα σε δύο κόσμους αυτόν των καλλιτεχνών και εκείνον της μπουρζουαζίας χωρίς να νοιώθει πως ανήκει ολοκληρωτικά πουθενά. Βεβαίως όπως γράφει και στον πρόλογο του βιβλίου "όταν ο Μαν λέει οι αστοί δεν εννοεί κάποιο συγκεκριμένο κοινωνικό στρώμα, αλλά γενικά τους ανθρώπους εκείνους που διαφυλάσουν τις παλιές αξίες που κυριάρχησαν κατά τον δέκατο ένατο αιώνα" (το βιβλίο γράφτηκε το 1903). Ο Τόνιο νοιώ ...more
Nov 24, 2012 Carolina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature, queer
The alienation of the artist, the sense of "not belonging", all felt really flat and cliché to me. I really liked the beginning with Hans Hansen and the protagonist as kids. It felt real and fresh. However, I did not quite enjoy how the story progressed. It did not feel compelling. The conversation Tonio has with his artist friend seems like a bunch of common places and broodings of someone who clearly lacks an occupation. The idea that artists live aside from the world of common people has to s ...more
Actual rating: 1.5 stars

DNF at 23%.

If you know me at all, you know that I hate giving up on books. However, I'm not the most patient person in the world, and when it comes to books I don't particularly enjoy, I've learned not to finish books just for the sake of it. After all, time is precious, and you shouldn't waste it on books that don't satisfy you, when there are so many others on your to-read list that probably will.

Just for future reference, I will put down a few words, just to remind mys
Song Yee
Dec 24, 2008 Song Yee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
There is a solid reason why Mann's my favorite: he pores into his characters so deeply that I fall in love with every single one of them.
Jul 04, 2010 Yngvild rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
“Tonio Kröger” must be one of Thomas Mann’s most amiable short stories. Wherever he goes, the improbably named Tonio always feels out of place and yearns to belong like “everyone else”. On the one hand, Tonio is driven to fulfill his destiny as a writer, presumably an inheritance from his vivacious dark-eyed Mediterranean mother, and on the other hand, Herr Kröger longs to fit into his North German hometown, like his respectable blond, blue-eyed father.

It takes a jibe from another member of the
Jorge Maia
May 26, 2013 Jorge Maia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tonio Kröger, de Thomas Mann, é uma novela publicada em 1903, dois anos depois da publicação de Buddenbrooks – Verfall einer Familie (1901). Faz-se notar, muitas vezes, o paralelo com a novela Morte em Veneza (1912), pois em ambas se tem por centro da reflexão narrativa a vida do artista e a questão da arte. No entanto, poder-se-á alargar a rede de inter-referências dentro da obra de Thomas Mann. Como em Buddenbrooks, encontramos uma família, os Kröger, burguesa decaída. Como em Doutor Fausto ( ...more
Aug 23, 2008 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This short novel, written in 1901, is the story of a writer's struggle for meaning and fulfillment in life and art. His artistic pursuits alienate him from the perceived joys of ordinary life. The people he admires the most are socialites who have no interest in art. He is drawn to their physical beauty (as defined by the northern German culture of the late 1800s) and awed by their social confidence. Though he has committed himself to the creative life, and knows his works will be recognized, he ...more
Aug 15, 2013 Draganf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Radio je nemo, zatvoren i nevidan, i prezirao one male kojima talenat služi samo zato da se njime okite u društvu, koji idu pocepani i zapušteni, pa bili oni bogati ili siromašni, koji teraju luksuz ličnim kravatama, i u prvom redu paze na to da žive srećno, privlačno i umetnički, a ne znaju da dobra dela nastaju samo pod pritiskom rđavog života, da onaj koji živi ne radi, i da čovek mora umreti pre no što ceo postane stvaralac."

Tonio Kruger predstavlja, ne samo Tomasa Mana, već sliku mladog um
Francesco Fantuzzi
Com'è bello ritrovare Thomas Mann, a molti anni dall'aver letto un suo romanzo per l'ultima volta ("Il giovane Giuseppe"), e assaporarne con immutato gusto la sorprendente ricchezza, nella scrittura e nella riflessione esistenziale e artistica. Direi che l'effetto di questo romanzo (breve) o racconto (lungo) appaga chiunque nella lettura cerchi di vivere un'esperienza. La prosa di Mann, sempre feconda e attentissima, ci conduce per mano attraverso alcuni dei temi più importanti del suo secolo: l ...more
Akemi G
Aug 23, 2015 Akemi G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-fiction
A coming-of-age novella. Short & sweet. I identify with Tonio's feeling of marginalization . . . I am not a mix-blood, but I happen to be bilingual.

I suggest you read this along with Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther. Both are written by German authors, both are about the young protagonist's life and love. As you can see by the number of stars, I like Tonio better, but I'd love to hear your opinion.

(I read this, and Werther, in Japanese translation. English translation should be reason
Priscila Jordão
Jul 30, 2009 Priscila Jordão rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alemã
There is an echo through the works of great authors: they repeat theirselves on and on. Sometimes profoundly, others not that deep, their writings frequently surround the same themes.

It's not different in this novel. Tonio Kroeger pre-announces some of Mann's greatests concerns to be better developed later in his short stories and romances.

The passage of time, solitude, the artist's exile from reality and maybe even homossexuality are some of what we'll find here as Mann introduces us to Tonio
Oct 11, 2015 Ahlatt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thomas Mann ile ilk tanışıklığımız "Tonio Kröger" eserine kısmet olacakmış.

Daha önce merhabalaşılmamış bir yazar ile konuşmak bazen bayağı zorlayıcı oluyor. Thomas Mann ile de böyle oldu. Eserin ilk sayfalarında ki akıcı hıza kanıp hızımı artırıp biraz ibreyi yukarıya alıp devam ediyordum ki birden yazarın sert kayalar gibi üzerime gelen tasavvurları karşılaşınca yavaşlamak mecburiyetinde kaldım.
İnsanın tıpkı yedikleri gibi okuduklarını da hazmetmesi lazım.

Tonio Kröger Kuzey Almanya sahil kesimi
Aug 13, 2015 NobilisGughy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uomini per l'arte.
La sofferenza dell’uomo sensibile, del vero artista - non uno che ha l’arte come professione borghese, ma per cui l’arte è predisposizione e condanna - che costretto per natura a guardare dentro sé, a sviscerare fino in fondo la propria anima, dov’è tanta angoscia e malinconia, non riesce a trattenere un bruciante struggimento, venato d’invidia, per tutti quanti al contrario godono di una personalità semplice, gaia e appassionata, pieni della genuina grazia di chi possiede occh
In his speech during the Nobel award ceremony, Thomas Mann said about "Tonio Kröger":
Als junger Mensch habe ich eine Erzählung geschrieben, die immernoch jungen Menschen wohlgefällt, den Tonio Kröger. Sie handelt vom Süden und vom Norden und von der Mischung beider in einer Person: einer konfliktvollen und produktiven Mischung. Der Süden, das ist in dieser Geschichte der Inbegriff alles geistig-sinnlichen Abenteuers, der kalten Leidenschaft des Künstlertums; der Norden dagegen der Inbegriff all
Dato Abzianidze
Jan 06, 2015 Dato Abzianidze rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
"განა ყველაფრის გაგება ყველაფრის შენდობას ნიშნავს? არა მგონია. არის კიდევ რაღაც, რასაც მე შემეცნებით აღძრულ ზიზღს ვუწოდებ, ლიზავეტა. ეს ისეთი მდგომარეობაა, რომლის დროსაც საკმარისია ადამიანმა განჭვრიტოს რაიმე, რომ მომაკვდილებელი ზიზღით განიმსჭვალოს (და არა შემრიგებლურად განეწყოს)";

"ნეტავი წაიკითხე თუ არა "დონ კარლოსი", ჰანს ჰანსენ, როგორც თქვენი კუტიკარის წინ დამპირდი მაშინ? ნუღარ წაიკითხავ! ამას აღარ მოვითხოვ შენგან. რა გესაქმება მეფესთან, რომელიც სიმარტოვისაგან ტირის? შენს ნათელ თვალებს ნუ დაიბ
Oct 20, 2014 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the beginning of the novella, Tonio, the product of an un-poetic businessman and his exotic, alien wife, is conflicted. His desire to be an artist is at odds with his desire for a more pedestrian, bourgeois life. The beginning of the novella concentrates on his two early loves: Hans, a blond athletic specimen of a normal boy who reads books about horses not poetry, and Ingebord, the female equivalent of Hans. Eventually Tonio leaves both behind and is left wondering whether or not he is cap ...more
May 19, 2014 Mr.Special rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: very-good
Martin Walser hat diese 70-seitige Novelle auswendig gelernt. In seiner Jugend, "zu Studienzwecken", wie er verlegen gegenüber Marcel Reich-Ranicki meinte. Der junge Tonio Kröger hat darin, wie Thomas Mann selbst, einen Schulfreund, dem er vergeblich die Literatur nahe bringen möchte. Durch seine bürgerliche Herkunft sind ihm seine eigenen Gedichte peinlich, von denen er doch nicht lassen kann. So entfremdet er sich mehr und mehr seiner Umgebung und lebt unerfüllt "auf Irrwegen". Auch seine erst ...more
الترجمة العربية سيئة جدا ومتقطعة و الخط الذي طبعت به النسخة سيئ جدا وصعب القراءة
مما يجعل القراءة غير سلسة ولكني لمست في الكتاب بعض العبارات الاستثنائية
واتوقع ان الرواية التي كتبها مان في نسختها الاصلية افضل بكثير
من النسخة المترجمة

د. حمدان
Sep 21, 2014 د. حمدان rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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طونيو كروجر توماس مان
يعد توماس مان من عمالقة الأدب الألماني وقد حصل على جائزة نوبل عام 1929. وهو يجسد مثالاً على مجموة الأدباء الألمان المناهضين للنازية..

أما عن هذه الرواية القصيرة طونيو كروجر فقد حاول مان تقديم عمل عن الشعور ب"الإنفصال" وهي ذات الحالة التي تحدثت عنها فيما قبل وقد حاول الأدب العالمي معالجتها في كثير من الأعمال الأدبية "قواعد العشق" لإليف شافاق ودوميان لهيسة.. وغيرهما الكثير.. وهي ذاتها التي تحدث عنها علم النفس الغربي الحديث مطولاً. يمثل كروجر رمزاً للامنتمي ما بين طبقة البرجواز
Radwa Ramadan
Jan 19, 2016 Radwa Ramadan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
هو أنا مش عارفة العيب من الترجمة ولا هي الرواية أصلا عبارة عن هراء !!
عمومًا فصلتني وندمت عالوقت إلي ضيعته فيها لكن بما إنه بسمع دآيما عن توماس مان إنه من عمالقة الأدب الألماني ويوازي في إبداعه العظيم ستيفن زفايج وحائز على جائزة نوبل
فهمنح لكتاباته فرصة أخرى وهقرأ لاحقًا .. "الموت في فينيسيا" ..

".إنني أقف بين عالمين ولا أنتمي لأي منهما وهذا هو سبب الألم الذي أعانيه"
Rida Hariri
Mar 20, 2012 Rida Hariri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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القصة جميلة في نوع من المباشرةالتي لا احبذها في الكتابة الروائية وترجمة
يحيى حقي "سميكة" لم أستسغها,أتمنى أن لا تكون رواياته أيضًا هكذا...
لا أشعر أن القصة رائعة لكي أضع لها 4 من 5 ولكن فيها شيء قد مسّ روحي .في النهاية لا أدري,,لا أرى قيمةً كبيرةً للتقييم.

".إنني أقف بين عالمين ولا أنتمي لأي منهما وهذا هو سبب الألم الذي أعانيه"
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