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Thomas Mann's The "Magic Mountain": A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism)

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Oxford University Press Inc, USA
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Jul 09, 2013 Lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Der Zauberberg readers
Made extensive use of this while reading The Magic Mountain. Excellent reference/casebook. (Copy used was a hardback edition.)

Table of Contents:

"The Making of The Magic Mountain" Hans Rudolf Vaget

"Death, Knowledge, and the Formation of Self: The Magic Mountain" Martin Travers

"Photography and Bildung in The Magic Mountain" Eric Downing

"Modern Masculinities on the Magic Mountain" Todd Kontje

"Projections on Blank Space: Landscape, Nationality, and Identity in Der Zauberberg" Nancy P. Nenno

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This book was quite a challenge for me to read, both due to length and an abundance of heavy philosophy throughout. There's no doubt in my mind that Mann's prose is virtuostic and perhaps peerless in certain respects. Magic Mountain has great writing and plenty of intelligently explored themes (time, love, religion, humanity, metaphysics). The characters are generally amusing and Mann does a humorous job in assigning one dimensional personalites to the supporting characters.

Heather Graber
May 19, 2008 Heather Graber rated it really liked it
Hard book to get into but it's a great story.
Jan 06, 2013 Razi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some very good essays on Mann's great novel. Well worth the £0.1 + p&p I paid for it!
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