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A title in the Bristol Classical Press German Texts series, in German with English notes, vocabulary and introduction. Thomas Mann (1875-1955), was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1929, and "Tonio Kroger" occupies a central position in his spiritual and artistic development. A study of youth, it draws together many strands of his life and work: the duality of his ...more
Paperback, 67 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Bristol Classical Press (first published 1903)
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·Karen·
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
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Elham
Nov 02, 2015 Elham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elham by: Luís C.
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
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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.
GrauWolf
Jan 29, 2016 GrauWolf 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
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Carmo
Aug 01, 2013 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
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وائل المنعم
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
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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
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Fatema Hassan , bahrain
قراءة ثانية للألماني توماس مان تؤكد لي أنني لن أولع بقلمه بسهولة، القراءة الثانية للقلم ذاته لا تترك لك مجال للشك بهذا، تشعر به يكرر بناء فكر و مشاعر شخوصه، يكرر نزالهم مع واقعهم و انهزامهم لذات الرغبات، و التكرار على قضية خاسرة او فردية لا تعني الجميع أمر غير مستساغ من وجهة نظري، فيه ضغط على القارئ ليتقبل فكرة ما يعزف المؤلف على وترها مراراً خاصة و أنه يتخذ من حياته الخاصة مصدر إلهام في رواياته، فقط أنا لم أنسجم مع الموضوع - الغربة الروحية و الشعور بعدم الإنتماء- من قلمه على عكس انسجامي مع ذات ...more
Solor
Apr 11, 2013 Solor rated it really liked it
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
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Amorfna
Jun 18, 2012 Amorfna rated it it was amazing
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
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John
Aug 22, 2008 John rated it it was amazing
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
Zozetta
Jan 31, 2016 Zozetta rated it really liked it
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
Carolina
Nov 21, 2012 Carolina rated it it was ok
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
Lily
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
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Song Yee
Dec 24, 2008 Song Yee rated it really liked it
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.
Andrea Fiore
Mar 22, 2017 Andrea Fiore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Un artista, un artista vero, non uno che faccia dell'arte per mestiere ma per predestinazione e condanna, lo si riconosce, anche con poca perspicacia, in mezzo a una folla. Il senso dell'isolamento, della diversità, di essere riconosciuto e osservato, qualcosa di regale e di impacciato insieme è sul suo viso. Nei tratti di un principe che passi in abiti borghesi attraverso una moltitudine si può osservare qualcosa di simile."

"No, la «vita» - come eterna antitesi allo spirito e all'arte -non si
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Yngvild
Jul 03, 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
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Priscila Jordão
Jul 30, 2009 Priscila Jordão rated it really liked it
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
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Montasir
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

Niko
Oct 18, 2016 Niko rated it liked it
"Aber mehr und mehr versüßte sich ihm auch die Lust am Worte und der Form, denn er pflegte zu sagen, dass die Kenntnis der Seele allein unfehlbar trübsinnig machen würde, wenn nicht die Vergnügen des Ausdrucks uns wach und munter hielten."
Victor Bevz
Mar 12, 2017 Victor Bevz rated it really liked it
So far I've only read the English translation, but the skill of the writing was in the imagery of tension. The mortal ultimatum of "icy intellect and scorching sense" is enough to summon up the suffering artist in anybody.
Nuno Martins
Jan 21, 2017 Nuno Martins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Thomas Mann nesta sua pequena obra, quase em tom auto-biográfico, traz-nos a história de Tonio Kroger, que vive num conflito interno, entre ser artista mas também ser uma pessoa simples, "normal" e burguesa e aceite pelos outros como tal.
Um livro excelente, belo e intimista.
Filippo
Apr 10, 2017 Filippo rated it really liked it
Well, yesterday I went with Julia (the woman I live with at the moment) in the Alte Donau sidewalk, which in Vienna (where I live now) is the Danube's old sidewalk. Beautiful spots were you can lay on old wooden docks; yesterday here was very sunny, the river was calm, and among plays of light and shade birds were chirping, people sunbathing, reading, sleeping, playing chess, and so on and so on...
There, cradled by the Danube's lullaby, I was reading this book.
And I have a Latin mother.
And I h
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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
Draganf
Aug 14, 2013 Draganf rated it it was amazing
"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
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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 22, 2015 Akemi G rated it it was amazing
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
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Rida Hariri
Mar 20, 2012 Rida Hariri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
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"
Radwa Ramadan
Jan 01, 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" ..
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".إنني أقف بين عالمين ولا أنتمي لأي منهما وهذا هو سبب الألم الذي أعانيه"
Ahmed Abdelazim
Apr 01, 2013 Ahmed Abdelazim rated it it was amazing
ميتافيزيقيا الأدب. ميتافيزيقيا الجمال. ماوراء السذاجة والمثالية. موجودٌ معدوم. داخلٌ مفقود وخارج مَسؤوم.
يوميات رجلٍ لاظلّ له.
هل من فيلسوف أديب بأقدَر على مُقارعة روايات توماس مان ؟
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“I stand between two worlds. I am at home in neither, and I suffer in consequence. You artists call me a bourgeois, and the bourgeois try to arrest me...I don't know which makes me feel worse.” 32 likes
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