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Tonio Kröger

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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
Paperback, 72 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Echo Library (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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Carmo Santos
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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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
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Amorfna
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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Carolina
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
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
Solor
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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Yngvild
“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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Vittorio Ducoli
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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Jorge Maia
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
John
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
Draganf
"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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Priscila Jordão
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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Valtteri Lepistö
It's not the first time when I fall in love with work of Mann but this time it was harder than before! Actually, this is only my 3rd work from Mann (others being "Den lille herr. Friedemann" and "Tristan") but I love him already. There's such beauty in his works! I'm being honest: sometimes I lose myself in his thoughts and text, I miss points but soon usually something stuns me. It feels like something is jumping out of ocean.

"Tonio Kröger" is extremely autobiographical and it's perhaps one of
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Laura
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
Mr.Special
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
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

د. حمدان
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
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Rida Hariri
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"
Ahmed Azimov
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 ؟
alessandra falca
Leggo Tonio Kröger, racconto breve di Mann, dopo aver letto in passato "I Buddenbrook" e soprattutto "La montagna incantata". Ritorno a Mann sempre con piacevolezza. Le atmosfere che descrive sono rarefatte nel vento del Nord, nei colori freddi e taglienti dei paesaggi del Nord Europa. I suoi personaggi sono così tormentati, così romantici. Soprattutto in questo racconto giovanile, dove si racconta l'infanzia, la giovinezza, la consapevolezza di Tonio Kröger. Alcune immagini rimangono. La lezion ...more
Song Yee
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.
Philipp
I missed these long, sprawling sentences
Klelia
If you exclude the fact that I read the best chunk of this book on my way to work and back in a bumpy and a swine flu-crowded metro in sixteen 15'-20'fractions and that I am, as a result, not giving the space and, probably, concentration it deserves, I can't help but criticize the annoying characteristic of Mann to put a poem to prose. His poetic repetitions of given phrases bothers me and the literary attempt feels infantile- even identical to what happened to my baby cousin when I first said t ...more
Snafu Warrior
To je umetnik koji ne veruje u sistem vrednosti i koji smatra da sve umetničko jeste ukaljano inače ne bi bilo to što jeste.
Upravo to je glavna nit romana, i ono što sam ja u svojoj glavi već dugo držao, ono što sam Prljavštinom izbacio na videlo, i prljavim pogledom razumeo, gledajući naizgled čiste predele, koji kroz taj filtar postanu nešto sasvim drugo, nešto bliže pravoj slici. Sukob sa samim sobom prati glavnog lika još od detinjstva, pa do zrelog doba jer je on donekle ostao na istom, dop
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Nuska
Contradicciones tempranas de Thomas Mann: cómo congeniar la idea del artista completamente desencantado del mundo y aislado de la humanidad con la del burgués amante de los pequeños detalles de la vida, todos ellos concretados en dos pares de ojos azules, todo lo que un buen burgués desearía ser.

"¡Oh, si tuviera esos ojos azules y viviera tan conforme y en acuerdo tan feliz con todo el mundo como tú! Siempre te ocupas en algo decoroso y respetable a los ojos de todos [...] mientras yo estoy ten
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Nóri Somogyi
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أحمد سعيد البراجه
وقد اخترت هذه الرواية بمواصفات مثالية.
رواية من الأدب الألماني الذي أرغب في التعرف على ثقافة الشعب الألماني من خلاله، مؤلفها حائز على جائزة نوبل. بترجمة أديب مثل يحيى حقي. وقرأتها في حديقة قصر ألماني بُني في القرن الثامن عشر الميلادي، في ضوء شمس أحد أيام الشتاء.
ولذلك تجدني أكره هذه الرواية، فلم يخب ظني مع كتاب كما خاب معها.
لا هي رواية ولا قصة ولا مقال ولا تحمل فكرة قد أتفق معها.

Menna
رواية جيدة.. تحكي قصة "طونيو كروجر", الذي نشأ كفتى غريب الأطوار, يرى بينه وبين زملاءه وأساتذته فجوة كبيرة لا يعرف أسببها اسمه الغريب, أم ملامحه الغريبة أم شخصيته المحبة للفنون والشعر.

يتقدم طونيو في العمر فيجد تلك الفجوة تزداد اتساعاً. كما أنه يواجه مشكلة هوية, فهو لا يعلم إن كان ينتمي إلى مجتمع الفنانين المعذبين بإبداعهم, أو إلى المجتمع البرجوازي السعيد الذي ينشرح صدره لسعادته. في النهاية هو لا ينتمي إلى هذا المجتمع ولا ذاك.

ترجمة يحيى حقي جميلة وسلسة كالعادة.
3 نجوم.



اویس
This book appealed to the artist and creator in me..I found a lot in common with the character who experienced a lot which I myself went through..the descriptions were beautiful like this one about waves breaking on the beach:

"Then grey, stormy days would come. The waves lowered their heads like bulls and charged against the beach; they ran and ramped high up the sands and left them strewn with shining wet sea grass, driftwood, and and mussels."

The message of this novella was not be timid but en
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“He undressed, lay down, put out the light. Two names he whispered into his pillow, the few chaste northern syllables that meant for him his true and native way of love, of longing and happiness; that meant to him life and home, meant simple and heartfelt feeling. He looked back on the years that had passed. He thought of the dreamy adventures of the senses, nerves, and mind in which he had been involved; saw himself eaten up with intellect and introspection, ravaged and paralysed by insight, half worn out by the fevers and frosts of creation, helpless and in anguish of conscience between two extremes, flung to and from between austerity and lust; raffiné, impoverished, exhausted by frigid and artificially heightened ecstasies; erring, forsaken, martyred, and ill -- and sobbed with nostalgia and remorse.” 9 likes
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