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In La morte a Venezia (1913) è narrata la storia di una passione senile dello scrittore Aschenbach, sullo sfondo di una Venezia equivoca e torbida in cui s'annuncia il colera: su quello sfondo morboso ed enigmatico la passione si chiarisce e si esalta, fino al crollo totale del tipico eroe manniano, travagliato dalla lotta incessante fra l'aspirazione eroica della perfezio ...more
Paperback, Oscar classici moderni, 201 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Mondadori (first published January 1st 1955)
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Lobstergirl
Dec 04, 2010 Lobstergirl rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sock wearers
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Death in Venice is exquisite. Tristan seems like preparation for The Magic Mountain: strange, comical characters having conversations in a sanatorium. Tonio Kröger starts out nicely - a 14 year old youth having a boy crush on his popular friend, then (our protagonist having grown older) dips into an unfortunate midsection where he muses on what it is to be an artist, then finishes beautifully. Give this man a Nobel.
Tancredi
"La sua bellezza era inesprimibile e, come altre volte, Aschenbach sentí con dolore che la parola può, sí, celebrare la bellezza, ma non è capace di esprimerla."

Tre racconti decisamente caratteristici del premio Nobel Thomas Mann. Tre racconti diversi e simili allo stesso tempo, che ben rendono giustizia allo stile particolare dello scrittore.

La morte a Venezia è quello più intenso, emotivo, più ricco stilisticamente, e che naturalmente mi è piaciuto di più. E' un racconto tutto interamente sogg
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Procyon Lotor
In Tonio Kr�ger Mann, che fu accusato d�essere solo un Kurzgeschichtenschreiber, redige un grande romanzo autobiografico. In poche pagine densissime, Tonio che porta fin nel nome la sua endiadi psicologica d�essere cio� un caldo nordico o un latino di Lubecca, da un�adolescenza che parte quasi come un "H�lden", vivacemente malinconico, matura come artista consapevole ma fiero di osservare ed amare l�umanit� senza mai distaccarsene con l�occhio da entomologo. Il romanzo, in questa maturazione, of ...more
Nicholas Whyte
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2317237.html[return][return]This Penguin edition includes also Tristan and Tonio Kr�ger. I liked the famous novella, but wasn't blown away by it; everyone knows what the plot is, and to a large extent it's also what the whole thing is about, told lucidly enough to be sure, but moored in the sexualities of a bygone age.[return][return]I didn't particularly care for Tristan, a short story of manly one-upmanship for the affections of a fellow-patient in a sanatorium. I ...more
Kaph
Verdict: An existentialist autobiographical fable of limerent boy-love by the Bridge of Sighs that leaves me confused and put-off.

I really don’t feel qualified to comment on this book. Clearly I’m missing something. I have that same feeling as when I go to the Tate and ponder the blue square on the wall. There is obviously some other dimension to this work, which I am unable to perceive. Personally, I suspect it to be a pants dimension but my blindness leaves me nonetheless, without the proper g
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Blair
"Death in Venice" is justifiably the star and lead story in this collection of tales by Mann. The other two stories, "Tristan" and "Tonio Kröger", written nearly a decade earlier, are included for their thematic relevance in exploring the inner lives of sensitive authors who feel distanced from the world around them. Where the earlier stories have something of a satirical viewpoint on Spinell and Kröger, such that they appear a little ridiculous at times, Aschenbach's story is a more purely trag ...more
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Alice
Preso nel filone Venezia che ora mi "tocca" /mi piace seguire.
uno di quei libri in cui praticamente ognmi frase portebbe diventare aforisma. il che però rallenta la lettura e sfuoca un po' l'attenzione dallo svolgersi della vicenda. Magistrali descrizioni, come quella dell'alba a pagina 46. amore romantico vissuto da lontano, una morte nel finale...
forse i classici devono essere così...
Glen Coburn
Convoluted translation. Poorly edited. The thing I liked best about Thomas Mann's profile of a pedophile was its length. I was able to read it quickly. Upon finishing, I took three showers in a row to wash away the perversion of Aschenbach's deviant obsession.
Daniele
Opportuno leggere con sottofondo musicale, consiglio Adagietto di Mahler, tratto dalla V sinfonia.
Di seguito il film di Visconti, meraviglioso.
Alice Sather
Best if you can read them in German, as I did.
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Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intel
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