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Death in Venice and Seven Other Stories by Thomas Mann
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Sep 17, 11


A convincing picture of a (too?) disciplined artist's descent into dissolution and decadence, at times overly philosophical and allegorical for my taste. Favorite parts: the awesome fever dream of a bacchanal at the end, and the provocative thought that the love and study of beauty inevitably brings along with it the contagion of desire, which leads only to "the bottomless pit".
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