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Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
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Brandi What's the story with this book? It keeps showing up in places and recommendations. Do you know anything about it?


William Dearth It is supposedly the novel that won him the Nobel Prize though some think, as did Mann, that the Magic Mountain was key in getting the prize. It is a rather long novel about the decline of a family over four generations.

It was also Mann's first novel which makes the achievement even more remarkable. It is on my reading list for this year.


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