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Death in Venice/A Man and His Dog

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Written in 1912, Death in Venice is Thomas Mann's best-known novella — a haunting, elegiac masterpiece in which the main character, Gustav Aschenbach, is a successful and much-revered author. While vacationing in Venice, this highly disciplined writer, who always has maintained extraordinary control of his literary creations, finds himself suddenly overwhelmed by an all-co ...more
Paperback, dual language, 318 pages
Published November 24th 2011 by Dover Publications
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Manuel Antão
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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The language of the book "Tod in Venedig"/"Death in Venice" by Thomas Mann


I finally decided to tackle Thomas Mann’s work. My first contact with him took place when I was preparing myself for the ZMP Certification in German. We were able to read in class some excerpts from his main books : “Buddenbrooks”, “Der Zauberberg”, “Tonio Kröger”, and so on. What I remember most from those texts was the extreme difficulty of understanding some p
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Joseph Sciuto
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice" is as brilliant as advertised. Undoubtable, a literary masterpiece. One needs to make sure of the translation. The Dover edition which I read, was translated by Stanley Appelbaum and it was one of the best translations of this masterpiece I have read. The second chapter was a little difficult, but then there is a reason it is considered "the nightmare chapter" by most translators. Also, you might want to catch up on your Greek mythology before reading this book. I ...more
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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
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