Is there anybody out there who cares. The Magic Mountain
I love it. Talk To Me.
>>By Ertwin (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)
hi can i ask you something about this book?
>>By pumaskopat (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)
I love this book
>>By addria (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)
The Magic Mountain? I've been looking into Thomas Mann for a little while, with some interest in Doctor Faustus, etc. but I have yet to start anything (school business, blah, blah, blah, leaves little time for enjoyment reading. And I should be working on that Didion paper right now...). So shed some light on it for me. Why do you (Ertwin or anyone else) like Magic Mountain? Why would you recommend it? Just judging by synopsis, it seems like a good summer read. Oh, and if anyone has any thoughts on Death in Venice, go for it--express away.
>>By pixEkim (Saturday, 17 May 2003 20:51)
I'm currently reading The Magic Mountain...so far I'm enjoying it...I really like Mann's style of prose but I do find the subject matter at a literal level disturbing and at a figurative level, interesting. I would definitely reccomend it.
>>By tigrrrlily (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 01:39)
My life has never been the same since reading The Magic Mountain.
>>By Brainrocks (Sunday, 28 Sep 2003 18:39)
i'm currently reading it...it's driving me insane.honestly,i can relate with hans and settembrini.i guess,i'm gonna read it again this comung school break.
>>By gypsy (Wednesday, 6 Oct 2004 13:14)
i'm currently reading it...it's driving me insane.honestly,i can relate with hans and settembrini.i guess,i'm gonna read it again this coming school break.
>>By gypsy (Wednesday, 6 Oct 2004 13:15)
i like very much "Felix Krull"
>>By smaksplash (Thursday, 2 Dec 2004 18:30)
Hi, I've read a good deal of his books, and once you've read some of them, you can find variations of his (I believe)favorite themes: the opposition (for him) between body and mind, or better, between the empirical and the ideal, following a very long and distinctive philosophical line; he was a man of the fin-de siécle Europe, elitist, blasé, a living heir of the romantic german notion of Kultur, and the pervasive tone of his writings was the longing and, at the same time, contempt for the "ordinary man". To tell you the truth, he was very snob.I suggest the reading of the short and witty essay of Susan Sontag on him, "Peregrination".
>>By nandocax (Sunday, 5 Dec 2004 01:07)
he might have been snob - and not only therefor I prefer Heinrich Mann to Thomans Mann-, but his writing style was and is unique. Well, my mother tongue is german, so I don't know about the nglish translations - translations can do a lot of changes to a book.
Death in Venice is my favourite, I think.
>>By Dreaming (Tuesday, 7 Dec 2004 02:27)
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