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The Magic Mountain In This Dizzyingly Rich Novel Of Ideas, Mann Uses A Sanatorium In The Swiss Alps, A Community Devoted Exclusively To Sickness, As A Microcosm For Europe, Which In The Years BeforeWas Already Exhibiting The First Symptoms Of Its Own Terminal Irrationality The Magic Mountain Is A Monumental Work Of Erudition And Irony, Sexual Tension And Intellectual Ferment, A Book That Pulses With Life In The Midst Of Death

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  1. Kalliope Kalliope says:

    THE POLKA MACABRE of the SEVEN STEPSIt is dusk, and we are on a slim boat, similar to a black gondola and approach an isolated island As I can make out better the shapes, I realize I have seen this before The image in front of my eyes is like a black and white version of Arnold Bocklin s painting and now I am transported to his Isle of the Dead There is deep silence I can only hear the very faint stirring of the water as the boat slides over it Well no, there is also a faint melody which

  2. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum says:

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  3. Jason Jason says:

    I am in a good mood today Which should be readily apparent, because if I were not, this book would probably have received only two stars from me not as a reflection of its literary quality per se, but rather as a reflection of my own reaction to it.Here is what happened yesterday I finished this book and tossed it forcefully onto the coffee table next to me in what may be seen as a transparent attempt to attract attention to myself which is something I tend to do often and sure enough someone I am in

  4. Megha Megha says:

    Imagine hiking up a steep mountain You are not quite winning the game of hide seek with the Sun and it has got its fiery eyes firmly on you Your legs are chewing your ears off with incessant grumbling With each step you take, a wish to flop down right there grows stronger One of these steps carries you to a spot where a spectacular vista suddenly opens up before you For the briefest moment, the scene in front of you consumes not only your vision, but your consciousness It is only in Imagine hiking up a ste

  5. Warwick Warwick says:

    You re faced with a daunting task when you try to talk about The Magic Mountain there are so many threads that to pull on one seems unfair to the others For some it s a meditation on time, for others it s the foundational sick lit masterpiece it s an allegory of pre First World War Europe, say one group of supporters not at all, argue others, it s a parody of the Bildungsroman tradition.And yet despite the profusion of themes and ideas, this is a supremely contained book Insular you mi You re faced with a daunti

  6. Samadrita Samadrita says:

    Imagine being stuck in a place where all sense of time is lost in the web of inactivity, a place which enables people to lead a life devoid of any greater purpose and only focused on recuperation from a queer illness, a place almost hermetically sealed and self controlled, successfully keeping the repercussions of wars and diplomatic feuds between nations at bay Imagine being rid of all your earthly woes of finding means of survival and all the elements that stand as pillars supporting the norm Imagine being stuck in

  7. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain An ordinary young man was on his way from his hometown Hamburg to Davos Platz in the canton of Graub nden It was the height of summer, and he planned to stay for three weeks Here we are introduced to Hans Castorp one of my all time favorite bumbling protagonists with a load of telling adjectives Mann insists that he is a young man although he will act like an old man in many ways and ordinary and we will see that this was probably a fatal flaw in being t Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain An ord

  8. Lance Greenfield Lance Greenfield says:

    At the risk of being labelled a Philistine, I declare that this book is one of the most insufferably boring tomes that has ever made it onto my bedside table I admit that I only struggled my way through the first 170 pages, but that was enough to convince me that I should not waste anyminutes of my precious life wading through anyof this drivel I know, I have also been chastised for criticising modern art in the same way Tracey Emin s Unmade Bed and Thomas Mann s The Magic Moun At the risk of being labelled a Philistine, I declar

  9. Ian "Marvin" Graye Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

    Socratic Dialogues The Magic Mountain is a sequel to Death in Venice.Just as Plato s Socratic Dialogues were the foundation of the novella, they guide the narrative of TMM , a Bildungsroman that is concerned with the education of the protagonist, Hans Castorp, during the seven year period from ages 23 to 30.Castorp doesn t so much learn or grow by his physical actions The character development is intellectual, a development which is equally apparent in both the author and the reader.Becau Socratic Dialogues The Magic Mountain is a sequ

  10. Edward Edward says:

    To read The Magic Mountain is to be wholly immersed in Hans Castorp s little world, to really take part as Hans and his companions grapple with mankind s dichotomies life vs death, action vs intellect, reason vs emotion, naturalism vs mysticism, East vs West, god vs man, and, perhaps above all, love, that singular epitomic contradiction, that wonderful celebration of life, that raison d tre, which capriciously wields the power both to exult and to desolate.The book s characters the wild and To read The Magic Mountain is to be wholly immersed

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