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The Magic Mountain
by Thomas Mann

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The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann Overview

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 before 1914 was 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 t 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 before 1914 was 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.

Thomas Mann

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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information. 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 of the artist and the intel

Data Book The Magic Mountain

Original Title Der Zauberberg ISBN 0679772871 (ISBN13: 9780679772873 ) Edition Language English Characters Hans Castorp, Ludovico Settembrini, Joachim Ziemssen, Hermine Kleefeld, Clavdia Chauchat...more , Pieter Peeperkorn...less setting Switzerland Italy Davos (Switzerland) …more Hamburg (Germany) …less Literary Awards Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for John E. Woods (1996) (221)