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  • Title: The Magic Mountain
  • Author: Thomas Mann John E. Woods
  • ISBN: 9781400044214
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Thomas Mann rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929 The Magic Mountain takes place in an exclusive tuberculosis sanatorium in the Swiss Alps a community devoted to sickness that serves as a fictional microcosm for Europe in the days before the First World War To this h With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Thomas Mann rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929 The Magic Mountain takes place in an exclusive tuberculosis sanatorium in the Swiss Alps a community devoted to sickness that serves as a fictional microcosm for Europe in the days before the First World War To this hermetic and otherworldly realm comes Hans Castorp, an ordinary young man who arrives for a short visit and ends up staying for seven years, during which he succumbs both to the lure of eros and to the intoxication of ideas Acclaimed translator John E Woods has given us the definitive English version of Mann s masterpiece A monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, The Magic Mountain is an enduring classic Book Jacket Status Jacketed
    The Magic Mountain With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas Thomas Mann rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in The Magic Mountain takes place in an exclusiv

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    1. 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 becomes [...]

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    3. 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 pi [...]

    4. 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 the next mom [...]

    5. 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 might almost [...]

    6. 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 norma [...]

    7. 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 any minutes of my precious life wading through any of 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 Mountain will just [...]

    8. 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.Because it s [...]

    9. 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 char [...]

    10. If you give this book a chance, and some long quiet hours with your full attention, you will be in the midst of incredible richness.Wise, erudite, deeply engaged but titanically remote, grand, magisterial, ironic, cosmopolitan, comic in a sly gently mocking way.They don t write em like this any the title is onomatpoeic The book itself is mountainousme of the deepest philosophical prophecy on what the 20th Century was, and would become The characters are allegorical, true, but the character sketc [...]

    11. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a contestant for the spot of my absolute favorite novel The judgment is only being withheld due to the fact that I currently don t have a review for Of Human Bondage, so no accurate comparison can be made as of yet However It must be said that if the previous book gave me hope for the human condition, this one explosively revitalized my admiration for the human ideal.Few people write like this nowadays Most don t appreciate their world and its myriad ideas and opini [...]

    12. Reviewed in December, 2013I love when the themes of two books I happen to be reading overlap And when those themes also reflect aspects of my own life experience, I feel a wonderful convergence, an exchange of awareness at an almost physical level as if the the space between the pages where the authors ideas are laid out and my reading of their pages has become porous and a continual flow happens between all three, an exchange not unlike the one that happens in the deepest tissues of the respira [...]

    13. In 1997, in Jamaica Plain, Boston, 4 am, mid June, after a college friend s band that was blowing up at the time played the Middle East and everyone afterwards came back to our place, I remember a coolish girl on our porch saying to me something like Oh, you like to read I bet you like boring shit like The Magic Mountain I don t remember my response but since then whenever I ve thought of this book I ve flashed to that scene and her assumption that only pretentious little fuckers read books like [...]

    14. Impressions on my first reading of The Magic Mountain in 2009 Before GR I finished this over long book and I can only say I am not prepared to read it again, even if Thomas Mann himself asked me in person.A complex book, philosophy, history and politics all mixed up with symbolism and irony The author plays with the perception of time and the reader loses touch with reality A swayed main character, too much of vain discourse and little sense.I won t deny the singularity of the work, but I can t [...]

    15. Adeus, Hans Castorp, filho ing nuo e traquinas da vida A tua hist ria chegou ao fim Vou guardar Hans Castorp na minha mem ria liter ria com muito carinho Vou guard lo ao lado de outras personagens marcantes que me s o t o caras como velhos amigos de carne e osso.Apesar do tamanho pouco pr tico, andei com este tijolo atr s por todo o lado sim, olharam me de lado com ar incr dulo , e num livro que fala sobre o Tempo o Tempo que se dilui, o Tempo que passa por n s sem darmos por ele, o Tempo que no [...]

    16. The Hamlet of Europe now looks upon millions of ghosts Paul Valery wrote Elsinore is everywhere The time is out of joint spoke Hamlet And he gazed at laughing skulls and procrastinated and made colloquies with ghosts within the walls his cliffside castle Hans Castorp also waits, lingers, decides not to decide, dallies with whether it is better to be or not to be, listens to his attendant spirits, weighs skulls in the palm of his hand while time pulses around him on great heights But The Magic Mo [...]

    17. I am not going to review this book in any serious or analytical way It s been reviewed by many clever readers already, over several generations and sprawling continents It hardly needs my support I am just going to offer my entirely subjective comments about what a great and thoroughly enjoyable read it is.The plot should be familiar to Western readers by now, as this classic is a century old and much discussed in literary circles However, in case you missed out, here s the synopsis from In this [...]

    18. Wimps in the MistTime is not a constant, said Einstein in 1916, and his fellow German Thomas Mann was like whoa Eight years later he finished Magic Mountain, which proves that time is relative by making the experience of reading it last fucking forever.Here is the plot Young Hans Castorp has found that he doesn t enjoy having a job, or anything else about life, so when he ambles up a mountain to visit his consumptive cousin Joachim who does nothing but sit around wrapped in a blanket all day, he [...]

    19. 706 Der Zauberberg The Magic Mountain, Thomas MannThe Magic Mountain German Der Zauberberg is a novel by Thomas Mann, first published in November 1924 It is widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th century German literature 2010 1368 1016 1388 9789643514358 20 1929

    20. I just finished Thomas Mann s Der Zauberberg The Magic Mountain, tr John Woods , and without a doubt it is among the five best works of literature that I have ever read Covering than 700 densely packed pages, it is not for the light of heart, but provides ample reward for the tenacious reader Published in 1924 and winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1929, The Magic Mountain should reside on your shelf next to The Brothers Karamazov, The Persian Letters, The Sorrows of Young Werther, and E [...]

    21. Finally read this, after several failed attempts with a truly awful translation Lowe Porter s I ve missed out on a truly extraordinary novel for too long The dazzling descriptions and the intricate and fiery conversations of the characters are truly amazing This book is a labyrinth of ideas and thoughts and definitely merits further study.

    22. Bat edebiyat tarihinde ok nemli bir yeri oldu u s ylenen roman kahraman n i yolculu u gibi ilerlemekle birlikte ayn zamanda evrensel bir ok konuyu da merkezine al yor Olaylar, 20 y zy l n ba lar nda d nya b y k bir de i imin e i indeyken ge erken gelin g r n ki kitap birt rl akm yor Okumak zorla maya ba l yor, bazen bir sab r testine d n yor bazen 1 sayfa 10 sayfa gibi ilerlerken nadiren de tersi oluyor ve son b l me geldi imizde neden b yle oldu u g n y z ne k yor Roman zaman ba kahramanlardan [...]

    23. There were times when I wondered if I d ever finish this book It wasn t that I didn t want to, but reading a novel driven by ideas rather by plot or character has its challenges Particularly if, like me, you do most of your reading at night, in between getting into bed and switching off the light This is not the kind of novel which can be read, digested and disposed of quickly It demands concentration, patience and perseverance qualities in which I am frequently lacking at the end of a day at wo [...]

    24. The Magic Mountain Thomas Mann s Ambiguous BildungsromanAh, Thomas Mann, you have held me captive from a hot summer s day in August until I have begun to see the first hints of color tinging the leaves with a hue that will lead to their fall and ultimate decay You have occupied my thoughts during long days and nights I do not know whether to bless you or curse you, for I recognize how precious time is At times the tick of the clock sounds ominous.At its most basic level Mann tells us of the cult [...]

    25. nternete B y l Da diye girdi inizde kar n za hem T rk e hem de di er dillerde, kitab n olduk a kapsaml ve g l analiz yaz lar kacakt r Edebiyat tarihinin mihenk ta lar ndan biri olarak say lan eser i in olduk a normal ve beklenilen bir sonu elbette O y zden ben kitab n teknik yap s ndan, edebiyat tarihindeki yerinden, Thomas Mann n ba yap t olma erefini kazanma sebeplerinden vs bahsetmeyece im Bunlar kitapla ilgili heyecanland m ayr nt lar olmas na ra men, uzun okuma maratonundan sonra yazmak ad [...]

    26. Nihayet bitti yo un abalar, bunaltan saatler, uyuya kal nan sayfalar, tekrar tekrar ba a d nmeler e li inde Thomas Mann b y l da kavramak ya da sevmek i in 2 kere okumal s n z dese de, buna giri ebilecek ok az okur oldu unu d n yorum Ben de iki kez okuma g c n kendimde bulur muyum bilmiyorum, kavrad m kadar yla yetinece im art k B y l Da , genel ge er bir okuma ile yetinilecek bir kitap de ildi ve elimden geldi ince yak n okuma yapmaya al t m, ne kadar yakla abildim g rece iz.Okuma s recimde bu [...]

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