The Magic Mountain

The Magic Mountain

A Novel

Book - 1996
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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1996, c1995
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679772873
0679772871
Characteristics: xii, 706 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Woods, John E. (John Edwin)

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rameshn116
Jun 21, 2017

A brilliant work of art , most great authors give us a magnificent display of their beliefs and philosophy but Mann shows us a brilliant debate between two conflicting schools of thought and like all great works, leaves us with more questions than answers .

alleycat Mar 19, 2008

Sweet reading ... if you can persist with this masterpiece right through to completion, you're in for a real treat. One of my favourite books of all time, this one translated by John Woods is new and has been critically acclaimed as being closer to the essence of Mann's German prose than the original English translation that came out while the author was still living. Taking place in a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps, young Hans Castorp arrives for a short visit and ends up staying for seven years.

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