The Magic Mountain
A NovelBook - 1996
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
Characteristics: xii, 706 p. ; 21 cm