The story concerns the Buddenbrook family and their life as prosperous merchants in Lubeck in the 1800s.
Only near the end of his life does he question the very values he embodies, in a metaphysical exploration very foreign to the rest of his life.
Buddenbrooks is the most autobiographical of Mann's works--and the one that most of all, earned Mann the Nobel Prize for Literature.
As this wonderfully alive book is reviewed by voices stronger than mine, let me say this. I have re-read it several times and each reading reveals more of the individual... Read morePublished 2 months ago by D
I read Magic Mountain 43 years ago but never tackled Buddenbrooks. When I learned some friends were reading it for reading groups I decided I had postponed too long. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marlie Wasserman
This is an excellent translation that captures, particularly for Americans, all the nuances of Mann's fascination with language, dialects, and how our attitudes towards one another... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Reading it again 70 years after high school. Even better this time aroundPublished 5 months ago by Ann B. Barnet
Why in the World aren't the Woods translations of Mann's other books available on Kindle or iBooks? That is what I would like to know!Published 6 months ago by J. Dornbusch
This book was recommended to me by a good friend in Northern Germany. We visited Lubeck last August and could imagine the scenes from the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Linda Troyer
A timeless story of the complexities of wealth in a family across generations.Published 6 months ago by Jamesine M Killorin