I found this book to be depressing and at times had difficulty understanding the translation.
Unfortunately I would not recommend this book.
I cannot do an adequate review here; that would take a term paper or dissertation, many of which I'm sure have been done. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Wagner
As with many translated works, one has to struggle to uncover the brilliance of the author's original masterpiece. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Loving G-ma
A collection of short stories by this famous German writer and social critic. The Death in Venice story itself is the star of the show, with the other stories getting a bit... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dr Muir De Wet
The main character, Auschenbach, is an artist near the end of his life who finds a desire for a young boy in Venice. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cole Cooper
Beautifully written with many allusions and homosexual tension hidden throughout text, a delightful read, especially if you decide to dig deeper than the surface reading!Published 6 months ago by bertanini
[N.B.: spoilers] I picked up this book because it was short and I knew of Thomas Mann, although I hadn't read anything of his before. Read morePublished 7 months ago by RDSlug
A bit of a complex read, but a beautiful story of fascination, boy-love, and beauty. Very enjoyable novel but not for everyone.Published 7 months ago by Harriet Champi
I loathed The Magic Mountain, please, why didn't the TB take him sooner, like before the first page, or by the 100th, the 500th, the 10,000th, or the War interrupted the visit by... Read morePublished 7 months ago by kamelpop