Original Language: German --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Have returned to Thomas Mann a number of times. Never really easy but always atmospheric enough to be worth the effort.Published 1 month ago by K. E. Zindle
The novella is fine if you like Mann. The translation is the problem: the editors have kept German syntax, which often makes sentences more convoluted than necessary, and there are... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patricia V
This book has become a classic for many reasons. The writing is beautiful. Thomas Mann's characters are complicated. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Judith R.Schneider
This book, on Kindle, misrepresents all the special characters. All of the apostrophes, for example, appear as the letter f (so mother's would be spelled motherfs). Read morePublished 5 months ago by DLF
I watched the Visconti film and wanted to see what the author actually wrote. The movie is a masterpiece as is the book.Published 5 months ago by fred6301
Mann achieves a description of character so intimate as to be uncomfortable. His mastery of the subtleties of our humanness confront us as a mirror and in the moments of realized... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark Gordon Smith-Author