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By Thomas Mann

ISBN-10: 0553213334

ISBN-13: 9780553213331

This impressive translation of demise in Venice and 6 different tales through Thomas Mann is a travel de strength, deserving to be the definitive textual content for English-speaking readers. those seven tales characterize Mann’s early writing profession and a degree of literary caliber Mann himself despaired of ever back matching. In those tales he started to grapple with issues that have been to recur all through his paintings. In Little Herr Friedemann, a character’s rigorously based lifestyle is all of sudden threatened by means of an unforeseen sexual ardour. In Gladius Dei, puritanical mind clashes with attractiveness. In Tristan, Mann provides an ironic and comedian account of the strain among an artist and bourgeois society.All seven of those tales are finished and remarkable, however it is loss of life in Venice that really types the center-piece of the gathering. the topics that Mann weaves during the shorter items come to a climax during this beautiful novella, the most hauntingly exceptional stories of artwork and self-destruction ever written.

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In the gaslight the gray gabled houses stood silent against the sky, and the stars gleamed and glistened softly. Only a few people passed Herr Friedemann in the street, their steps reechoing along the pavement. Someone greeted him but he did not notice; his head was bowed low and his misshapen chest shuddered as he gasped for breath. Now and then, scarcely audibly, he exclaimed to himself: “Oh my God! ” He examined his feelings with horrified apprehension, realizing that his so carefully cherished, prudently cultivated sensibility had now been torn up, churned up, stirred into wild upheaval.

A minute passed. Only the crickets chirped, and the trees behind them rustled softly. Then she said: “I have had some experience of unhappiness. ” He made no reply to this, but gestured weakly, pointing across to the opposite bank, where all was peaceful and dark. “I sat there the other day,” he said. ” she asked. He merely nodded. Then suddenly, shuddering all over, he started to his feet, uttering a sobbing noise, a moan of sorrow which was somehow at the same time a cry of relief, and slowly sank to the ground in front of her.

I can accompany a little. ” “I shall be delighted to place myself at your disposal,” he replied. He still had the feeling that he was in a dream. There was a pause. Then suddenly her face changed. He saw it twist into a scarcely perceptible expression of cruel mockery, and saw again, for the third time, that uncanny tremor in her eyes as they unswervingly scrutinized him. He blushed scarlet, and not knowing where to look, helpless, distraught, he let his head droop right down between his shoulders and stared in utter dismay at the carpet.

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