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@Download Ebook ó Death in Venice and Other Tales ô Featuring his world famous masterpiece, Death in Venice, this new collection of Nobel laureate Thomas Mann s stories and novellas reveals his artistic evolution In this new, widely acclaimed translation that restores the controversial passages that were cut out of the original English version, Death in Venice tells about a ruinous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but lonely author, travels to the Queen of the Adriatic in search of an elusive spiritual fulfillment that turns into his erotic doom Spellbound by a beautiful Polish boy, he finds himself fettered to this hypnotic city of sun drenched sensuality and eerie physical decay Also included in this volume are eleven other stories by Mann Tonio Kroger, Gladius Dei, The Blood of the Walsungs, The Will for Happiness, Little Herr Friedmann, Tobias Mindernickel, Little Lizzy, Tristan, The Starvelings, The Wunderkind, and Harsh Hour All of the stories collected here display Mann s inimitable use of irony, his subtle characterizations, and superb, complex plots Finishing fantastic books should be like beating levels in Zeldawait, WAIT Here me outAll I mean to say is that, as a reward for reading something as near perfect as Death in Venice, Goodreads should unlock an extra star, so that we may properly rate such rare gems of literaturesort of like extra hearts in Zelda, no Fine, fine, never mind You indulge in the illusion that your life is habitually steady, simple, concentrated, and contemplative, that you belong entirely to yourself and t Finishing fantastic books should be like beating levels in Zeldawait, WAIT Here me outAll I mean to say is that, as a reward for reading something as near perfect as Death in Venice, Goodreads should unlock an extra star, so that we may properly rate such rare gems of literaturesort of like extra hearts in Zelda, no Fine, fine, never mind You indulge in the illusion that your life is habitually steady, simple, concentrated, and contemplative, that you belong entirely to yourself and this illusion makes you quite happy For a human tends to believe that the mood of the moment, be it troubled or blithe, peaceful or stormy, is the true, native, and permanent tenor of his existencewhereas the truth is that he is condemned to improvisation and morally lives from hand to mouth all the time So now, breathing the morning air, you stoutly believe that you are virtuous and free while you ought to know and at the bottom do know that the world is spreading its snares round your feet Have a great few moments, all It s fantastic to be completely swayed by century old works to be turned on completely by some German dude who probably thought so differently from you that anything he produced is just receptive to awe alone, an exc It s fantastic to be completely swayed by century old works to be turned on completely by some German dude who probably thought so differently from you that anything he produced is just receptive to awe alone, no discernible connections between you and the author exist Not true If you saw the dreadful film A Single Man or read the novel thought that the idea for that was elsewhere inscribed, well, you were super right It is this masterpiece by Thomas Mann it tries to emulate an excursion to a Venice that with ironic signs of pestilence death still invites in the ideas of love artistic inspiration Aschenbach, the fictional writer that was likely based on Mann himself, takes a trip and takes us there with him When the omnipresent narrator gets inside of Aschenbach s head, then describes in utter beauty the ugliness of the scene the main character s bittersweet, and altogether human experience in the old world, we have a forerunner to Patricia Highsmith s beloved The Talented Mr Ripley a brother to Hawthorne s The Marble Faun, another Italian adventure with pah lenty of gay sensibility european men, stay put seriously, nothing good ever happens to you when you leave whatever small european town you are from and venture into the wider world whether it is gide and tunisia, conrad and the congo, robbe grillet with wherever that was, various graham greenes statistically, there will be temptations which you are not equipped to resist and you will either succumb or drive yourself to humiliation and despair with the wanting to succumb and i totally get it different surroundings european men, stay put seriously, nothing good ever happens to you when you leave whatever small european town you are from and venture into the wider world whether it is gide and tunisia, conrad and the congo, robbe grillet with wherever that was, various graham greenes statistically, there will be temptations which you are not equipped to resist and you will either succumb or drive yourself to humiliation and despair with the wanting to succumb and i totally get it different surroundings, absence of judgmental peer group, it s vacation morality when i was in prague, i totally stole a guinness mug from the irish pub i fell in love with so i am no stranger to a wild life of crime and transgression i left the children alone, though for the record, lawrence durrell is totally exempt from this advice, although since he is dead, it doesn t really matter and just so we re clear i only read death in venice the other seven stories can go screw for now this is just book club fare, and if i have time in my life to readtroubled intellectual germans, i will know where to turn but for now, i must bake book club cake and enjoy my free snow day.readers, thinkers, and drinkers feb 2010come to my blog Read Death in Venice Love and Death No wonder Woody Allen referenced the story in Annie Hall Aschenbach, a writer in his fifties, an artist raised by the Kaiser to the aristocracy, sees the boy god Tadzio on a beach in Venice and promptly loses his reason It s a very human story Who hasn t lost their head over someone The references to Plato s Symposium are spot on The prose might be a little dense for some I enjoyed it but found it excruciating, so affecting is its theme In that sen Read Death in Venice Love and Death No wonder Woody Allen referenced the story in Annie Hall Aschenbach, a writer in his fifties, an artist raised by the Kaiser to the aristocracy, sees the boy god Tadzio on a beach in Venice and promptly loses his reason It s a very human story Who hasn t lost their head over someone The references to Plato s Symposium are spot on The prose might be a little dense for some I enjoyed it but found it excruciating, so affecting is its theme In that sense it reminded me of Knut Hamsun s Pan, another tale of love run amok Though at least in Pan there s consummation In Death in Venice the lovers never exchange a word, only glances Anyway, this is what fiction can do By the way, this is the preferred translation according to The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation, ed Peter France I d like to hear from anyone who s read Joachim Neugroschel s version and the original German