The Magic Mountain ( illustrated )

The Magic Mountain illustrated With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas Thomas Mann rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists ultimately winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in In THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN

  • Title: The Magic Mountain ( illustrated )
  • Author: Thomas Mann
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  • With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Thomas Mann 1875 1955 rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists, ultimately winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929 In THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps a community devoted exclusively to sickness as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibitingWith this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Thomas Mann 1875 1955 rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists, ultimately winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929 In THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps a community devoted exclusively to sickness as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality.

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    1. Thomas Mann

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann, and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann and Golo Mann, also became important German writers When Hitler came to power in 1933, Mann fled to Switzerland When World War II broke out in 1939, he emigrated to the United States, from where he returned to Switzerland in 1952 Thomas Mann is one of the best known exponents of the so called Exilliteratur.

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    1. THE POLKA MACABRE of the SEVEN STEPSIt is dusk, and we are on a slim boat, similar to a black gondola and approach an isolated island. As I can make out better the shapes, I realize I have seen this before. The image in front of my eyes is like a black and white version of Arnold Bocklin’s painting and now I am transported to his Isle of the Dead. There is deep silence. I can only hear the very faint stirring of the water as the boat slides over it. Well no, there is also a faint melody which [...]

    2. «Κοινωνιολογία των Παθών»Το έπος της μύησης.Η προφητική αναζήτηση του ουμανιστή διαβόλου,της αυτογνωσίας,της πνευματικής ανάτασης,της σοφής αμφισβήτησης και της ανεκτίμητης λογοτεχνικής υπέρβασης γράφτηκε στο ΜΑΓΙΚΟ ΒΟΥΝΟ με τίτλο : «Ο μύστης ενός κοσμικού συστήματος φ [...]

    3. I am in a good mood today!Which should be readily apparent, because if I were not, this book would probably have received only two stars from me—not as a reflection of its literary quality per se, but rather as a reflection of my own reaction to it.Here is what happened yesterday: I finished this book and tossed it forcefully onto the coffee table next to me in what may be seen as a transparent attempt to attract attention to myself (which is something I tend to do often) and sure enough someo [...]

    4. Imagine hiking up a steep mountain. You are not quite winning the game of hide & seek with the Sun and it has got its fiery eyes firmly on you. Your legs are chewing your ears off with incessant grumbling. With each step you take, a wish to flop down right there grows stronger. One of these steps carries you to a spot where a spectacular vista suddenly opens up before you. For the briefest moment, the scene in front of you consumes not only your vision, but your consciousness. It is only in [...]

    5. You’re faced with a daunting task when you try to talk about The Magic Mountain – there are so many threads that to pull on one seems unfair to the others. For some it’s a meditation on time, for others it’s the foundational ‘sick-lit’ masterpiece; it’s an allegory of pre-First World War Europe, say one group of supporters; not at all, argue others, it’s a parody of the Bildungsroman tradition.And yet despite the profusion of themes and ideas, this is a supremely contained book. [...]

    6. Imagine being stuck in a place where all sense of time is lost in the web of inactivity, a place which enables people to lead a life devoid of any greater purpose and only focused on recuperation from a queer illness, a place almost hermetically sealed and self-controlled, successfully keeping the repercussions of wars and diplomatic feuds between nations at bay. Imagine being rid of all your earthly woes of finding means of survival and all the elements that stand as pillars supporting the norm [...]

    7. At the risk of being labelled a Philistine, I declare that this book is one of the most insufferably boring tomes that has ever made it onto my bedside table. I admit that I only struggled my way through the first 170 pages, but that was enough to convince me that I should not waste any more minutes of my precious life wading through any more of this drivel. I know, I have also been chastised for criticising modern art in the same way. Tracey Emin's "Unmade Bed" and Thomas Mann's "The Magic Moun [...]

    8. Socratic Dialogues"The Magic Mountain" is a sequel to “Death in Venice”.Just as Plato’s Socratic Dialogues were the foundation of the novella, they guide the narrative of "TMM", a "Bildungsroman" that is concerned with the education of the protagonist, Hans Castorp, during the seven year period from ages 23 to 30.Castorp doesn’t so much learn or grow by his physical actions. The character development is intellectual, a development which is equally apparent in both the author and the read [...]

    9. To read The Magic Mountain is to be wholly immersed in Hans Castorp’s little world, to really take part as Hans and his companions grapple with mankind’s dichotomies: life vs death, action vs intellect, reason vs emotion, naturalism vs mysticism, East vs West, god vs man, and, perhaps above all, love, that singular epitomic contradiction, that wonderful celebration of life, that raison d'être, which capriciously wields the power both to exult and to desolate.The book’s characters - the wi [...]

    10. If you give this book a chance, and some long quiet hours with your full attention, you will be in the midst of incredible richness.Wise, erudite, deeply engaged but titanically remote, grand, magisterial, ironic, cosmopolitan, comic in a sly gently mocking way.They don't write 'em like this anymore. the title is onomatpoeic. The book itself is mountainousme of the deepest philosophical prophecy on what the 20th Century was, and would become. The characters are allegorical, true, but the charact [...]

    11. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a contestant for the spot of my absolute favorite novel. The judgment is only being withheld due to the fact that I currently don't have a review for Of Human Bondage, so no accurate comparison can be made as of yet. However. It must be said that if the previous book gave me hope for the human condition, this one explosively revitalized my admiration for the human ideal.Few people write like this nowadays. Most don't appreciate their world and its myriad ideas and o [...]

    12. Μόλις τελείωσα ενθουσιασμένος την ανάγνωση αυτού του αριστουργήματος. Δε θα πω ότι πρόκειται για ένα από τα σημαντικότερα μυθιστορήματα, αυτό θα το κρίνει ο καθένας. Δεν είναι αυτό, στο οποίο επιζητάς την πλοκή, αλλά ανήκει στην κατηγορία των φιλοσοφικών, δηλαδή την αγαπημ [...]

    13. Reviewed in December, 2013I love when the themes of two books I happen to be reading overlap. And when those themes also reflect aspects of my own life experience, I feel a wonderful convergence, an exchange of awareness at an almost physical level as if the the space between the pages where the authors ideas are laid out and my reading of their pages has become porous and a continual flow happens between all three, an exchange not unlike the one that happens in the deepest tissues of the respir [...]

    14. In 1997, in Jamaica Plain, Boston, ~4 am, mid-June, after a college friend's band that was blowing up at the time played the Middle East and everyone afterwards came back to our place, I remember a coolish girl on our porch saying to me something like "Oh, you like to read? I bet you like boring shit like The Magic Mountain." I don't remember my response but since then whenever I've thought of this book I've flashed to that scene and her assumption that only pretentious little fuckers read books [...]

    15. Impressions on my first reading of "The Magic Mountain" in 2009. Before GR I finished this over-long book and I can only say I am not prepared to read it again, even if Thomas Mann himself asked me in person.A complex book, philosophy, history and politics all mixed up with symbolism and irony. The author plays with the perception of time and the reader loses touch with reality. A swayed main character, too much of vain discourse and little sense.I won't deny the singularity of the work, but I c [...]

    16. “Adeus, Hans Castorp, filho ingénuo e traquinas da vida! A tua história chegou ao fim.”Vou guardar Hans Castorp na minha memória literária com muito carinho. Vou guardá-lo ao lado de outras personagens marcantes que me são tão caras como velhos amigos de carne e osso.Apesar do tamanho pouco prático, andei com este tijolo atrás por todo o lado (sim, olharam-me de lado com ar incrédulo!), e num livro que fala sobre o Tempo; o Tempo que se dilui, o Tempo que passa por nós sem darmos [...]

    17. ~~~“The Hamlet of Europe now looks upon millions of ghosts” Paul Valery wrote. Elsinore is everywhere. “The time is out of joint” spoke Hamlet. And he gazed at laughing skulls and procrastinated and made colloquies with ghosts within the walls his cliffside castle. Hans Castorp also waits, lingers, decides not to decide, dallies with whether it is better to be or not to be, listens to his attendant spirits, weighs skulls in the palm of his hand while time pulses around him on great heigh [...]

    18. I am not going to review this book in any serious or analytical way. It's been reviewed by many clever readers already, over several generations and sprawling continents. It hardly needs my support. I am just going to offer my entirely subjective comments about what a great and thoroughly enjoyable read it is.The plot should be familiar to Western readers by now, as this classic is a century old and much discussed in literary circles. However, in case you missed out, here's the synopsis from :In [...]

    19. Wimps in the MistTime is not a constant, said Einstein in 1916, and his fellow German Thomas Mann was like whoa. Eight years later he finished Magic Mountain, which proves that time is relative by making the experience of reading it last fucking forever.Here is the "plot": Young Hans Castorp has found that he doesn't enjoy having a job, or anything else about life, so when he ambles up a mountain to visit his consumptive cousin Joachim who does nothing but sit around wrapped in a blanket all day [...]

    20. 706. Der Zauberberg = The Magic Mountain, Thomas MannThe Magic Mountain (German: Der Zauberberg) is a novel by Thomas Mann, first published in November 1924. It is widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th century German literature. کوه جادو - توماس مان (نگاه) ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: چهاردهم ماه می سال 2010 میلادیعنوان: کوه جادو؛ نویسنده: توماس مان؛ مترجم: حسن نکور [...]

    21. One of my all time favorites. The magic mountain symbolizes a community detached from the flatland, the normal values, duties, history, time, indulging in its physical closeness to and spiritual longing for sickness and death. Hans Castorp, after entering into this fatigued, detached, and self-perpetuating community, became increasingly obsessed with the romanticism of sickness and death, which he considered noble. Mann not only associated sickness death with decay, sensuality and love ("all lov [...]

    22. I just finished Thomas Mann's Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain, tr. John Woods), and without a doubt it is among the five best works of literature that I have ever read. Covering more than 700 densely-packed pages, it is not for the light of heart, but provides ample reward for the tenacious reader. Published in 1924 and winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1929, The Magic Mountain should reside on your shelf next to The Brothers Karamazov, The Persian Letters, The Sorrows of Young Werthe [...]

    23. Finally read this, after several failed attempts with a truly awful translation (Lowe-Porter's). I've missed out on a truly extraordinary novel for too long. The dazzling descriptions and the intricate and fiery conversations of the characters are truly amazing. This book is a labyrinth of ideas and thoughts and definitely merits further study.

    24. Batı edebiyat tarihinde çok önemli bir yeri olduğu söylenen roman kahramanın iç yolculuğu gibi ilerlemekle birlikte aynı zamanda evrensel birçok konuyu da merkezine alıyor. Olaylar, 20 yüzyılın başlarında dünya büyük bir değişimin eşiğindeyken geçerken gelin görün ki kitap birtürlü akmıyor. Okumak zorlaşmaya başlıyor, bazen bir sabır testine dönüşüyor bazen 1 sayfa 10 sayfa gibi ilerlerken nadiren de tersi oluyor ve son bölüme geldiğimizde neden böyle old [...]

    25. There were times when I wondered if I’d ever finish this book. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to, but reading a novel driven by ideas rather by plot or character has its challenges. Particularly if, like me, you do most of your reading at night, in between getting into bed and switching off the light. This is not the kind of novel which can be read, digested and disposed of quickly. It demands concentration, patience and perseverance – qualities in which I am frequently lacking at the end [...]

    26. Καταυδρωμένος μόλις τελείωσα την ανάβαση του Μαγικού βουνού. Αναμφίβολα μεγάλος μάστορας της γραφής ο Μανν, ένα συγγραφικό ύφος που όμως δεν μου ταιριάζει. Με κούρασε πάρα πολύ. Στην αρχή σκέφτηκα να το βαθμολογήσω με πέντε αστέρια και να γράψω γι' αυτά που με ενοχλούσαν. Στ [...]

    27. The Magic Mountain: Thomas Mann's Ambiguous BildungsromanAh, Thomas Mann, you have held me captive from a hot summer's day in August until I have begun to see the first hints of color tinging the leaves with a hue that will lead to their fall and ultimate decay. You have occupied my thoughts during long days and nights. I do not know whether to bless you or curse you, for I recognize how precious time is. At times the tick of the clock sounds ominous.At its most basic level Mann tells us of the [...]

    28. Nihayet bitti; yoğun çabalar, bunaltan saatler, uyuya kalınan sayfalar, tekrar tekrar başa dönmeler eşliğinde. Thomas Mann “ büyülü dağı kavramak (ya da sevmek) için 2 kere okumalısınız “ dese de, buna girişebilecek çok az okur olduğunu düşünüyorum. Ben de iki kez okuma gücünü kendimde bulur muyum bilmiyorum, kavradığım kadarıyla yetineceğim artık. Büyülü Dağ, genel geçer bir okuma ile yetinilecek bir kitap değildi ve elimden geldiğince yakın okuma yap [...]

    29. Για να φύγει αυτό από τη μέση, η έκδοση του Ζαχαρόπουλου είναι μία από τις χειρότερες μεταφράσεις που έχω συναντήσει ποτέ μου. Το ότι όχι μόνο δεν καταστράφηκε η αναγνωστική εμπειρία μου από αυτό το γεγονός, αλλά κατάφερε το πνεύμα και το μεγαλείο του Μαν να μεταφερθεί μέσα [...]

    30. İnternete Büyülü Dağ diye girdiğinizde; karşınıza hem Türkçe hem de diğer dillerde, kitabın oldukça kapsamlı ve güçlü analiz yazıları çıkacaktır. Edebiyat tarihinin mihenk taşlarından biri olarak sayılan eser için oldukça normal ve beklenilen bir sonuç elbette. O yüzden ben kitabın teknik yapısından, edebiyat tarihindeki yerinden, Thomas Mann’ın başyapıtı olma şerefini kazanma sebeplerinden vs bahsetmeyeceğim. Bunlar kitapla ilgili heyecanlandığım ayr [...]

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