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Six Early Stories

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Publisher Comments:

When they think of the stories of the great German writer Thomas Mann, most American readers will recall Stories of Three Decades, translated in 1936; however, that edition purposely excluded several early tales of Mann which the translator found "tentative and awkward efforts." As noted translator and editor of this volume Burton Pike notes, however, "Times and interests change; in 1936 Thomas Mann, in exile from Nazi Germany, was celebrated as a leading spokesman for the threatened humanistic values of Western Civilization." His early development seemed unimportant within that context, but such a judgment now seems arbitrary and wrong.

Indeed the six stories of this volume are all quite wonderful examples of this genre, and even more revelatory with regard to Mann's themes and styles. Experimenting with a complex, multi-layered narrative, Mann explored new approaches to the psychologies of his characters with a "strong, fresh voice of a major talent."

"These early stories, ably translated by Peter Constantine and edited by Burton Pike, are well worth reading. They are also a welcome addition to the body of Mann's work in English. But they are something more. They remind us of what has been lost in the dissolution and passing of modernism. The boldness, daring and risk-taking in both formal, technical matters and in explicit, thematic explorations remain as admirable today as they were a century ago."-Steven Marcus, New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Fiction. Short Stories. Six stories previously unpublished in the US, now available from Sun & Moon Classics. As Steven Marcus in the New York Times Book Review observed: These early stories, ably translated by Peter Constantine and edited by Burton Pike, are well worth reading. They are also a welcome addition to the body of Mann's work in English. But they are something more. They remind us of what has been lost in the dissolution and passing of modernism. The boldness, daring and risk-taking in both formal, technical matters and in explicit, thematic explorations remain as admirable today as they were a century ago.

Synopsis:

Fiction. Short Stories. Six stories previously unpublished in the US, now available from Sun and Moon Classics. As Steven Marcus in the New York Times Book Review observed: These early stories, ably translated by Peter Constantine and edited by Burton Pike, are well worth reading. They are also a welcome addition to the body of Mann's work in English. But they are something more. They remind us of what has been lost in the dissolution and passing of modernism. The boldness, daring and risk-taking in both formal, technical matters and in explicit, thematic explorations remain as admirable today as they were a century ago.

Table of Contents

A vision : prose sketch — Fallen — The will to happiness — Death — Avenged : study for a novella --Anecdote.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557132987
Editor:
Pike, Burton
Translator:
Constantine, Peter
Author:
Mann, Thomas
Author:
Constantine, Peter
Publisher:
Sun & Moon
Location:
Los Angeles :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Sun and Moon Classics
Series Volume:
97-169109
Publication Date:
19970101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
130
Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Short Stories. Six stories previously unpublished in the US, now available from Sun & Moon Classics. As Steven Marcus in the New York Times Book Review observed: These early stories, ably translated by Peter Constantine and edited by Burton Pike, are well worth reading. They are also a welcome addition to the body of Mann's work in English. But they are something more. They remind us of what has been lost in the dissolution and passing of modernism. The boldness, daring and risk-taking in both formal, technical matters and in explicit, thematic explorations remain as admirable today as they were a century ago.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Short Stories. Six stories previously unpublished in the US, now available from Sun and Moon Classics. As Steven Marcus in the New York Times Book Review observed: These early stories, ably translated by Peter Constantine and edited by Burton Pike, are well worth reading. They are also a welcome addition to the body of Mann's work in English. But they are something more. They remind us of what has been lost in the dissolution and passing of modernism. The boldness, daring and risk-taking in both formal, technical matters and in explicit, thematic explorations remain as admirable today as they were a century ago.
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