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"If anything, the homoerotic component of the story — and Mann's tortured relationship to his besotted protagonist — become clearer than ever in Michael Henry Heim's new translation of Death in Venice. A UCLA linguist justly acclaimed for his Chekhov translations, Heim has thrown open the windows of Aschenbach's gloomy hotel and let the sea breezes in....Mann's dense, overgrown language feels lighter, more burnished with Venetian beauty, than ever before in English." Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com (read the entire Salon.com review)

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The world-famous masterpiece by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann — here in a new translation by Michael Henry Heim

Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom.

In the decaying city, besieged by an unnamed epidemic, he becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, Tadzio. "It is a story of the voluptuousness of doom," Mann wrote. "But the problem I had especially in mind was that of the artist's dignity."

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An excellent new translation and extensive commentary are provided in this edition of the celebrated novella of a middle-aged German writer's tormented passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice, and its tragic consequences.

About the Author

German essayist, cultural critic, and novelist, Thomas Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Among his most famous works are Buddenbrooks, published when he was just twenty-six, The Magic Mountain, and Doctor Faustus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060576059
Translator:
Heim, Michael Henry
Introduction:
Cunningham, Michael
Translator:
Heim, Michael Henry
Introduction:
Cunningham, Michael
Author:
Mann, Thomas
Publisher:
Ecco
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
2001:4
Publication Date:
20040601
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.48x5.48x.69 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060576059 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "If anything, the homoerotic component of the story — and Mann's tortured relationship to his besotted protagonist — become clearer than ever in Michael Henry Heim's new translation of Death in Venice. A UCLA linguist justly acclaimed for his Chekhov translations, Heim has thrown open the windows of Aschenbach's gloomy hotel and let the sea breezes in....Mann's dense, overgrown language feels lighter, more burnished with Venetian beauty, than ever before in English." (read the entire Salon.com review)
"Synopsis" by , An excellent new translation and extensive commentary are provided in this edition of the celebrated novella of a middle-aged German writer's tormented passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice, and its tragic consequences.
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