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Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family (Everyman's Library)

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Buddenbrooks, first published in Germany in 1901, when Mann was only twenty-six, has become a classic of modern literature.

 

It is the story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany facing the advent of modernity; in an uncertain new world, the family’s bonds and traditions begin to disintegrate. As Mann charts the Buddenbrooks’ decline from prosperity to bankruptcy, from moral and psychic soundness to sickly piety, artistic decadence, and madness, he ushers the reader into a world of stunning vitality, pieced together from births and funerals, weddings and divorces, recipes, gossip, and earthy humor.

 

In its immensity of scope, richness of detail, and fullness of humanity, buddenbrooks surpasses all other modern family chronicles. With remarkable fidelity to the original German text, this superb translation emphasizes the magnificent scale of Mann’s achievement in this riveting, tragic novel.  With an introduction by T. J. Reed, and translated  by John E. Woods.

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Synopsis:

Introduction by T. J. Reed; Translation by John E. Woods

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiv-xxv).

About the Author

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

John E. Woods is the distinguished translator of many books — most notably Arno Schmidt's Evening Edged in Gold, for which he won both the American Book Award for translation and the PEN Translation Prize; Patrick Süskind's Perfume, for which he again won the PEN Translation Prize in 1987; Mr. Suskind's The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's Story; Doris Dörrie's Love, Pain, and the Whole Damn Thing and What Do You Want from Me?; and Libuse Monikova's The Façade. Mr. Woods lives in San Diego and is currently at work on a translation of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain.

ABOUT THE INTRODUCER

T.J. Reed is Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. Previous publications include Thomas Mann: The Uses of Tradition and The Classical Centre: Goethe and Weimar 1775-1832.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679417378
Translator:
Woods, John E.
Introduction:
Reed, J. T.
Translator:
Woods, John E.
Introduction by:
Reed, J. T.
Introduction:
Reed, J. T.
Author:
Mann, Thomas
Author:
Reed, J. T.
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Germany Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
107
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
776
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.3 x 1.59 in 1.75 lb

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