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#DailyBookQuote 20Sep13 : Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain

#DailyBookQuote : 20th September 2013

 Thomas Mann

–          Thomas Mann (June 06, 1875 – August 12, 1955)

–          Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain

In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, 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. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, tension and intellectual ferment, a book that pulses with life in the midst of death.

 

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One thought on “#DailyBookQuote 20Sep13 : Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain

  1. Reblogged this on hülya and commented:
    My heartfelt thanks are with you, dear bhuwanchand, for your post. Long ago, I had a post including words by Morrie Schwartz as writtten by Mitch Album: “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” I am, of course, aware that the Thomas Mann quote originates from a different context but, to me, “love” is the key term here. So, I hope you will not hold it against me that I am reblogging your work here with a modified “agenda”.

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