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[Thomas Mann] ↠´ Der Zauberberg [canada PDF] Ebook Epub Download ↠´ 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 someone picked it up, read its title, and asked me what it was about, providing me with a wonderful opportunity to roll my eyes dramatically another move with which I am somewhat familiar and ask, Do you realllllly want to know I explained that it was about this aimless young gentleman who decides to kill some time before starting a new job by visiting h Some novels are like low hills And some are like high mountains Love stands opposed to death it alone, and not reason, is stronger than death Only love, and not reason, yields kind thoughts.
The sanatorium is a powerful metaphor of civilisation there is everything love and hate, hope and despair, life and death, wisdom and stupidity, profanity and religion, science and ignorance, metaphysics and mysticism our interest in death and illness is nothing but a way of expressing an interest in life And this civilisation is sick it is consumptive And it is a cauldron of human drama.
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 the next moment that it registers that the arduous climb is over and you know it was a worthwhile endeavor The Magic Mountain is one such hike No other book has made such heavy demands on my patience not even Tommy Ruggles Gravity s Rainbow, I think The Magic Mountain is incredibly dense and often slow going But then there are places where the narrativ 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 Insular you might almost say, were the etymology not so inappropriate perhaps hermetically sealed is better and indeed that becomes an important phrase in the text The world of this novel is a closed one, or so at least it appears sealed off from reality, with its own rules, its own time, its own space The extent to which the characters here can interact w 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 someone picked it up, read its title, and asked me what it was about, providing me with a wonderful opportunity to roll my eyes dramatically another move with which I am somewhat familiar and ask, Do you realllllly want to know I explained that it was about this aimless young gentleman who decides to kill some time before starting a new job by visiting h Some novels are like low hills And some are like high mountains Love stands opposed to death it alone, and not reason, is stronger than death Only love, and not reason, yields kind thoughts.
The sanatorium is a powerful metaphor of civilisation there is everything love and hate, hope and despair, life and death, wisdom and stupidity, profanity and religion, science and ignorance, metaphysics and mysticism our interest in death and illness is nothing but a way of expressing an interest in life And this civilisation is sick it is consumptive And it is a cauldron of human drama.
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 the next moment that it registers that the arduous climb is over and you know it was a worthwhile endeavor The Magic Mountain is one such hike No other book has made such heavy demands on my patience not even Tommy Ruggles Gravity s Rainbow, I think The Magic Mountain is incredibly dense and often slow going But then there are places where the narrativ 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 Insular you might almost say, were the etymology not so inappropriate perhaps hermetically sealed is better and indeed that becomes an important phrase in the text The world of this novel is a closed one, or so at least it appears sealed off from reality, with its own rules, its own time, its own space The extent to which the characters here can interact w 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 normative structure of life during a sojourn in a special, secluded place Imagine a miniature diorama of a society thriving on its own, divorced from society at large If you haven t been successful in imagining a real life scenario fitting aforementioned description Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain An ordinary young man was on his way from his hometown Hamburg to Davos Platz in the canton of Graub nden It was the height of summer, and he planned to stay for three weeks Here we are introduced to Hans Castorp one of my all time favorite bumbling protagonists with a load of telling adjectives Mann insists that he is a young man although he will act like an old man in many ways and ordinary and we will see that this was probably a fatal flaw in being too ordinary I intentionally left the second phrase about the fact that it was summer time and yet he was heading to a place Davos that folks usually frequent in the wintertime This adds a bit of mystery which is cleared up in the following chapter The detail that Davoid was in a particular canton is typical of Mann s style of including sometimes useless details just to ensure that the photo he is paintin 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 Was Already Exhibiting The First Symptoms Of Its Own Terminal Irrationality The Magic Mountain Is A Monumental Work Of Erudition And Irony, Sexual Tension And Intellectual Ferment, A Book That Pulses With Life In The Midst Of Death 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 respiratory system when we breathe in and out In perhaps the most obvious parallel between the two books I ve been reading and my own life, the hero of The Magic Mountain and the Narrator of Proust s A la recherche du temps perdu, both suffer from respiration related diseases Proust s Narrator, an asthmatic like myse 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 minutes of my precious life wading through any 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 Mountain will just have to live in the pile of junk that I fail to understand.
I realise that I am in the minority, as most reviewers and professors of literature believe this to be a masterpiece, and probably the best book to come out of Germany in the twentieth century Then again, Hans Christian Anderson s boy who recognised the nakedness of 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 2010 1368 1016 1388 9789643514358 20 1929



Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain An ordinary young man was on his way from his hometown Hamburg to Davos Platz in the canton of Graub nden It was the height of summer, and he planned to stay for three weeks Here we are introduced to Hans Castorp one of my all time favorite bumbling protagonists with a load of telling adjectives Mann insists that he is a young man although he will act like an old man in many ways and ordinary and we will see that this was probably a fatal flaw in being too ordinary I intentionally left the second phrase about the fact that it was summer time and yet he was heading to a place Davos that folks usually frequent in the wintertime This adds a bit of mystery which is cleared up in the following chapter The detail that Davoid was in a particular canton is typical of Mann s style of including sometimes useless details just to ensure that the photo he is paintin 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 normative structure of life during a sojourn in a special, secluded place Imagine a miniature diorama of a society thriving on its own, divorced from society at large If you haven t been successful in imagining a real life scenario fitting aforementioned description 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 respiratory system when we breathe in and out In perhaps the most obvious parallel between the two books I ve been reading and my own life, the hero of The Magic Mountain and the Narrator of Proust s A la recherche du temps perdu, both suffer from respiration related diseases Proust s Narrator, an asthmatic like myse 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 minutes of my precious life wading through any 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 Mountain will just have to live in the pile of junk that I fail to understand.
I realise that I am in the minority, as most reviewers and professors of literature believe this to be a masterpiece, and probably the best book to come out of Germany in the twentieth century Then again, Hans Christian Anderson s boy who recognised the nakedness of 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 2010 1368 1016 1388 9789643514358 20 1929

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