Death in Venice

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393960137
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Fiction

Clayton Koelb's masterful translation improves upon its predecessors intwo ways: it renders Mann into American (not British) English, and itremains true to Mann's original text without sacrificing fluency. ForAmerican readers, this is the translation of choice. "Backgrounds and Contexts" includes Mann's working notes, which allowstudents to observe the author's creative process. The notes areavailable here for the first time in English. Illuminating selections from Mann's essays and letters are alsoreprinted, as are period maps of Munich, Venice, and the Lido. "Criticism" includes six essays—by Andre von Gronicka, Manfred Dierks, T.J. Reed, Dorrit Cohn, David Luke, and Robert Tobin—sure to stimulateclassroom discussion. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Death in Venice

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486110646
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Fiction

Celebrated novella of a middle-aged German writer's tormented passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice, and its tragic consequences. New translation with extensive commentary.

Death in Venice

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307772926
Release Date: 2010-11-03
Genre: Fiction

Eight complex stories illustrative of the author's belief that "a story must tell itself," highlighted by the high art style of the famous title novella. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Thomas Mann

Author: Hermann Kurzke
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691070695
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Kurze's book provides fresh and sometimes startling insights into both famous and little-known episodes in Mann's life and into his writing--the only realm in which he ever felt free. It shows how love, death, religion, and politics were not merely themes in "Buddenbrooks, The Magic Mountain, " but were woven into the fabric of his existence. 40 photos.

Thomas Mann s Death in Venice

Author: Ellis Shookman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313311595
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Literary Criticism

"Death in Venice," by Nobel Prize-winning author Thomas Mann, is one of the most popular and widely taught works of German literature. It is also a complex work of art that challenges its readers. This reference is a convenient guide to the novella. In addition to providing a plot summary, the volume helps students and general readers discover the literary and intellectual qualities of Mann's famous story. The guide alsos surveys Mann's life and works, compares "Death in Venice" to Mann's other fiction, as well as to works by other writers, summarizes the events Mann relates, and discusses the genesis, editions, and English translations of his novella. Mann's literary and non-literary influences are considered, along with his narrative style, and the historical, cultural, and sociological factors surrounding "Death in Venice." The guide also explains how the issues Mann treated remain current today, and reviews the critical and scholarly reception of his text.

Death in Venice A Man and His Dog

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486143262
Release Date: 2012-09-20
Genre: Foreign Language Study

DIVAn author's infatuation with a handsome youth has fatal consequences in Death in Venice. A Man and His Dog is a charming essay about Mann's canine companion. Excellent English translations by Appelbaum. /div

Thomas Mann

Author: Anthony Heilbut
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520209117
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"An extraordinary way to look at the work of a writer who influenced so many of us. . . . The portrait of Mann after fifty is electric."--Harold Brodkey

The Book of the Courtier

Author: Baldassare Castiglione
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486122403
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Genre: History

An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.

Death in Venice and Other Tales

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670874248
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

Presents a new translation of the twentieth century's greatest novellas, the story of a German writer's affair with a Polish boy, along with eleven other stories.

Deaths in Venice

Author: Philip Kitcher
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231162647
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Philosophy

Published in 1913, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Lucchino Visconti turned it into a successful film. Reading these works from a philosophical perspective, Philip Kitcher connects the predicament of the novella’s central character to Western thought’s most compelling questions. In Mann’s story, the author Gustav von Aschenbach becomes captivated by an adolescent boy, first seen on the lido in Venice, the eventual site of Aschenbach’s own death. Mann works through central concerns about how to live, explored with equal intensity by his German predecessors, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Kitcher considers how Mann’s, Britten’s, and Visconti’s treatments illuminate the tension between social and ethical values and an artist’s sensitivity to beauty. Each work asks whether a life devoted to self-sacrifice in the pursuit of lasting achievements can be sustained, and whether the breakdown of discipline undercuts its worth. Haunted by the prospect of his death, Aschenbach also helps reflect on whether it is possible to achieve anything in full awareness of our finitude and in knowing our successes are always incomplete.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9781681495200
Release Date: 2009-11-20
Genre: Drama

The Merchant of Venice is probably the most controversial of all Shakespeare’s plays. It is also one of the least understood. Is it a comedy or a tragedy? What is the meaning behind the test of the caskets? Who is the real villain of the trial scene? Is Shylock simply vicious and venomous, or is he more sinned against than sinning? Can the play be described as anti-semitic? What exactly is the quality of mercy? Is Portia one of the great Christian heroines of western literature? And what of the comedy of the rings with which Shakespeare ends the play? These questions and many others are answered in this critical edition of one of the Bard’s liveliest plays.

Measure for Measure

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393931714
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Drama

This Norton Critical Edition looks at the full range of opinion and interpretation of this major play from its origins to the present day, from its "genius" (William Hazlitt) to its being a "hateful work, although Shakespearean throughout" (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), and beyond. The Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1623 First Folio text, the only authoritative edition of the play. The editor has modernized spelling but preserves, for the most part, the original lineation and characteristically heavy punctuation. The text of Measure for Measure is accompanied by a full introduction, a note on the text, textual variants, and related illustrations. "Sources" considers the probable, primary, and analogous sources Shakespeare drew upon while composing Measure for Measure, including excerpts from G. B. Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi and The Tragedy of Epitia, King James I's Basilikon Doron, and-most directly-George Whetstone's The History of Promos and Cassandra. "Criticism" collects seventeen important commentaries on Measure for Measure spanning four centuries, including, among others, those by Alexander Pope, Charlotte Lennox, Samuel Johnson, Elizabeth Inchbald, A. C. Bradley, G. Wilson Knight, Jonathan Dollimore, and Marliss C. Desens. "Adaptations and Responses" reprints alternative versions of the play: William D'avenant's The Law Against Lovers (1662), Charles Gildon's Measure of Measure, or, Beauty the Best Advocate (1700), and Charles Marowitz's postmodern version (1975). A Selected Bibliography is also included.

The Drama of the Assimilated Jew

Author: Lucienne Kroha
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442665064
Release Date: 2014-02-24
Genre: Social Science

Giorgio Bassani (1916–2000) was a Jewish Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and intellectual. A cosmopolitan writer concerned with the problems of Jewish identity and history, Bassani was deeply affected by the persecution and deportation of Italian Jews under Mussolini. His personal experience of this period and its aftermath was fundamental to the creation of his masterwork, the Romanzo di Ferrara (Romance of Ferrara). In The Drama of the Assimilated Jew, Lucienne Kroha makes Bassani’s personal and literary journey accessible to English-language readers. Kroha’s close, intertextual reading of Bassani’s novels and short stories reveals Bassani’s focus on the issue of Jewish masculinity and his profound engagement with the work of Freud, Nietzsche, and Thomas Mann, whose ideas he appropriated and re-cast to construct the fictional story of his own personal struggle.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Author: Susanna Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 160819535X
Release Date: 2010-06-05
Genre: Fiction

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England--until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician, the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome, and daring, Strange is the very opposite of Norrell. He becomes Norrell's student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell, and putting at risk everything else he holds dear. Time #1 Book of the Year Book Sense Book of the Year People Top Ten Books of the Year Winner of the Hugo Award New York Times Notable Book of the Year Salon.com Top Ten of 2004 Winner of the World Fantasy Award Nancy Pearl's Top 12 Books of 2004 Washington Post Book World's Best of 2004 Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction 2004 San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2004 Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel Chicago Tribune Best of 2004 Seattle Times 25 Best Books of 2004 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 12 Books of 2004 Village Voice "Top Shelf" Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2004 Rocky Mountain News critics' favorites of 2004