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


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    Title
    Buddenbrooks: the Decline of a Family
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Mann, Translated by John E. Woods
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 731
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679752608
    ISBN 10: 0679752609
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    B&T General Subject: 360
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    DC21: 833.912
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    LC classification: PT2625.A44
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PT2625.A44 B82 1994
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 July 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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 Suskind's Perfume, for which he again won the PEN Translation Prize in 1987; Mr. Suskind's The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's Story; Doris Dorrie's Love, Pain, and the Whole Damn Thing and What Do You Want from Me?; and Libuse Monikova's The Facade. Mr. Woods lives in San Diego and is currently at work on a translation of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "A remarkable achievement . . . In Woods's sparkling translation, the reader encounters a work that is closer in style, vocabulary, idiom, and tone to the original."--NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"Wonderfully fresh and elegant . . . Essential reading for anyone who wishes to enter Mann's fictional universe."--LOS ANGELES TIMES "From the Hardcover edition."
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    A Major Literary Event: a brilliant new translation of Thomas Mann's first great novel, one of the two for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1929. Buddenbrooks, first published in Germany in 1900, when Mann was only twenty-five, has become a classic of modem literature -- the story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany. With consummate skill, Mann draws a rounded picture of middle-class life: births and christenings; marriages, divorces, and deaths; successes and failures. These commonplace occurrences, intrinsically the same, vary slightly as they recur in each succeeding generation. Yet as the Buddenbrooks family eventually succumbs to the seductions of modernity -- seductions that are at variance with its own traditions -- its downfall becomes certain. In immensity of scope, richness of detail, and fullness of humanity, Buddenbrooks surpasses all other modem family chronicles; it has, indeed, proved a model for most of them. Judged as the greatest of Mann's novels by some critics, it is ranked as among the greatest by all. Thomas Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1929. "From the Hardcover edition.