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    Description"Death in Venice, " tells about a ruinous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor. Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but lonely author, travels to the Queen of the Adriatic in search of an elusive spiritual fulfillment that turns into his erotic doom. Spellbound by a beautiful Polish boy, he finds himself fettered to this hypnotic city of sun-drenched sensuality and eerie physical decay as it gradually succumbs to a secret epidemic. In his novella "Tonio Kroger, " Mann poetically traces a young writer's struggle between bourgeois strictures and artistic genius. Skillful dialogue and language reflect the title character's emotional conflicts, especially in his wistful visit to his home town and his sentimental journey to the Baltic. "Gladius Dei, " in contrast, is a sardonic depiction of a self-styled warrior of God, who battles against the sexual openness and profanity of Munich, the art center of northern Europe. In "The Blood of the Walsungs, " set in turn-of-the-century Berlin, a wealthy Jewish family, modeled after the family of Thomas Mann's wife, is excoriated in a Wagnerian evening that ends in self-loathing and self-loving incest.


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    Title
    Death in Venice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Mann
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 79
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780899664552
    ISBN 10: 0899664555
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 833.912
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 833/.912
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC029000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PT2625.A44 T62 1986
    Publisher
    BUCCANEER BOOKS INC
    Imprint name
    BUCCANEER BOOKS INC
    Publication date
    31 December 1983
    Publication City/Country
    New York