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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,543 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Mann Narrator: Simon Callow Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom.

In the decaying city, besieged by an unnamed epidemic, he becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, Tadzio. It is a story of the voluptuousness of doom, Mann wrote. But the problem I had especially in mind was that of the artist's dignity.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deodand | 2/11/2014

    " I really wanted Mann to just get on with it. I guess he had to circle his themes fairly widely, considering the times, but I can usually read a book with it's context in mind. This one gave me trouble and, though I finished it, by the end I didn't really care what happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Clivemichael Justice | 2/6/2014

    " Coming late to Thomas Mann, I'm struck by the assembly of words, the descriptive excess in the best sense of the word, a feast as it were of images and understanding. I struggled with the self analysis yet was drawn into his sense of being. A certain discomfort with his fascination and the inevitable conclusion pulled me relentlessly. I'll be reading more of his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ivonne Sanchez segura | 1/7/2014

    " It is one of my favorite books. I really like the story but I love that is a book about beauty. I think that is a book who talks about the love for someone (could have been something) who represents beauty and the narration and all the mental discussion the protagonist has trough the story it's sublime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stien | 1/5/2014

    " Moving tale, no sentimental storytelling. "

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