Thomas Mann's Death in Venice: A Reference Guide

Thomas Mann's Death in Venice: A Reference Guide

by Ellis Shookman
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313311598
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Series:
Greenwood Guides to Literature
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.66(d)

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