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This collection seeks to illustrate the ways in which Thomas Mann's 1924 novel, The Magic Mountain, has been newly construed by some of today's most astute readers in the field of Mann studies. The essays, many of which were written expressly for this volume, comment on some of the familiar and inescapable topics of Magic Mountain scholarship, including the questions of genre and ideology, the philosophy of time, and the ominous subjects of disease and medical practice. Moreover, this volume offers fresh approaches to the novels underlying notions of masculinity, to its embodiment of the cultural code of anti-Semitism, and to its precarious relationship to the rival media of photography, cinema, and recorded sound.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195304749
ISBN-10: 0195304748
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Hans Rudolph Vaget

Hans Rudolf Vaget is Helen and Laura Shedd Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature Emeritus at Smith College. Born in Czechoslovakia, educated in Germany, Great Britain, and the USA, H. R. Vaget has been teaching German Studies at Smith College since 1967. He has published widely on Goethe and his age; Wagner and Wagnerism; Thomas Mann and modernism.

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