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The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann Summary

A sanitorium in the Swiss Alps reflects the societal ills of pre-twentieth-century Europe, and a young marine engineer rises from his life of anonymity to become a pivotal character in a story about how a human's environment affects self-identity. 10,000 first printing.

Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain

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Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain - Hans Rudolf Vaget Summary

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 novel's 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.

The Witch and the Magic Mountain

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The Witch and the Magic Mountain - Howard Goodall,Renata Allen Summary

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Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain

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Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain - Rodney Symington Summary

Thomas Mann’s novel The Magic Mountain presents a panorama of European society in the first two decades of the 20th century and depicts the philosophical and metaphysical dilemmas facing people in the modern age. In the years leading up to the First World War, the fundamental elements of human nature were thrown into sharp relief by the political tensions that resulted in the ultimate metaphor for the innate destructiveness of humankind: the War itself. If such a war is the true expression of human tendencies, what hope is there for the future? Through the figure of the main character of the novel, Thomas Mann explores the alternative philosophies of life available to human beings in the modern age, and invites the reader to undertake a personal odyssey of discovery, with a view to adopting a positive approach in an era that seems to offer no clear-cut answers. This book is a comprehensive commentary on Thomas Mann’s seminal novel, one of the key literary artefacts of the 20th century. The author has taken upon himself the task of explaining all the references and allusions contained in the novel, and of providing readers who know little or no German with enough explanatory comment to enable them to understand the novel and extract the maximum reading pleasure from it.

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The Magic Mountain - Hermann John Weigand Summary

Praised highly by Mann himself, Weigand's book (originally published in 1933) is an essential piece of criticism on Mann's monumental novel. In his study of The Magic Mountain Weigand comments on the novel's genre and organization before dissecting the themes of disease and mysticism, Mann's use of irony, and other aspects of this masterpiece of German literature.

From The Magic Mountain

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From The Magic Mountain - Henry Caraway Hatfield Summary

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Animal Jack - Volume 2 - The Magic Mountain

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Animal Jack - Volume 2 - The Magic Mountain - Kid Toussaint Summary

Jack, a little boy with the uncanny ability to turn into any animal he wants, isn't doing so well these days. He's worried about his parents and their money problems, and he's been feeling sick. Then he remembers hearing about a big treasure hidden deep inside the mountain, and he and his friend Gladys embark on an adventure to find the treasure and come to his parents' rescue. But between dragons, nasty little creatures and hunters with evil intentions, that's not going to be easy. To top it all off, Jack has been keeping some secrets that he's going to have to reveal sooner or later, if he doesn't want things to keep getting worse...

Le Mirage

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Le Mirage - Thomas Mann Summary

Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Thomas Mann. L'auteur de "La Mort à Venise" reprend ici un de ses thèmes favoris: les rapports de l'amour et de la maladie. Rosalie von Tümmler est une veuve de cinquante ans que la sexualité n'a jamais tourmentée. Elle a une fille et un fils et vit paisiblement à Düsseldorf en accord avec la nature. Satisfaite du monde comme il est, elle se trouve cependant gênée de se sentir vieillir. Elle craint de devenir bientôt "une enveloppe desséchée". Elle s'éprend de Ken, un jeune américain de 24 ans qui donne des leçons à son fils. Après avoir tenté d'imposer silence à sa passion, elle s'abandonne et connaît "les Pâques de sa féminité". Elle meurt quelques jours plus tard d'un cancer de l'utérus. "Le Mirage" est une étude psychologique dans un cadre moderne et le symbolique s'y superpose au pathologique. Dans cet amour qu'éprouve une femme entre deux âges pour un jeune homme, de même que dans son rajeunissement affectif et même physique, il faut sans aucun doute voir une allégorie d'une très grande force sur la nature et la grinçante ironie de Thomas Mann sur le miracle de l'innocence retrouvée.

In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain

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In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain - Andrea Weiss Summary

Thomas Mann’s two eldest children, Erika and Klaus, were unconventional, rebellious, and fiercely devoted to each other. Empowered by their close bond, they espoused vehemently anti-Nazi views in a Europe swept up in fascism and were openly, even defiantly, gay in an age of secrecy and repression. Although their father’s fame has unfairly overshadowed their legacy, Erika and Klaus were serious authors, performance artists before the medium existed, and political visionaries whose searing essays and lectures are still relevant today. And, as Andrea Weiss reveals in this dual biography, their story offers a fascinating view of the literary and intellectual life, political turmoil, and shifting sexual mores of their times. In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain begins with an account of the make-believe world the Manns created together as children—an early sign of their talents as well as the intensity of their relationship. Weiss documents the lifelong artistic collaboration that followed, showing how, as the Nazis took power, Erika and Klaus infused their work with a shared sense of political commitment. Their views earned them exile, and after escaping Germany they eventually moved to the United States, where both served as members of the U.S. armed forces. Abroad, they enjoyed a wide circle of famous friends, including Andre Gide, Christopher Isherwood, Jean Cocteau, and W. H. Auden, whom Erika married in 1935. But the demands of life in exile, Klaus’s heroin addiction, and Erika’s new allegiance to their father strained their mutual devotion, and in 1949 Klaus committed suicide. Beautiful never-before-seen photographs illustrate Weiss’s riveting tale of two brave nonconformists whose dramatic lives open up new perspectives on the history of the twentieth century.

The Magic Mountains

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The Magic Mountains - Dane Keith Kennedy Summary

Perched among peaks that loom over heat-shimmering plains, hill stations remain among the most curious monuments to the British colonial presence in India. In this engaging and meticulously researched study, Dane Kennedy explores the development and history of the hill stations of the raj. He shows that these cloud-enshrouded havens were sites of both refuge and surveillance for British expatriates: sanctuaries from the harsh climate as well as an alien culture; artificial environments where colonial rulers could nurture, educate, and reproduce themselves; commanding heights from which orders could be issued with an Olympian authority. Kennedy charts the symbolic and sociopolitical functions of the hill stations over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, arguing that these highland communities became much more significant to the British colonial government than mere places for rest and play. Particularly after the revolt of 1857, they became headquarters for colonial political and military authorities. In addition, the hill stations provided employment to countless Indians who worked as porters, merchants, government clerks, domestics, and carpenters. The isolation of British authorities at the hill stations reflected the paradoxical character of the British raj itself, Kennedy argues. While attempting to control its subjects, it remained aloof from Indian society. Ironically, as more Indians were drawn to these mountain areas for work, and later for vacation, the carefully guarded boundaries between the British and their subjects eroded. Kennedy argues that after the turn of the century, the hill stations were increasingly incorporated into the landscape of Indian social and cultural life. Perched among peaks that loom over heat-shimmering plains, hill stations remain among the most curious monuments to the British colonial presence in India. In this engaging and meticulously researched study, Dane Kennedy explores the development and history of the hill stations of the raj. He shows that these cloud-enshrouded havens were sites of both refuge and surveillance for British expatriates: sanctuaries from the harsh climate as well as an alien culture; artificial environments where colonial rulers could nurture, educate, and reproduce themselves; commanding heights from which orders could be issued with an Olympian authority. Kennedy charts the symbolic and sociopolitical functions of the hill stations over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, arguing that these highland communities became much more significant to the British colonial government than mere places for rest and play. Particularly after the revolt of 1857, they became headquarters for colonial political and military authorities. In addition, the hill stations provided employment to countless Indians who worked as porters, merchants, government clerks, domestics, and carpenters. The isolation of British authorities at the hill stations reflected the paradoxical character of the British raj itself, Kennedy argues. While attempting to control its subjects, it remained aloof from Indian society. Ironically, as more Indians were drawn to these mountain areas for work, and later for vacation, the carefully guarded boundaries between the British and their subjects eroded. Kennedy argues that after the turn of the century, the hill stations were increasingly incorporated into the landscape of Indian social and cultural life.

Rusty and the Magic Mountain

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Rusty and the Magic Mountain - Ruskin Bond Summary

The squirrel family must move to a new house, but Nonu's not happy Little Nonu Squirrel, playful and daring, has just moved into his new house with Papa Squirrel and Mummy Squirrel. As he starts exploring his new neighbourhood, he realizes there are many exciting adventures in store. He learns to skate with his newly-found friend Nicole, enjoys being fed tasty nut cakes by her Grandma, eats juicy mangoes with the Mango Gang and indulges in some crazy shenanigans with Cousin Danny. But life’s not all mangoes and skateboards. Voracious Goonda cat is on the hunt—will Nonu become his next meal?

Below the Magic Mountain

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Below the Magic Mountain - Linda Bryder Summary

Tuberculosis was perceived for the first time in the early twentieth century as a major problem warranting state involvement in a national campaign for its eradication. This book examines the rise of the anti-tuberculosis movement in Britain, and the development of a new public health serviceand medical specialism, discussing why the campaign took the particular form it did. The importance of the study lies in its conception of medical history not as a series of scientific discoveries and technological developments, but as an integral part of a broader social and political scene. The patient, often neglected in medical history, is given close attention in an attempt tounderstand how the disease has been viewed during this century, and the impact it has had on society. Below the Magic Mountain shows that medicine cannot be understood in isolation from the society of which it is a part.

Kiss the Magic Mountain

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Kiss the Magic Mountain - Eric Ellert Summary

Kiss the Magic Mountain by Eric Ellert -- Washed up pilot, Riv St-Vith comes to Manila on a two week business trip. Jenna Rowan comes to bring her Father home. War is coming, time is short. They fall in love. It's two weeks in paradise, then the Japanese Army lands. Civilians will not be evacuated. Riv and Jenna are desperate and hunted in a mad and personal war, where men eat men and friends are betrayed for a bottle of quinine. Lucky and brave as they are, they survive until the liberation. However, they know where Macarthur's missing gold is hidden and for that Colonel Ferris will kill them.

Magic Mountain

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Magic Mountain - Rosie Banks Summary

It's time for best friends Ellie, Summer and Jasmine to head to the frosty slopes of Magic Mountain. Can they find Queen Malice's fifth enchanted thunderbolt and stop the pixies from turning into icicles?

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 47-page guide for "The Magic Mountain" by Thomas Mann includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 7 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Malleability of Time and The Fetishization of Illness.

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The Magic Mountain - Edwina Reizer,Rosemarie Licata Summary

The Magic Mountain is a special story written for all children that are still able to access their imagination.As former teachers, we have had an opportunity to see the magic in the eyes of children that escape the eyes of adults. To these childrenwe say thank you!

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