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I think this novel is best enjoyed as a reading experience in itself, just as …more I was asking myself this same question the entire time I was reading it.

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

Readers today may be better-placed than they wish to supply the answers. Comic opera and costumes, Masquerades and bedlam. They carried everything to extremes, these two The plot can be montaanha of in a single statement: First leaning from above, She inclined unto him, Then bent down overhead, While he became conscious Of organic fragrance And the mild pulsation Of the heart in her blouse.

Mann reveals to us that both sides are pedagogues, and the quarrels are nothing but a battle of noise. Imagine being stuck in a place where all sense of time is lost in the web of inactivity, a place which enables people to lead a life devoid of any greater purpose and only focused on recuperation from a queer illness, a place almost hermetically sealed and self-controlled, successfully keeping the repercussions of wars and diplomatic feuds between nations at bay.

There we have it. It is a highly erudite read all the way through mlntanha of many a intellectual discussions and debates.

The patients claim they want to get out, but their attitude, in reality, is much more ambiguous. No, ladies and gentlemen, not that I, how very mistaken it would be to think that I — but that settle it ladies and gentlemen. One can even go further and say that the experience of reading the novel—to a degree that is almost eerie—mirrors the experience of Castorp as he stays in the Berghof.

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The rooms are filling up nicely, but there is still an important room that remains unfilled. Ideas, simply because they were rigorous, led inexorably to bestial deeds, to a settlement by physical struggle? I think this novel is best enjoyed as a reading experience in itself, just as a piece of music is enjoyed in itself. That Hans would join the war, whatever his montanhaa and feelings on it which we never knowwas inevitable, too.

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Nevertheless, you know, this Netherlander from abroad Is somewhat lean and tall, His chest robust and broad. Will Hans stay long? This is a stylistic device – in the 19th century, French was the language of the educated classes, and it was entirely normal for other European nationals to converse in that language compare, for example, the opening scenes in Tolstoi’s War and Peace, or certain – shorter – passages in Buddenbrooks. The question of homosexuality or even bisexuality is most evident in the way Hans links these two characters as well as in the silent and hostile rivalry between Settembrini and Mme.

Uncle James Tienappel, Dr. I am worried about whether I can maintain my health mental and physical for the full four years I have been booked in by the Director.

A Montanha Mágica

Castorp was seven when thimas parents died; he stays seven years at the Berghof ;, the central Walpurgis Night scene happens after seven months, both cousins have seven letters in their last name, the dining hall has seven tables, the digits of Castorp’s room number 34 add up to seven, Settembrini’s name includes seven in Italian, Joachim keeps a thermometer in his mouth for seven minutes, and Mynheer Peeperkorn announces his suicide in a group of seven.

Because so much of this novel has to do with getting used to things, it almost demands to be read slowly—a little bit at a time, over many weeks.

Friedrich Jessen’s Waldsanatorium in DavosSwitzerland for several months. According to Mann, in the afterword that was later included in the English translation of his novel, this stay inspired his opening chapter “Arrival”. Danse Macabreliterally meaning Dance of Deathlooks into that very abyss. Clawdia Manh leaves the Berghof for some time, but she returns with an impressive companion, Mynheer Peeperkorn, who suffers from a tropical disease.


Many formal elements of this type of fiction are present: The only person to suspect this is his neighbour Kachoudas, an Naphta’s Catholic Communism [After and in the Words of Thomas Mann] I believe not in original sin, But in an ideal state Of man as the child of God, A paradise without government And without force, In which there is neither Lordship nor service, Neither law nor penalty, Nor sin nor relation After the flesh.

There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. In honour of the “cure”and to get a feel for Hans’s setting, I often spent this time on our front balcony overlooking our garden and the gentle hills that make up our town. The other is bad, leading through death, and that is the genius way. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we readers are also denied. We sometimes get doses of Faust or even Don Quixoteas Hans, our would-be scholar, our wandering knight-errant, trundles about with Joachim in tow, often getting himself into farcical situations.

View all 60 comments. Perhaps young European men were typically much cleverer and more personally restrained during that era, than our average young man today? Numerous minor roles are filled with fine detail by superb performers. This trend is prurient, but in an age of media voyeurism seems to be inevitable. If you give this book a chance, and some long quiet hours with your full attention, you will be in the midst of incredible richness.

The Magic Mountain

Mann also meditates upon the interrelationship between the experience of time and space; of time seeming to pass more slowly when one doesn’t move in space. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, a book that pulses with life in the midst of death.

Settembrini versus Naphta The principal dialogues are between Settembrini an heroic individualist and Naphta a divine collectivist.

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