The Magic Mountain

(Modern Library)

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Mann began working on The Magic Mountain in 1912, following a few weeks' visit to a sanatorium in Switzerland.  Twelve years later the novel that had begun as a short story appeared in two long volumes.  The war that had postponed ...Continua
Wrote 2/3/14
Con Melville, Cervantes, Proust, London è un caposaldo della mia biblioteca. Procedendo con salti temporali, mai inutili o superficiali, riesce a dare tutto il senso di apatia e di autoesclusione di una classe sociale agli albori della guerra mondial...Continua
Wrote 8/3/13
Romanzo capolavoro, edizione non all'altezza
Il romanzo mi ha appassionato nonostante (spoiler) sia interamente ambientato in un sanatorio dove il tempo sembra sospeso come in una bolla di sapone. Lento e riflessivo. Il giovane protagonista ingenuo e immaturo, ma curioso, si confronta con le fi...Continua
Wrote 4/24/11
At magic mountain nobody sings today, nobody speaks today. Close my eyes and hope to see weeks go by like a day In a lowland... I live here on magic mountain (No one leaves magic mountain). At magic mountain nothing changes, everything stays the same...Continua
i don't know how could be possible that i forgot to add this beautiful book to my shelf. I read it almost one year ago, but I do remember the impression it had on me which has yet to fade. I loved how Mann, simply but clearly, decribes the flow of ti...Continua
Wrote 4/18/10

before starting reading this book, be sure you have a lot of patience.....the project of this book is absolutely coherent....time stops. be ready to enter another dimension, out of time....and when you exit it....the book is finished!

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