Thomas Manns The Magic Mountain: A Casebook

Paperback | May 16, 2008

byHans Rudolph Vaget

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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 familiarand 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 ofthe cultural code of anti-Semitism, and to its precarious relationship to the rival media of photography, cinema, and recorded sound.

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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 familiarand inescapable topics of Magic Mountain schol...

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 Wag...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 16, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Hans Rudolf Vaget: IntroductionHans Rudolf Vaget: The Magic MountainMartin Travers: Death, Knowledge and the Formation of Self: The Magic MountainEric Downing: Photography and Bildung in The Magic MountainNancy P. Nenno: Projections on Blank Space: Landscape, Nationality, and Identity in Der ZauberbergHans Rudolf Vaget: "Politically Suspect:" Music on the Magic MountainFranka Marquardt and Yahya Elsaghe: Naphta and His Ilk: Jewish Characters in Mann's Magic MountainAnthony Grenville: "Linke Leute von rechts:" Thomas Mann's Naphta and the Ideological Confluence of Radical Right and Radical Left in the Early Years of the Weimar RepublicTodd Kontje: Modern Masculinities on the Magic MountainMalte Herwig: The "Magic Mountain Malady": Der Zauberberg and the Medical Community 1924-2006Dorrit Cohn: Telling Timelessness in Der ZauberbergEllis Shookman: The Magic Mountain: A "Humoristic Counterpart" to Death in VeniceFurther Readings