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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: The Franklin Library
Publisher Place: Usa
Description: 724 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Set In The Swiss Alps In A Sanatorium.
Publishers Description: A new translation of Manns great 1924 novel, long acclaimed as a masterly synthesis of the intellectual history of early 20th-century Europe and for its prescient scrutiny of elements in the German national character that had, and would again, find expression in the calamitous form of the world war. Helen T. Lowe-Porters original (1927) English version rendered with exemplary elegance the sonorous gravity of Manns prose. This new one from Woods, twice the winner of PENs Translation Prize, brilliantly showcases the tartness of his sophisticated characters argumentative exchanges, but so emphasizes the amused judgmental irony of the novels ever-present omniscient narrator that excessive attention is inadvertently focused on Manns least attractive quality as a writer: his jocose, avuncular condescension. For all that, its important to have a contemporary updating of a classic novel, and for its clarity and syntactical vigor alone, Woodss new translation may be considered an impressive success. (Kirkus Reviews)