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Death in Venice and Other Tales by Thomas Mann

By Thomas Mann

In dying IN VENICE, an aged, well-known, and prosperous author named Aschenbach is going on holiday. He turns into thinking about Tadzio, a tender youngster who's staying along with his kin at Aschenbach's resort. As his obsession grows, and regardless of warnings plague is threatening Venice, Aschenbach continues to be on the inn hoping to make a reference to the elusive Tadzio. Mann's novel is well known for its sophisticated characterization, and its exploration of the struggles of the artist—the eager for transcendence and excellent attractiveness vs. the necessity to sacrifice for one's paintings.

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This model isn't like one I published earlier.

(1) The translator is Joachim Neugroschel.
(2) writer is Penguin Books

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For mortal women.  .  .  . to celebrate all night long.  .  . because we, too, did these in our youth.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . pretty.  .  .  . [26] Kypris Song How can someone not be hurt and hurt again, Queen Aphrodite, by the person one loves – and wishes above all to ask back? [What] do you have [in mind], to idly rend me [shaking from desire] loosening [my knees]?  .  .  .  .  .  . I know this for myself.  . because you, too, [were] once a child [who loved] to dance and sing.

I urge you [to sing] of Gongyla, [Abanthis], and play the lyre, while desire for her once again flutters about you, who are beautiful.  .  .  .  .  .  .  . for mortal women.  .  .  . to celebrate all night long.  .  . because we, too, did these in our youth.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . pretty.  .  .  . [26] Kypris Song How can someone not be hurt and hurt again, Queen Aphrodite, by the person one loves – and wishes above all to ask back?

Pretty.  .  .  . [26] Kypris Song How can someone not be hurt and hurt again, Queen Aphrodite, by the person one loves – and wishes above all to ask back? [What] do you have [in mind], to idly rend me [shaking from desire] loosening [my knees]?  .  .  .  .  .  . I know this for myself.  . because you, too, [were] once a child [who loved] to dance and sing.  .  .  . abundantly, since we’re off to a wedding.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May they sing of your love and the bride robed in violet.

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