Death in Venice by Thomas MannThe story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom. In the decaying city, besieged by an unnamed epidemic, he becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, Tadzio. "It is the story of the voluptuousness of doom," Mann wrote. "But the problem I had...
Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas MannMann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four parts - The Stories of Jacob, The Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt and Joseph the Provider - as a unified narrative, a 'mythological novel' of Joseph's fall into slavery and his rise to be lord over Egypt. The result, twelve years in the writing, is a brilliant...
The Black Swan by Thomas MannWritten from the point of view of a woman in what we might now call mid-life crisis, The Black Swan evinces Mann's mastery of psychological analysis and his compelling interest in the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in human behavior. It is startlingly relevant to current discussions of the politics of the body, male inscriptions of the feminine, and...
Arthur Ransome, Richard Bach, Rosemary Sutcliff, Andrey KurkovBook to Author, played 41 times.
Erich Maria Remarque, Hermann Hesse, Thomas Mann, Bertolt BrechtBook to Author, played 47 times.
Holidays in Turmoil
Find out whose holidays went up in smoke when you match these descriptions to the books.Multiple Choice, played 57 times.
"it's all relative"
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Meir Shalev, Anthony Trollope, Ivan TurgenevBook to Author, played 30 times.
Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel RichardsonBook to Author, played 58 times.
Truman Capote, Anthony Burgess, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas MannBook to Author, played 50 times.
Venice in Fiction
Michael Dibdin, Thomas Mann, Donna Leon, Donna Russo MorinBook to Author, played 23 times.