The 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 especially in mind was that of the artist's dignity."
Erich Maria Remarque, Hermann Hesse, Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht
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Holidays in Turmoil
Find out whose holidays went up in smoke when you match these descriptions to the books.
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Truman Capote, Anthony Burgess, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Mann
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Venice in Fiction
Michael Dibdin, Thomas Mann, Donna Leon, Donna Russo Morin
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