Forces of Ambiguity

Forces of Ambiguity

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Thomas Mann’s novel Der Zauberberg (1913–1924) illustrates a change in the author’s conceptions of life, death, disease and Eros following World War I. Set in a Swiss tuberculosis sanatorium, the novel’s main protagonist, Hans Castorp, comes into contact with three pedagogic figures who each represent a different attitude towards these themes. The humanist Settembrini, for example, affirms life but is repulsed by Eros, disease and death; the Jesuit ascetic… (more)


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Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (May 29, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 308 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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