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Author Kitcher, Philip.

Title Deaths in Venice : the Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach / Philip Kitcher.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (281 pages).
Series Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures
Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes Published in 1913, Thomas Mann's Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Lucchino Visconti turned it into a successful film. Reading these works from a philosophical perspective, Philip Kitcher connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. In Mann's story, the author Gustav von Aschenbach becomes captivated by an adolescent boy, first seen on the lido in Venice, the eventual site of Aschenbach's own death. Mann works through central concer.
Contents Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; List of Abbreviations; A Note on Translations; 1. Discipline; 2. Beauty; 3. Shadows; Notes; Index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. Tod in Venedig.
Philosophy in literature.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780231536035 (electronic bk.)
0231536038 (electronic bk.)