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The Resource Doctor Faustus : the life of the German composer Adrian Leverkühn as told by a friend, Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by John E. Woods

Doctor Faustus : the life of the German composer Adrian Leverkühn as told by a friend, Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by John E. Woods

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Doctor Faustus : the life of the German composer Adrian Leverkühn as told by a friend
Title
Doctor Faustus
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the life of the German composer Adrian Leverkühn as told by a friend
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Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by John E. Woods
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Thomas Mann's last great novel, first published in 1947 and now newly rendered into English by acclaimed translator John E. Woods, is a modern reworking of the Faust legend, in which Germany sells its soul to the Devil. Mann's protagonist, the composer Adrian Leverkühn, is the flower of German culture, a brilliant, isolated, overreaching figure, his radical new music a breakneck game played by art at the very edge of impossibility. In return for twenty-four years of unparalleled musical accomplishment, he bargains away his soul--and the ability to love his fellow man. Leverkühn's life story is a brilliant allegory of the rise of the Third Reich, of Germany's renunciation of its own humanity and its embrace of ambition and nihilism. It is also Mann's most profound meditation on the German genius--both national and individual--and the terrible responsibilities of the truly great artist. -- Publisher's description
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fiction
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Doctor Faustus : the life of the German composer Adrian Leverkühn as told by a friend, Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by John E. Woods
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"This translation originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997."--t.p. verso
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage international ed.
Extent
534 p.
Isbn
9780375701160
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(pbk.)
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ocm42416737
Label
Doctor Faustus : the life of the German composer Adrian Leverkühn as told by a friend, Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by John E. Woods
Publication
Note
"This translation originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997."--t.p. verso
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage international ed.
Extent
534 p.
Isbn
9780375701160
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
ocm42416737

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