“Death in Venice”

… and there goes Gustav von Aschenbach:

Death in Venice (“Der Tod in Venedig”) is not my favourite book by Thomas Mann, but he is one of my most favourite authors.

I have met a few people who have dismissed Thomas Mann as a writer after reading “Death in Venice”. In doing so, they commit the literary mistake of their lifetime. Try “Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man” (“Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull”) for a light, entertaining read or “Buddenbrooks” for a family saga. If you are up for more of a challenge – and a treat – , read “The Magic Mountain” (“Der Zauberberg”) or “Doctor Faustus” if you are interested in music.

(C) for the photo: Andreas Moser, in Venice in January 2012

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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