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"John E. Woods is revising our impression of Thomas Mann, masterpiece by masterpiece." (The New Yorker)
"Doctor Faustus is Mann's deepest artistic gesture. . . . Finely translated by John E. Woods." (The New Republic)
"Arguably the great German novel" (New York Times)
"Perhaps not since Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus has a novelist conveyed so tangibly and exaltedly the mechanism and the aesthetic effect in musical performance" (New York Times)
"The real masterpiece" (New York Times) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
A masterpiece of German modernism and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Deep as an ocean, inscrutable, regretful, cold. Emotional sterility compelling Time's Flower to doomed devotion. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Objective, unbiased
Musical genius and cultural construction and identity, this is a superbly crafted book that opens thinking and makes one feel one has just been in interesting companyPublished 24 months ago by L. Andre
I have to give this five stars because its neutronium solid literary credentials are so space-warpingly gravid as to make what I actually think of it hardly relevant, seeing as it... Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2010 by John Ferngrove
I came to this book after reading the fascinating The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, which describes the intellectual trajectory of music from... Read morePublished on 27 Jun. 2009 by J O