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Death in Venice : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives

Author: Thomas Mann; Naomi Ritter
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books, ©1998.
Series: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
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"This critical edition of Thomas Mann's 1912 German modernist novella reprints the widely praised translation by David Luke together with five critical essays - newly commissioned or revised for a general audience - that read Death in Venice from five contemporary critical perspectives." "Each critical essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Mann; Naomi Ritter
ISBN: 0312210647 9780312210649 0312120028 9780312120023
OCLC Number: 39028075
Description: 295 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Death in Venice : the complete text. --
pt. 2. Death in Venice : a case study in contemporary criticism. A critical history of Death in Venice. Psychoanalytic criticism and Death in Venice. The eruption of the other : psychoanalytic approaches to Death in Venice / Rodney Symington. Reader-response criticism and Death in Venice. The potential deceptiveness of reading in Death in Venice / Lilian R. Furst. Cultural criticism and Death in Venice. Why Is Tadzio Polish? Kultur and cultural multiplicity in Death in Venice / John Burt Foster, Jr. Gender criticism and Death in Venice. The life and work of Thomas Mann : a gay perspective / Robert Tobin. The new historicism and Death in Venice. History and community in Death in Venice / Russell A. Berman.
Series Title: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Other Titles: Tod in Venedig.
Responsibility: edited by Naomi Ritter.

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"This critical edition of Thomas Mann's 1912 German modernist novella reprints the widely praised translation by David Luke together with five critical essays - newly commissioned or revised for a general audience - that read Death in Venice from five contemporary critical perspectives." "Each critical essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the critical perspective and by a bibliography that promotes further exploration of that approach." "In addition, the text and essays are complemented by an introduction providing biographical and historical contexts for Mann and Death in Venice, a survey of critical responses to the work since its initial publication, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms."--Jacket.

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