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When such an artist takes such pains with his work, it is certainly worthy of careful
study. We will attempt here a brief analysis of the "Novelle" with the hope of
gaining a clearer insight not only into this little masterpiece but into the author's
The question Tonio is here discussing — the necessity of paying witb one's life
for the privilege of being an artist — recurs frequently in Mann's earlier works. Of
German Dichter he doubtless had upper- most in mind E. T. A. Hoffmann, one of ...
... humiliate die Demütigung, humiliation dennoch, nevertheless, but dergleichen,
such (Ihings), some- thing of the sort deutlich, clear, visible dichten, to compose,
write das Dichtwerk, -es, -e, work (of imaginative literaiure) dick, thick diebisch, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
Concisely, clearly written and easily understood. The work was very approachable and the theme easily accessible. This short novel makes me want to read his longer works. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - elenchus - LibraryThing
Read for the language more than any driving interest in the story. Like Kafka the vocabulary is relatively simple, though the concepts are not, so a nice way to practise my German. The story appears ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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