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Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a philosophical analysis of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. The book ... More


Discipline

Philip Kitcher

in Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter begins by clearing away some ideas about the “philosophical backdrop” of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice as a prelude to approaching it from a different philosophical angle. Plato, ... More


Death in Venice: Irony, Detachment, and the Aesthetic State

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Thomas Mann, perhaps the most widely recognized theorist-practitioner of irony in the 20th century, provides a crucial test case for any study of irony. This chapter situates Mann at the far end of ... More


Beauty

Philip Kitcher

in Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on Gustav von Aschenbach, the main character in Death in Venice. It asks: Does he succeed in fitting the disparate elements of his identity together? Is his life invalidated by ... More


Shadows

Philip Kitcher

in Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers whether Thomas Mann was uncertain about the death of Gustav van Aschenbach in Death in Venice. It argues that the problem he faced could not have been that of deciding if ... More


Infectious-Erotic Topographies: Mann’s Der Tod in Venedig and Der Zauberberg and Zweig’s Der Amokläufer

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Exotic Spaces in German Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604128
eISBN:
9780191729362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The exoticization of places is no more evident than in the case of European locales symbolically rendered mysterious, desirous, and threatening, as occurs in the case of Venice and the Swiss Alps, ... More


Movements of exploration, discovery, revelation

Dimitris Eleftheriotis

in Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633128
eISBN:
9780748651269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633128.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines movements of exploration, discovery and revelation, in their foundational relationship with sensibilities engendered in nineteenth-century mobile vision and in their ... More


Benjamin Britten (1913–1976): The Life Narratives of the Ever-Young “Working Composer”

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

in Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Britten completed his last opera, Death in Venice (1973), just before cardiac surgery during which he suffered a stroke. Not yet 60, he underwent many of the changes associated with extended aging: ... More


Geoff Dyer

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Geoff Dyer's novel, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi. The contrast between vitality and killjoy is at the heart of Dyer's work. Unlike the traditional novelist who ... More


Burnout

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Analysis of exhaustion in the context of contemporary stress and burnout theories and debates (primarily psycho-social and socio-political approaches, with hormonal/biomedical underpinnings). ... More


Conclusions

Vincent Barletta

in Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226037363
eISBN:
9780226037394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037394.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter brings up the question of writing and literature because what Mann strongly points to in Death in Venice is the fact that narrative, beyond all else, most potently serves as a domain for ... More


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