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Topic: Death In Venice and Other Stories - Thomas Mann

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Subject: Death In Venice and Other Stories - Thomas Mann
Date Posted: 2/2/2009 3:04 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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So, I just got this at the book store. I had to move unexpectedly and so my entire library (including all my books in progress) had to be packed up and are currently out of state (poopy) so I was without a book (a first!) and someone recommended this collection to me.

I haven't started it yet but I was wondering if any of you had read it and what your thoughts were? I have been told that he's a thought provoking author along the lines of Kafka...Is there any thing I should have in mind when reading his work?

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 4:46 PM ET
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Never read it, but I'd be interested to know what you think. I'm a big Kafka fan.

Date Posted: 2/3/2009 6:37 PM ET
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I like Kafka too, that's part of why I chose this one. :) I'll let you know how it is

Date Posted: 2/6/2009 12:02 PM ET
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I read Death in Venice about 15 years ago, so my memory of it is a little fuzzy. I was a little meh about it. Thomas Mann, not one of my favorites. I love Kafka, too, and I don't see many similarities. I'm curious to hear what you think.