Book Reviews of Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend

Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend
Doctor Faustus The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend
Author: Thomas Mann
ISBN-13: 9780394712970
ISBN-10: 0394712978
Publication Date: 10/12/1971
Pages: 510
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3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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There is a mini-resurgence in interest in Thomas Mann these days. This edition is the wonderful translation by H. T. Lowe-Porter from 1948. Based loosely on Arnold Schoenberg and set in Germany before World War II, it is the application of the Faust legend to the life of a modern classical composer who sells his soul for earthly fame. There is a wealth of German culture (music, poetry, literature) within these pages. It is one of those books needing close reading, sunk deep in an armchair while winter whirls outside.
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