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A superior new translation of Mann's 1901 saga about four generations of an affluent German family.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The reissue of Mann's wonderful first novel in a new translation is a cause for rejoicing. In loving, ironic, and sympathetic detail, Mann portrays several generations of a merchant family who belong to the bourgeois aristocracy in Lubeck, tracking them from high point to decline. While the author himself helped Lowe-Porter in the authorized English translation (1938), Woods simply has a better ear for dialog and for smoothing Mann's German syntax into a more naturally flowing English one. He is even so bold as to tackle puns that Lowe-Porter pretended weren't there. Highly recommended.
- Michael T. O'Pecko, Towson State Univ., Md.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A story about "duty to society" and "obligation to society" above any happiness to one's self and enjoyment of one's life. Read morePublished 17 months ago by BCReader
This is a very well written book, I like the short chapters, and this edition, even if as a paperback is fine. The problem is that I do not like Mann very much. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2013 by Katah
I read this book for an Independent Study on the works of Thomas Mann. Although I found the beginning a tad slow, it soon picked up. Read morePublished on June 5 2003
Buddenbrooks is an amazing novel, both in scope and its beautifully rendered characters. The story concerns the Buddenbrook family and their life as prosperous merchants in Lubeck... Read morePublished on May 23 2003 by Randyll McDermott
Buddenbrooks is superbly written, splendidly elegant fiction of the best kind. The novel follows the life of a family (the Buddenbrook family) for the course of about fifty years,... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by bixodoido
Buddenbrooks is the most autobiographical of Mann's works--and the one that most of all, earned Mann the Nobel Prize for Literature. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2001 by Joanna D.
A classy, modernistic literary magnum opus that is truly representative of global literature, Thomas Mann's masterpiece about the bourgeois-which is a tornado of unceasing... Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2001 by Christian Engler
The first third of this novel is wonderful, and the middle third is slow, but the final third was equal to the first. The characters are rich, the story is interesting. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2001 by John Hovig