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Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Thomas Mann

A superior new translation of Mann's 1901 saga about four generations of an affluent German family.  Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Vintage
2 reviews about Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family
review by . May 11, 2013
A polished, pensive exploration of eruptive human fatalism.
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 recherche prose and firmly solidified ideas-is a stylish prose epic, a historical and social whirlwind of unimaginable breadth and intelligence that will certainly leave the reader in absolute awe. Considered to be the first 'realistic' novel that dealt unreservedly in the exploration of grim day-to-day truths and …
review by . November 20, 2001
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 recherche prose and firmly solidified ideas-is a stylish prose epic, a historical and social whirlwind of unimaginable breadth and intelligence that will certainly leave the reader in absolute awe. Considered to be the first 'realistic' novel that dealt unreservedly in the exploration of grim day-to-day truths and harsh realities-divorce, …
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