The Magic Mountain, Or, Thomas Mann is Not Punk by Savannah Reich

The Magic Mountain, Or, Thomas Mann is Not Punk
  • Title : The Magic Mountain, Or, Thomas Mann is Not Punk
  • Author : Savannah Reich
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  • Pages : 38
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A zine that explores the author's experience of reading The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, and her experiences as a college student, and a member of the Midwestern punk scene.


The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

The Magic Mountain
  • Title : The Magic Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher : Everyman\'s Library
  • ISBN Code : 1400044219
  • Pages : 854
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  • Language : English
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A sanitorium in the Swiss Alps reflects the societal ills of pre-twentieth-century Europe, and a young marine engineer rises from his life of anonymity to become a pivotal character in a story about how a human's environment affects self-identity. 10,000 first printing.


A Companion to Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain by Stephen D. Dowden

A Companion to Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain
  • Title : A Companion to Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain
  • Author : Stephen D. Dowden
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN Code : 9781571132482
  • Pages : 250
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Volume offering a guide to and reassessment of Thomas Mann's famous novel.


The Magic Mountain by Hermann J. Weigand

The Magic Mountain
  • Title : The Magic Mountain
  • Author : Hermann J. Weigand
  • Publisher : University of North Carolina S
  • ISBN Code : 9781469658605
  • Pages : 200
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  • Language : English
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Praised highly by Mann himself, Weigand's book (originally published in 1933) is an essential piece of criticism on Mann's monumental novel. In his study of The Magic Mountain Weigand comments on the novel's genre and organization before dissecting the themes of disease and mysticism, Mann's use of irony, and other aspects of this masterpiece of German literature.


Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain by Harold Bloom

Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain
  • Title : Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 131
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  • Language : English
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A collection of critical essays on Mann's novel "The Magic Mountain" arranged in chronological order of publication.


Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain by Rodney Symington

Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain
  • Title : Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain
  • Author : Rodney Symington
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1443834033
  • Pages : 370
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  • Language : English
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Thomas Mann’s novel The Magic Mountain presents a panorama of European society in the first two decades of the 20th century and depicts the philosophical and metaphysical dilemmas facing people in the modern age. In the years leading up to the First World War, the fundamental elements of human nature were thrown into sharp relief by the political tensions that resulted in the ultimate metaphor for the innate destructiveness of humankind: the War itself. If such a war is the true expression of human tendencies, what hope is there for the future? Through the figure of the main character of the novel, Thomas Mann explores the alternative philosophies of life available to human beings in the modern age, and invites the reader to undertake a personal odyssey of discovery, with a view to adopting a positive approach in an era that seems to offer no clear-cut answers. This book is a comprehensive commentary on Thomas Mann’s seminal novel, one of the key literary artefacts of the 20th century. The author has taken upon himself the task of explaining all the references and allusions contained in the novel, and of providing readers who know little or no German with enough explanatory comment to enable them to understand the novel and extract the maximum reading pleasure from it.


Rusty and the Magic Mountain by Ruskin Bond

Rusty and the Magic Mountain
  • Title : Rusty and the Magic Mountain
  • Author : Ruskin Bond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 9352140338
  • Pages : 88
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  • Language : English
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The squirrel family must move to a new house, but Nonu's not happy Little Nonu Squirrel, playful and daring, has just moved into his new house with Papa Squirrel and Mummy Squirrel. As he starts exploring his new neighbourhood, he realizes there are many exciting adventures in store. He learns to skate with his newly-found friend Nicole, enjoys being fed tasty nut cakes by her Grandma, eats juicy mangoes with the Mango Gang and indulges in some crazy shenanigans with Cousin Danny. But life’s not all mangoes and skateboards. Voracious Goonda cat is on the hunt—will Nonu become his next meal?


The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

The Magic Mountain
  • Title : The Magic Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Mann
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  • ISBN Code : 9786257120258
  • Pages : 894
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The Magic Mountain (German: Der Zauberberg) is a novel by Thomas Mann, first published in German in November 1924. It is widely considered to be one of the most influential works of twentieth-century German literature. Mann started writing what was to become The Magic Mountain in 1912. It began as a much shorter narrative which revisited in a comic manner aspects of Death in Venice, a novella that he was preparing for publication. The newer work reflected his experiences and impressions during a period when his wife, who was suffering from a lung complaint, resided at Dr. Friedrich Jessen's Waldsanatorium in Davos, Switzerland for several months. In May and June 1912, Mann visited her and became acquainted with the team of doctors and patients in this cosmopolitan institution. According to Mann, in the afterword that was later included in the English translation of his novel, this stay inspired his opening chapter ("Arrival"). The outbreak of World War I interrupted his work on the book. The savage conflict and its aftermath led the author to undertake a major re-examination of European bourgeois society. He explored the sources of the destructiveness displayed by much of civilised humanity. He was also drawn to speculate about more general questions related to personal attitudes to life, health, illness, sexuality and mortality. Given this, Mann felt compelled to radically revise and expand the pre-war text before completing it in 1924. Der Zauberberg was eventually published in two volumes by S. Fischer Verlag in Berlin. The narrative opens in the decade before World War I. It introduces the protagonist, Hans Castorp, the only child of a Hamburg merchant family. Following the early death of his parents, Castorp has been brought up by his grandfather and later, by a maternal uncle named James Tienappel. Castorp is in his early 20s, about to take up a shipbuilding career in Hamburg, his home town. Before beginning work, he undertakes a journey to visit his tubercular cousin, Joachim Ziemssen, who is seeking a cure in a sanatorium in Davos, high up in the Swiss Alps. In the opening chapter, Castorp leaves his familiar life and obligations, in what he later learns to call "the flatlands", to visit the rarefied mountain air and introspective small world of the sanatorium.


The Magic Mountain by Hermann John Weigand

The Magic Mountain
  • Title : The Magic Mountain
  • Author : Hermann John Weigand
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  • Pages : 183
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  • Language : English
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The Magic Mountain by Edwina Reizer,Rosemarie Licata

The Magic Mountain
  • Title : The Magic Mountain
  • Author : Edwina Reizer,Rosemarie Licata
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0557398843
  • Pages : 48
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  • Language : English
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The Magic Mountain is a special story written for all children that are still able to access their imagination.As former teachers, we have had an opportunity to see the magic in the eyes of children that escape the eyes of adults. To these childrenwe say thank you!


America's Magic Mountain by Curtis White

America's Magic Mountain
  • Title : America's Magic Mountain
  • Author : Curtis White
  • Publisher : Dalkey Archive Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781564783691
  • Pages : 231
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  • Language : English
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A contemporary version of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, Curtis White's novel begins with Mann's "unassuming young man," Hans Castorp, visiting his cousin at a health retreat. In this version though, the retreat is a spa for recovering alcoholics, unlike all other rehab centers. Rather than encouraging their patients to free themselves of their addiction, the directors of The Elixir believe that sobriety isn't for everyone, that you must let alcohol work its way on you. Filled with many compelling and comic voices, White's novel is a strange and unlikely world that, nevertheless, is quite recognizable as our own.


The Witch and the Magic Mountain by Howard Goodall,Renata Allen

The Witch and the Magic Mountain
  • Title : The Witch and the Magic Mountain
  • Author : Howard Goodall,Renata Allen
  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780871290618
  • Pages : 65
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  • Language : English
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In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain by Andrea Weiss

In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain
  • Title : In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain
  • Author : Andrea Weiss
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226886749
  • Pages : 310
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Thomas Mann’s two eldest children, Erika and Klaus, were unconventional, rebellious, and fiercely devoted to each other. Empowered by their close bond, they espoused vehemently anti-Nazi views in a Europe swept up in fascism and were openly, even defiantly, gay in an age of secrecy and repression. Although their father’s fame has unfairly overshadowed their legacy, Erika and Klaus were serious authors, performance artists before the medium existed, and political visionaries whose searing essays and lectures are still relevant today. And, as Andrea Weiss reveals in this dual biography, their story offers a fascinating view of the literary and intellectual life, political turmoil, and shifting sexual mores of their times. In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain begins with an account of the make-believe world the Manns created together as children—an early sign of their talents as well as the intensity of their relationship. Weiss documents the lifelong artistic collaboration that followed, showing how, as the Nazis took power, Erika and Klaus infused their work with a shared sense of political commitment. Their views earned them exile, and after escaping Germany they eventually moved to the United States, where both served as members of the U.S. armed forces. Abroad, they enjoyed a wide circle of famous friends, including Andre Gide, Christopher Isherwood, Jean Cocteau, and W. H. Auden, whom Erika married in 1935. But the demands of life in exile, Klaus’s heroin addiction, and Erika’s new allegiance to their father strained their mutual devotion, and in 1949 Klaus committed suicide. Beautiful never-before-seen photographs illustrate Weiss’s riveting tale of two brave nonconformists whose dramatic lives open up new perspectives on the history of the twentieth century.


The Magic Mountains by Dane Keith Kennedy

The Magic Mountains
  • Title : The Magic Mountains
  • Author : Dane Keith Kennedy
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520201880
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Perched among peaks that loom over heat-shimmering plains, hill stations remain among the most curious monuments to the British colonial presence in India. In this engaging and meticulously researched study, Dane Kennedy explores the development and history of the hill stations of the raj. He shows that these cloud-enshrouded havens were sites of both refuge and surveillance for British expatriates: sanctuaries from the harsh climate as well as an alien culture; artificial environments where colonial rulers could nurture, educate, and reproduce themselves; commanding heights from which orders could be issued with an Olympian authority. Kennedy charts the symbolic and sociopolitical functions of the hill stations over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, arguing that these highland communities became much more significant to the British colonial government than mere places for rest and play. Particularly after the revolt of 1857, they became headquarters for colonial political and military authorities. In addition, the hill stations provided employment to countless Indians who worked as porters, merchants, government clerks, domestics, and carpenters. The isolation of British authorities at the hill stations reflected the paradoxical character of the British raj itself, Kennedy argues. While attempting to control its subjects, it remained aloof from Indian society. Ironically, as more Indians were drawn to these mountain areas for work, and later for vacation, the carefully guarded boundaries between the British and their subjects eroded. Kennedy argues that after the turn of the century, the hill stations were increasingly incorporated into the landscape of Indian social and cultural life. Perched among peaks that loom over heat-shimmering plains, hill stations remain among the most curious monuments to the British colonial presence in India. In this engaging and meticulously researched study, Dane Kennedy explores the development and history of the hill stations of the raj. He shows that these cloud-enshrouded havens were sites of both refuge and surveillance for British expatriates: sanctuaries from the harsh climate as well as an alien culture; artificial environments where colonial rulers could nurture, educate, and reproduce themselves; commanding heights from which orders could be issued with an Olympian authority. Kennedy charts the symbolic and sociopolitical functions of the hill stations over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, arguing that these highland communities became much more significant to the British colonial government than mere places for rest and play. Particularly after the revolt of 1857, they became headquarters for colonial political and military authorities. In addition, the hill stations provided employment to countless Indians who worked as porters, merchants, government clerks, domestics, and carpenters. The isolation of British authorities at the hill stations reflected the paradoxical character of the British raj itself, Kennedy argues. While attempting to control its subjects, it remained aloof from Indian society. Ironically, as more Indians were drawn to these mountain areas for work, and later for vacation, the carefully guarded boundaries between the British and their subjects eroded. Kennedy argues that after the turn of the century, the hill stations were increasingly incorporated into the landscape of Indian social and cultural life.


Magic Mountain by Rosie Banks

Magic Mountain
  • Title : Magic Mountain
  • Author : Rosie Banks
  • Publisher : Orchard (NY)
  • ISBN Code : 9781408323687
  • Pages : 113
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  • Language : English
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It's time for best friends Ellie, Summer and Jasmine to head to the frosty slopes of Magic Mountain. Can they find Queen Malice's fifth enchanted thunderbolt and stop the pixies from turning into icicles?


The Magic Mountain by N.A

The Magic Mountain
  • Title : The Magic Mountain
  • Author : N.A
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Below the Magic Mountain by Linda Bryder

Below the Magic Mountain
  • Title : Below the Magic Mountain
  • Author : Linda Bryder
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019822947X
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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Tuberculosis was perceived for the first time in the early twentieth century as a major problem warranting state involvement in a national campaign for its eradication. This book examines the rise of the anti-tuberculosis movement in Britain, and the development of a new public health serviceand medical specialism, discussing why the campaign took the particular form it did. The importance of the study lies in its conception of medical history not as a series of scientific discoveries and technological developments, but as an integral part of a broader social and political scene. The patient, often neglected in medical history, is given close attention in an attempt tounderstand how the disease has been viewed during this century, and the impact it has had on society. Below the Magic Mountain shows that medicine cannot be understood in isolation from the society of which it is a part.


Below the Magic Mountain by Linda Bryder

Below the Magic Mountain
  • Title : Below the Magic Mountain
  • Author : Linda Bryder
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9780198229476
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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Tuberculosis was perceived for the first time in the early twentieth century as a major problem warranting state involvement in a national campaign for its eradication. This book examines the rise of the anti-tuberculosis movement in Britain, and the development of a new public health serviceand medical specialism, discussing why the campaign took the particular form it did. The importance of the study lies in its conception of medical history not as a series of scientific discoveries and technological developments, but as an integral part of a broader social and political scene. The patient, often neglected in medical history, is given close attention in an attempt tounderstand how the disease has been viewed during this century, and the impact it has had on society. Below the Magic Mountain shows that medicine cannot be understood in isolation from the society of which it is a part.


Framing and Imagining Disease in Cultural History by G. Rousseau,M. Gill,D. Haycock,M. Herwig

Framing and Imagining Disease in Cultural History
  • Title : Framing and Imagining Disease in Cultural History
  • Author : G. Rousseau,M. Gill,D. Haycock,M. Herwig
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 023052432X
  • Pages : 329
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  • Language : English
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Throughout human history illness has been socially interpreted before its range of meanings could be understood and disseminated. Writers of diverse types have been as active in constructing these meanings as doctors, yet it is only recently that literary traditions have been recognized as a rich archive for these interpretations. These essays focus on the methodological hurdles encountered in retrieving these interpretations, called 'framing' by the authors. Framing and Imagining Disease in Cultural History aims to explain what has been said about these interpretations and to compare their value.


The Art of Living by Alexander Nehamas

The Art of Living
  • Title : The Art of Living
  • Author : Alexander Nehamas
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520224906
  • Pages : 283
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  • Language : English
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In this wide-ranging, brilliantly written account, Nehamas provides an incisive reevaluation of Socrates' place in the Western philosophical tradition and shows the importance of Socrates for Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault.


Thomas Mann's the Magic Mountain and Albert Camus's the Plague by Terri Davis

Thomas Mann's the Magic Mountain and Albert Camus's the Plague
  • Title : Thomas Mann's the Magic Mountain and Albert Camus's the Plague
  • Author : Terri Davis
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 78
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  • Language : English
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Reason and Cause by Richard Ned Lebow

Reason and Cause
  • Title : Reason and Cause
  • Author : Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 110847943X
  • Pages : 366
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  • Language : English
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Philosophy and social science assume that reason and cause are objective and universally applicable concepts. Through close readings of ancient and modern philosophy, history and literature, Richard Ned Lebow demonstrates that these concepts are actually specific to time and place. He traces their parallel evolution by focusing on classical Athens, the Enlightenment through Victorian England, and the early twentieth century. This important book shows how and why understandings of reason and cause have developed and evolved, in response to what kind of stimuli, and what this says about the relationship between social science and the social world in which it is conducted. Lebow argues that authors reflecting on their own social context use specific constructions of these categories as central arguments about the human condition. This highly original study will make an immediate impact across a number of fields with its rigorous research and the development of an innovative historicised epistemology.


A Whole New Life by Reynolds Price

A Whole New Life
  • Title : A Whole New Life
  • Author : Reynolds Price
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0684872552
  • Pages : 213
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  • Language : English
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The distinguished novelist offers an account of his battle with cancer of the spine, describing his struggle to come to terms with the disease, its treatment, and his determination to get on with his life.


Doc by Charlette Marley

Doc
  • Title : Doc
  • Author : Charlette Marley
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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With the loss of Abigail his one true love, Doc begins a journey that will threaten all of their lives. Revenge as they say is best served cold, it's taken a long time for Doc to get everything in place to take down Abigail's despicable father, Lord Robert Smythe. The team which had been disbanded, voted as a whole to help Doc and his son Oscar take down Lord Robert. The death toll was mounting as the truth about why Lord Robert abandoned his only child and his grandson, shortening his daughter's life and leaving them destitute. Once Lord Robert agreed to help the team and Doc bring down the group, that threatened all their lives, keeping the women and children safe became their top priority, making their escape to safety that much more urgent.


The Black Swan by Thomas Mann

The Black Swan
  • Title : The Black Swan
  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 183
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  • Language : English
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Tsui Hark's Zu by Andrew Schroeder

Tsui Hark's Zu
  • Title : Tsui Hark's Zu
  • Author : Andrew Schroeder
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9622096514
  • Pages : 124
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  • Language : English
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Hong Kong cinema exploded into world culture during the 1990s, driven by its linkage with Hollywood's dynamic new digital special effects technologies. This book provides essential historical background to that remarkable set of events by analyzing the culture, political and technological network surrounding Tsui Hark's masterful but under-appreciated Zu: Warriors From the Magic Mountain. Schroeder examines how the film transformed Hong Kong action cinema from the 1980s to the present, which resulted in its rise as a dominant transnational style in close affiliation with the transformation of Hollywood cinema into a digital technology driven global enterprise.


MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Robert McLaughlin

MAGIC MOUNTAIN
  • Title : MAGIC MOUNTAIN
  • Author : Robert McLaughlin
  • Publisher : History Press Library Editions
  • ISBN Code : 9781531697938
  • Pages : 98
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  • Language : English
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Nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado, construction began on Magic Mountain just two years after Disneyland s opening season. Through never-before-seen photographs, Magic Mountain tells the exciting story of the first attempt in America to spread the Disneyland model. The dream of a theme park in Colorado was conceived by Walter F. Cobb and designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles. The park saw tens of thousands of visitors, even during the construction period. They witnessed live gunfights and playhouse melodramas and took a ride on the Magic Mountain railroad. Unfortunately, the park closed at the end of its premier season in 1960, but it would eventually evolve into Heritage Square. For over 40 years, this venue brought fun and entertainment to the young and young at heart, following Cobb s vision of a clean, entertaining, and educational park for the whole family."


Somewhere on Magic Mountain by Deborah L. Chambers

Somewhere on Magic Mountain
  • Title : Somewhere on Magic Mountain
  • Author : Deborah L. Chambers
  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1606960040
  • Pages : 54
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  • Language : English
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Somewhere on Magic Mountain there is a cottage. It is called the wishing cottage. They say it is impossible to find, but every once and a while someone will accidentally find themselves there. This is just one story about a girl who found the wishing cottage. She used her wish to give her brother a great adventure. I guess Ill start from the beginning Imagine discovering a hidden legend, an adventure of a lifetime, and a magic cottage! Come join new author Deborah Chambers on this exciting adventure where legends are discovered. Meet a family on a camping trip that leads to adventure and the discovery of legends such as the hidden magic-wishing cottage and Lady Lea. Somewhere on the Magic Mountain there is a hidden cottage. Can you imagine finding that? Jenny did! Deborah Chambers is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She has had a career in cosmetology for many years. She is creative in nature and has a passion for reading for fun. Deborah Chambers also has a passion for storytelling. She hopes to use her creative nature and flair to encourage kids to read for fun.


Royal Highness by Thomas Mann

Royal Highness
  • Title : Royal Highness
  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher : Onesuch Press
  • ISBN Code : 0987153218
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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The ironic satire of a decaying German duchy and its rejuvenation by the appearance of an independent-minded American woman. Peopled with a range of characters from aristocrat to mad woman, this novel is a microcosm of Europe before the Great War. The book's driving force is the development of a love between the young Prince, hidebound by tradition, and the exotic, beautiful Imma. Written by Noble Prize winning author Thomas Mann, his careful depiction of a decaying society rejuvenated by modern forces illustrates in fable what he regarded as a universal truth - that ripeness and death are a necessary condition of rebirth.


America's Magic Mountain by Curtis White

America's Magic Mountain
  • Title : America's Magic Mountain
  • Author : Curtis White
  • Publisher : Dalkey Archive Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781564783691
  • Pages : 231
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A contemporary version of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, Curtis White's novel begins with Mann's "unassuming young man," Hans Castorp, visiting his cousin at a health retreat. In this version though, the retreat is a spa for recovering alcoholics, unlike all other rehab centers. Rather than encouraging their patients to free themselves of their addiction, the directors of The Elixir believe that sobriety isn't for everyone, that you must let alcohol work its way on you. Filled with many compelling and comic voices, White's novel is a strange and unlikely world that, nevertheless, is quite recognizable as our own.


Permanent Liminality and Modernity by Arpad Szakolczai

Permanent Liminality and Modernity
  • Title : Permanent Liminality and Modernity
  • Author : Arpad Szakolczai
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317082184
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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This book offers a comprehensive sociological study of the nature and dynamics of the modern world, through the use of a series of anthropological concepts, including the trickster, schismogenesis, imitation and liminality. Developing the view that with the theatre playing a central role, the modern world is conditioned as much by cultural processes as it is by economic, technological or scientific ones, the author contends the world is, to a considerable extent, theatrical - a phenomenon experienced as inauthenticity or a loss of direction and meaning. As such the novel is revealed as a means for studying our theatricalised reality, not simply because novels can be understood to be likening the world to theatre, but because they effectively capture and present the reality of a world that has been thoroughly ’theatricalised’ - and they do so more effectively than the main instruments usually employed to analyse reality: philosophy and sociology. With analyses of some of the most important novelists and novels of modern culture, including Rilke, Hofmannsthal, Kafka, Mann, Blixen, Broch and Bulgakov, and focusing on fin-de-siècle Vienna as a crucial ’threshold’ chronotope of modernity, Permanent Liminality and Modernity demonstrates that all seek to investigate and unmask the theatricalisation of modern life, with its progressive loss of meaning and our deteriorating capacity to distinguish between what is meaningful and what is artificial. Drawing on the work of Nietzsche, Bakhtin and Girard to examine the ways in which novels explore the reduction of human existence to a state of permanent liminality, in the form of a sacrificial carnival, this book will appeal to scholars of social, anthropological and literary theory.


An Aesthetics of Morality by John Krapp

An Aesthetics of Morality
  • Title : An Aesthetics of Morality
  • Author : John Krapp
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781570034480
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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Focusing on instances of moral pedagogy in novels by Thomas Mann, Albert Camus, Joseph Conrad, and Fyodor Dostoevsky, he suggests that literature uses an aesthetic portrayal of personal relations to introduce scenes of moral tension that illustrate the way ethical claims are made and validated."--BOOK JACKET.


Modern Critical Interpretations Set, 83-Volumes by Harold Bloom

Modern Critical Interpretations Set, 83-Volumes
  • Title : Modern Critical Interpretations Set, 83-Volumes
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9780791096864
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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" Presents important and scholarly criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature" The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism" Contains notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index" Introductory essay by Harold Bloom


Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain by Hans Rudolf Vaget

Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain
  • Title : Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain
  • Author : Hans Rudolf Vaget
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780195304749
  • Pages : 275
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  • Language : English
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This collection seeks to illustrate the ways in which Thomas Mann's 1924 novel, The Magic Mountain, has been newly construed by some of today's most astute readers in the field of Mann studies. The essays, many of which were written expressly for this volume, comment on some of the familiar and inescapable topics of Magic Mountain scholarship, including the questions of genre and ideology, the philosophy of time, and the ominous subjects of disease and medical practice. Moreover, this volume offers fresh approaches to the novel's underlying notions of masculinity, to its embodiment of the cultural code of anti-Semitism, and to its precarious relationship to the rival media of photography, cinema, and recorded sound.


Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

Death in Venice
  • Title : Death in Venice
  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 9780307772923
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Eight complex stories illustrative of the author's belief that "a story must tell itself," highlighted by the high art style of the famous title novella.


High Modernism by Joshua Kavaloski

High Modernism
  • Title : High Modernism
  • Author : Joshua Kavaloski
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN Code : 1571139109
  • Pages : 235
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Explores the performative role of canonical literary works from the 1920s, providing a more nuanced understanding of high modernism and resituating it within literary history.


The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel by Graham Bartram,Philip Payne

The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel
  • Author : Graham Bartram,Philip Payne
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521483926
  • Pages : 294
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Finding Magic Mountain by Carol Zapata-Whelan

Finding Magic Mountain
  • Title : Finding Magic Mountain
  • Author : Carol Zapata-Whelan
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781569244005
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Carol Zapata-Whelan describes her son's struggle with the rare genetic disease Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), focusing on the time of diagnosis at age nine to his first year in college (he matriculated as a pre-med student at the University of California, Berkeley, in September 2004). Zapata-Whelan illustrates how this struggle with FOP has shaped and strengthened her family, and how, as a mother, the experience has taught her to put her trust in the universe, and live life one day at a time. Through her son's remarkable grace and strength in dealing with his disease, she has learned that an unexpected encounter with suffering can be a blessing as well. Through flashbacks and anecdotes, Zapata-Whelan leads the reader through the ups and downs of dealing with FOP in everyday life, while offering insight, hope and guidance throughout.


Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell

Take the Monkeys and Run
  • Title : Take the Monkeys and Run
  • Author : Karen Cantwell
  • Publisher : Karen Cantwell
  • ISBN Code : 0986263818
  • Pages : 250
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“This fun if light novel’s quippy, hilarious narrator, Barbara Marr, has so much warmth and genuine gumption, you’d certainly want her on your criminal investigative team.” – Publishers Weekly Semi-Finalist, 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest "Barbara Marr is...perhaps the most hilarious amateur sleuth in literature....Cantwell handles her characters with flair and pizazz...blending page-turning action with those little tender moments that get you right in the gut..." Book 1 in the bestselling Barbara Marr Murder Mystery Series Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods, Virginia. Typical, that is until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door. When Barb talks her two friends into some seemingly innocent Charlie’s Angels-like sleuthing, they stumble upon way more than they bargained for and uncover a piece of neighborhood history that certain people would kill to keep on the cutting room floor. 237 pages of laugh-out-loud fun.


Secret Kingdom #5: Magic Mountain by Rosie Banks

Secret Kingdom #5: Magic Mountain
  • Title : Secret Kingdom #5: Magic Mountain
  • Author : Rosie Banks
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 0545536294
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Enter a magical world full of friendship and fun! It's time for best friends Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine to return to the Secret Kingdom and head to the frosty slopes of Magic Mountain! Can they find Queen Malice's fifth enchanted thunderbolt and stop the brownies from turning into icicles?