Thomas Mann

Der Tod in Venedig

1912 (First published)

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Thomas Mann
1912 First published
Publication Location Germany
Language German
Notes Der Tod in Venedig (English: Death in Venice) is a novella written by the German author Thomas Mann and was first published in 1912. The work presents a great writer suffering writer's block who visits Venice and is liberated, uplifted, and then increasingly obsessed, by the sight of a stunningly beautiful youth. Though he never speaks to the boy, much less touches him, the writer finds himself drawn deep into ruinous inward passion; meanwhile, Venice, and finally, the writer himself, succumb to a cholera plague.


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