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Buddenbrooks: The Decline Of A Family Thomas Mann

Buddenbrooks: The Decline Of A Family

Thomas Mann

Published June 26th 2008
ISBN : 9781439507414
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1st published in Germany when Mann was 25 in 1900, Buddenbrooks is a modern literary classic--a story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany. With consummate skill, Mann draws a rounded picture of bourgeois life: birthsMore1st published in Germany when Mann was 25 in 1900, Buddenbrooks is a modern literary classic--a story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany. With consummate skill, Mann draws a rounded picture of bourgeois life: births & christenings- marriages, divorces & deaths- successes & failures. These commonplace occurrences, intrinsically the same, vary slightly as they recur in each succeeding generation. As the Buddenbrooks eventually succumb to the seductions of modernity--seductions at variance with their own traditions-- downfall becomes certain.In scope, richness of detail & human fullness, Buddenbrooks surpasses most modern family chronicles- proving a model for many. Judged as Manns greatest novel by some, its ranked as among the greatest by all.