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Friends of the Palm Springs Library (FOPSL) Book Club

Join the Friends of the Palm Springs Library (FOPSL) Book Club for a discussion of Death in Venice by Thomas Mann at 2:00 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC).

The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone. For February 17th meeting only, please note the meeting location change to the Youth Story Room at the Palm Springs Public Library. Members of the Club read the selected book for the month, then join in lively discussions. Please click here to see a list of future selections.


February 17, 2017

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann** 

Death in Venice

One of the most famous literary works of the 20th century, the novella Death in Venice embodies themes that preoccupied Thomas Mann (1875–1955) in much of his work; the duality of art and life, the presence of death and disintegration in the midst of existence, the connection between love and suffering, and the conflict between the artist and his inner self. Mann's handling of these concerns in this story of a middle-aged German writer, torn by his passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice, resulted in a work of great psychological intensity and tragic power. It is presented here in an excellent new translation with extensive commentary on many facets of the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

** —This book is also available as a Downloadable Audiobook and/or eBook from PSPL. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 

 

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